Special ops leaders visiting base

By CNJ Staff

Senior leaders of the incoming mission at Cannon Air Force Base plan to attend a conference at Cannon this week, according to Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs officials.

The conference begins today and continues through Friday, officials said.
Command senior leaders attend such conferences twice a year, according to Command spokesperson Matt Durham.

“They discuss some of the issues facing the Command,” Durham said.

Senior leaders decided to have the conference at Cannon to “get an eyes on of what Clovis and Portales are like and be able to come back and tell some of the troops that will be moving out there,” Durham said.

The Command assumes ownership of Cannon in October 2007. The 16th Air Force Special Operations Wing will be the new tenants of the base.