Cannon eyed for assets

Air Force News

Air Force Special Operations Command may move some Japan-based and Britain-based assets to Cannon Air Force Base, its commander reported in May.
Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, speaking with reporters in Washington, said AFSOC needed a second base on United States soil, as its multiplying equipment and personnel have outgrown Hurlburt Field, Fla. That new base is Cannon.
AFSOC is adding 2,000 more people and 24 new transport aircraft over the next five years.
Wooley said Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates had tasked Army Gen. Bryan D. Brown, head of United States Special Operations Command, to “flesh out” plans to bring to Cannon some assets now located at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, and RAF Mildenhall, Britain.