First female commander comes to Cannon

CNJ staff The 16th Special Operations Squadron has its first female commander in Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer, according to an announcement on Cannon Air Force Base website. Onufer is only the second woman to command an operational flying squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command. She was promoted to the Cannon position in February. Onufer […]

County supports Cannon growth

The current Cannon Air Force Base commander, Col. Stephen Clark, as well as the preceding base commander, has made requests to the county commission for more than two years for assistance with security issues and other obstructions critical to their mission. These issues primarily involve County Road R and the land immediately west of the […]

Press release: Local Army Reserve battalion completes training in New Jersey

The 5th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, based in Lubbock, Tx, recently completed its Annual Training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Jan. 31, 2011. Despite subfreezing temperatures, the Battalion successfully trained 87 Soldiers in both Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations initial training (MOS-T), as well as the Non-Commissioned Officer Civil Affairs Advanced Leaders […]

SOF truths: Relationships truly matter

EXPECTANT parents

USAF graphic By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso: 27th SOW Command Chief I mentioned in a previous writing that I would have discussions with our base populace about what it means to be a special operations airmen and how the SOF (special operations forces) truths should intertwine in our lives and our work here at […]

Command chief talks about new position

Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso was selected as the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Special Operations Wing after the departure of Chief Master Sgt. William Turner in December. Caruso serves as the principal enlisted adviser to the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing on all issues affecting […]

Bill includes funds for Cannon

The Associated Press The 2011 Defense Authorization Bill authorizes millions of dollars in projects for Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, including an operations and training complex, a squadron operations facility, a new hangar and a new 96-room dormitory. The measure also authorizes funds for projects at New Mexico’s two other Air Force Bases, Holloman […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Press Release: Cannon's Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Airmen recall Order of the Sword ceremony

USAF photo: Senior Airman Sheila deVera Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, left, acknowledges the applause from the audience as his wife Ronda, center left, retired Chief Master Sgt. James Binnicker, the ninth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, center right, and Chief Master Master William Turner, 27th Special Operations […]

Families enjoy fall festival

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Military spouse Susan Hinrichs paints faces Saturday at one of the free booth activities for children. Liliana Castillo Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Group and Special Operations Maintenance Group, along with their families, enjoyed a day of fun, food and games Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Fall Festival. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local military operations and a question of debates

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Military operations A heads-up from Cannon AFB, where they are conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise through Oct. 29. It means increased activity including sirens or simulated explosions.Anyone living on or visiting the base should note that traffic delays, closures or limited services. For questions, […]

Former Cannon commander promoted

A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an article in Air […]

Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

CNJ staff report A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an […]

Diamond Sharp airmen honored

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USAF photo: Greg Allen 1st Sgt. David Becraft, 16th Special Operations Squadron, far right, and 1st Sgt. Sheronne King, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, flank Cannon Air Force Base, Diamond Sharp Airmen Sept. 3 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility. Second from left, Airmen 1st Class Daryle Borque, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, […]

Photographer’s work will be displayed at Pentagon

Courtesy photo: Andrea Hubbard Andrea Hubbard captured her husband, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hubbard, and their children, as he prepared to go to work. The photo, “Morning with Daddy,” captured first place in the MyAirForceLife.com contest. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words stands […]

State police conducting safety operations Labor Day weekend

New Mexico State Police will be conducting several safety focused operations in the area throughout the Labor Day weekend. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said officers will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints geared toward enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws, as well as DWI enforcement. Glascock said the operations will be conducted through Monday across […]

Press release: USAF proposes low altitude tactical training area

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is seeking input regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The LATN would provide airspace to operate C-130 and CV-22 aircraft for […]

Groups look to strengthen communication

Courtesy photo The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron provided a team-building exercise at the Women’s Medical Center on July 30. The Women’s Medical Center is an obstetrics and gynecology office located across the street from Plains Regional Medical Center. By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group On July 30, 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Selectees to Air Commando Hall of Fame announced

Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command officials announced the 2010 Air Commando Hall of Fame selectees Aug. 13. These men were chosen for their significant contributions to worldwide special operations. Through their leadership and dedication, were instrumental in the success and accomplishments in the field […]

Raising awareness

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Melinda Rudess Petrigani, right, and Col. John T. Carney listen Saturday as Col. Stephen Clark talks about his experience in special operations. About 30 people attended the event held at the VFW Post 3280, where $1,000 was donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Jared Tucker Cannon Air Force Base […]