Air Commando of the Month: Self-motivation

USAF: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Johnson, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron airfield management, stands on the flightline in front of nearly 1,300 runway lights that he maintains. By Senior Airman Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs Editor’s note: Each month a new airman will be highlighted as Air Commando […]

Chamber seeking sponsors for airmen

CNJ staff The Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for its Sponsor an Air Commando program. The program was established to give airmen a chance to have a home away from home, according to a press release from the chamber. There are now more than 30 airmen on the chamber’s list, waiting to […]

Air commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard

• Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard • Hometown: Taunton, Mass. • Air Force career field: Radio Frequency Transmission Systems • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard arrived at Cannon in Sept. 2010. He achieved a 93 percent average at the Radio Frequency Transmission Systems technical school course […]

Air Commando spotlight: Senior Airman Agustin L. Cansino

USAF photo • Name/rank: Senior Airman Agustin L. Cansino • Hometown: Big Spring, Texas • Air Force career field: Physical Therapy Technician • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron • Accomplishments: Cansino is a skilled physical therapy technician who is also highly involved in base and community activities. He is a member of the […]

Air Commando spotlight: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito

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Courtesy photo Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Name/rank: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Hometown: Clovis • Air Force career field: Client systems apprentice • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Senior Airman Hipolito began his Air Force career at Cannon in 2009 with the 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron. Since then, he has […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman Matthew Lamastus

USAF photo Airman Matthew Lamastus • Name/rank: Airman Matthew Lamastus • Hometown: Bowling Green, Ky. • Air Force career field: Tactical Aircraft Maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit • Accomplishments: Lamastus prepared a short-notice unit mobility package for the Operation Odyssey Dawn tasking consisting of vehicles and equipment pallets. […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez

USAF photo • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez • Hometown: Libertyville, Ill. • Air Force career field: Aerospace maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Accomplishments: Hernandez is a dedicated maintainer who adapts easily to new situations. He was recognized for outstanding performance as the best in his First Term Airman […]

Air Commando spotlight: Staff Sgt. Sara Catherine Meyer

USAF photo • Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Sara Catherine Meyer • Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Air Force career field: Protocol • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Wing • Accomplishments: Staff Sgt. Meyer has worked in protocol for only a few months. In that short time, she managed high-profile Cannon visits for five general officers, the Clovis […]

Air Commando spotlight: Mara Filetti Jordan

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USAF photo • Name/rank: Mara Filetti Jordan, GS-11 • Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va. • Air Force career field: Supervisory Club manager • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Accomplishments: Mara Filetti Jordan is the Collocated Club Manager at Cannon. She leads a staff of more than 40 employees at two food operations, three […]

Air Commando Association: Cannon airmen working to start local chapter

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. George Lowe, left, and Master Sgt. John Hearn examine banners intended to spread the word about the new association at the Air Commando Association meeting last week. Liliana Castillo Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are working to create a chapter of the Air Commando Association at the […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth

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USAF photo Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Name/rank: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii Air Force career field: Fire protection Squadron: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Accomplishments: Since May 2010, Airman First Class Hayworth has been turning the heads of many supervisors and leaders. As a dedicated Air Commando, he […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman Ericka Jae Engblom

USAF photo Airman Ericka Jae Engblom • Name/rank: Airman Ericka Jae Engblom • Hometown: Edmonds,Wash. • Air Force career field: Still photographer • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs • Accomplishments: Engblom is a new photographer with 27 SOW Public Affairs. Although she’s only been in the Air Force for one year, she ran […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson

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Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Hometown: Mankato, Minn. • Air Force career field: Airfield management • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Accomplishments: In 2010 Johnson was selected as Trainee of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (squadron […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg

USAF photo Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Name: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Hometown: Park Falls, Wis. • Air Force career field: Vehicle operations • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Accomplishments: Kieweg works in vehicle operations and has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base since 2009. In 2010 he […]

Air Commando One remembered

By Senior Airman Ryan Whitney: 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — More than 500 friends, family members and servicemembers gathered at here to honor and remember “Air Commando One” during a memorial ceremony July 2. Airmen of all ranks, including Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Medal of […]

Press Release: Adopt-An-Air Commando program announced

The communities of Clovis and Portales, NM are partnering with Cannon Air Force Base to announce the start of a new program, Adopt- an- Air Commando.

Airmen, families turn out for Commando Day

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Airmen and their families line up to take a tour of an AC-130H gunship during Commando Family Day on Sept. 19. The AC-130H gunship was part of a static display of four aircraft that airmen and families toured. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs With […]

May 1 Cannon Community

Air Commando Family Retreat — The Cannon Chapel will host its first Air Commando Family Retreat May 15-17 at Bonita Park Retreat Center in Ruidoso. The retreat is available to active-duty airmen and their families and is free, but registration is limited to the first 50 who sign up. Others will be place on a […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Commando Hoops — Aug. 23-24. Camp is for girls and boys to provide focused skills to improve their play. Participants will receive personal evaluation and earn a jersey, basket ball and certificate. Children ages 10-14 are preferred, but age is negotiable based on skill level. Cost is $25 and is limited to 30 young […]

Simulated shootout at the commando corral

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Senior Airman Joshua Jacobson, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, stands guard as a simulated “casualty” is helped to safety by the rest of his four-man team during a training course that took place last week at Cannon. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations […]