Year in review: Cannon continues growth

Cannon Connections file photo Airmen from the various groups in the 27th Special Operations Wing render a last salute to Col. Timothy Leahy at a change of command ceremony in May.

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections

Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, new squadrons, new aircraft and extensive construction and renovation.

Personnel surpassed 4,000 and continues to grow.

Here are three highlights among many important events of the year: