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 […]

Wounded warrior rides from coast to coast

USAF photo: Van Brinson Staff Sgt. Marc Esposito and actor/comedian Robin Williams met May 22 in San Francisco. Esposito is participating in Sea to Shining Sea, a 4,000-mile bike ride which started at the Golden Gate Bridge and will end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public […]

Disabled troops, vets attend Warrior Games

DoD photo: Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden Approximately 200 disabled veterans look on as Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter speaks during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Warrior Games May 10 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Warrior Game athletes are competing in Paralympic-style events. By Army Sgt. 1st […]

Warrior Games need coaches to participate

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — If you have ever wanted to follow the footsteps of legendary coaches like John Wooden or Ed Owen, staff members in the Air Force Services Agency Fitness Branch are looking for you. The Air Force team for the first […]

Wounded vets to participate in first warrior games

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON —Approximately 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10 to 14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Defense Department officials announced. The U.S. Olympic Committee will host the games, and events will include shooting, swimming, […]

TriWest wounded warrior support site earns silver award

By Scott Celley: TriWest Healthcare Alliance

‘Wounded Warrior Insurance’ could be solution

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded […]

Kassin remembered in Louisiana service

By The Associated Press FORT POLK, La. — Family members wearing T-shirts with pictures on the backs of a soldier killed in Afghanistan who had ties to Clovis attended a memorial service for him at Fort Polk’s main chapel. Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, was serving as part of Task Force Warrior in the southern […]

Warrior Week a response to what is being asked

1st Lt. James Nichols Holy Schnikey’s!! That was the thought that ran through my head as I sat through the convoy briefing during last week’s Warrior Week. This was in response to the realization of what our country was asking of today’s Airmen. This thought would repeatedly run through my mind as I continued my […]

Warrior Week keeps Team Cannon prepared

Airman 1st Class Ryan Sollars, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, high-crawls in a line of his teammates while one of their 27th Security Forces Squadron instructors, Senior Airman Brian Flanagan, makes sure nobody raises too high. Capt. Andre Kok More than 1,600 Airmen from throughout the 27th Fighter Wing set aside their usual duties over the […]

Warrior Week keeps Cannon mission ready

Col. Scott West Get ready Cannon—next week is Warrior Week! Readiness is our top priority and we’ll focus on training exclusively. Everyone needs to be ready, not just those currently projected to deploy in an upcoming AEF bucket — our nation may need more of us to serve abroad in combating terrorism. So, next week […]

Group declares war on mental illness

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Katrina Olguin with Warrior Moms & Dads of Clovis speaks Saturday during the first Warrior Moms & Dads Mental Health Awareness Event at Greene Acres Park. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King One day recently, Katrina Olguin said, she woke up to find her 4-year-old daughter, Kira, sneaking into her bedroom, not to surprise […]