AFSOC training unit at Cannon

AFSOC response to GAO report

Statement released Wednesday by Air Force Special Operations Command regarding the Jan. 18 Government Accountability Office report on Cannon Air Force Base: Air Force Special Operations Command worked closely with the General Accounting Office, throughout the audit process, to provide information regarding the transfer of people and equipment to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The […]

State group to woo Air Force

By Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson has created a task force to sell New Mexico as a future home for a new U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Command. Richardson on Wednesday formed a task force of state and community leaders and military and cyberspace experts to promote New Mexico. The task force will make the state’s […]

Police respond to suicide threat

Freedom New Mexico A suicidal 47-year-old Curry County man was placed in protective custody Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers. City, county and state law enforcement officers and Clovis’ mobile command unit were deployed to the scene before the situation ended without incident, according to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. The man […]

Special Ops takes control of Cannon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, left, and Lt. Gen. Norman Seip stand at attention for the national anthem during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. By Gabriel Monte and Tonya Fennell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday […]

Flag ceremony ushers in Special Ops

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Col. Scott West prepares to receive his last salute as commander of the 27th Fighter Wing at the change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old […]

AFSOC leader coming to base

CNJ staff Air Force Special Operations Command will assume ownership of Cannon Air Force Base during a ceremony Oct. 1 at the base. The 27th Fighter Wing will be designated the 27th Special Operations Wing during the event. The unit designation was selected through a process that started in the AFSOC historian’s office. “After coordinating […]

Special ops transition finalized

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Courtesy photo: Sue Sap, U.S. Air Force The first-of-its-kind MC-130W was presented to Air Force Special Operations Command in a ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., in June of 2006. The highly modified C-130 will replace special operations aircraft lost in combat. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to […]

Cannon impact study getting final review

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The wait to find out the future of Cannon Air Force Base is about over. The Secretary of the Air Force is expected to review proposed changes at Cannon this week as part of the base’s switch to Air Force Special Operations Command. Today marks the end of a […]

Communities get $270K for Cannon transition aid

CNJ Staff The Defense Department has awarded $270,000 to the city of Clovis to help it prepare for the changes associated with the realignment of Cannon Air Force Base, according to a news release from New Mexico’s congressional delegation. The one-time grant was administered by the department’s Office of Economic Adjustment. Clovis holds membership in […]