FOD winners named

Cannon Connections staff Awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of October Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. There […]

Cannon displays airpower during open house

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Cannon Connections correspondent: Liliana Castillo Tripp Aragon, 4, sits in the cockpit of a UH-1N Huey during the open house. Benna Sayyed By An estimated 4,000 civilians poured in to Cannon Air Force Base Saturday to get an up-close look at the 27th Special Operations Wing’s airpower and learn about air force operations. Civilians mingled […]

Cannon personnel honored

Cannon Connections staff Three awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of June. Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. […]

Cannon personnel recognized

Cannon Connections staff Two awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of April. Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. […]

Civilians given 60-day access to records after separating

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Civilian Service employees are now able to access their electronic Official Personnel Folder for up to 60 days following their date of separation. This new capability allows employees to log into the AFPC Secure website from a personal computer using […]

Deployment opportunities open to civilians

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Qualified Air Force civilians can broaden their career experience and bring valuable knowledge back to the workplace by volunteering for deployments in a variety of career fields, including civil engineering, contracting, intelligence, logistics management and security administration. As part of […]

Awards recognize Cannon’s finest

USAF photo: Airman First Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Retired Maj. Gen. Richard Comer speaks at the 2009 Annual Awards ceremony held at The Landing Zone Feb. 20. Comer shared his experiences in the Air Force and gaves a few words of advice to all airmen. By Airman 1s Class Maynelinne De La Cruz: 27th […]

Cannon Community May 2

Change of Command today Maj. Ryan Rowe will relinquish command of the 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Andrew Young at 9 a.m. today in Hangar 16. A reception will follow. The uniform for military is uniform of the day and business casual for civilians. Relay for Life begins tonight This year’s Clovis/Curry […]

Thousands honor Bataan POW march

USAF photo: Greg Allen The 19th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range paid tribute to the men who died and those who By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs More than 4,400 airmen, soldiers, marines, sailors and civilians participated in this year’s annual Bataan Memorial Death […]

War no excuse for taking action against civilians

By Freedom Newspapers The trials, plea bargains and conviction of U.S. Marines involved in war crimes in Iraq have — like everything else involving the Iraq war — divided Americans. Many Americans are shocked at the brutal nature of the crimes these Marines have committed or are accused of committing, including an execution-style killing of […]

New personnel management system gives civilians credit for work

Maj. Randolph Toris For most of you, Sunday will be just another date on the calendar, but for about 100 civilian employees at Cannon, that date has some extra significance and quite possibly, some angst. On this date, they will effectively fall under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), a system originally designed for the […]

Air Expo celebration of military might

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An F-15E, front, and an F-15C, both from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, sit on display during the 2005 Air Expo on Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The ballet didn’t feature ballerinas. It featured gravity-defying pilots, military mavericks, and their […]

Bombing victim leaves legacy of compassion

Freedom Newspapers Looking at photographs on various Web sites of the smiling 28-year-old California blonde with more than a hint of impish good humor in her eyes, it is difficult to believe such a person could be dead. But Marla Ruzicka, who had spent much of her time in Iraq since 2003 working on behalf […]

Kerry’s war comments tend to contradict

Mona Charen There he was, the 27-year-old John Kerry, hair spilling down over his eyes, Kennedyesque a’s (as in “cahn’t imagine”) rolling off his tongue, and lanky legs seeking room on the cramped talk show set. C-SPAN was rebroadcasting an episode of “The Dick Cavett Show” from 1971. Opposing Kerry was a hard-charging, highly intelligent […]