What’s happening — March 20

Today Registration deadline for horseback riding Outdoor Recreation Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Style Meal: Country fried steak 5 p.m., Landing Zone SAPI Bowling 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Top Five 7 p.m., Base Theater Late Nighter 8 p.m., Landing Zone Saturday Medal Play Tournament 9 a.m., Whispering Winds Golf Course Give […]

Wing commander looks ahead

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, opened up about his plans for Cannon and his Air Commandos during an interview with the Clovis News Journal, March 10. Having assumed command of the 27th SOW Feb. 17, Maitre has since dove in […]

Selfless act yields intrinsic reward

By Staff Sgt. Alex Mercer 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. — Unknown How do you heal through sports? Maj. Joseph Williams, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron clinical medicine flight commander, would say it is extremely therapeutic; and as the passionate medic […]

Jockey 14 memorial honors fallen airmen

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos gathered March 13 to pay tribute to the crew of Jockey 14, a 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunship that crashed off the coast of Kenya in 1994. The 27th Special Operations Wing Commander, Col. Ben Maitre, narrated a portion […]

Air Force Safety Chief visits Cannon

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Chief of Safety, made an in-person appearance March 12 at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. In 2014, Air Commandos flew 100,000 combat hours across five continents without a single Class A mishap. And they did it predominantly at night, often hugging terrain […]

Fishing report — March 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: There were a few […]

What’s happening — March 13

Today Key Spouse Initial Training 8:30 a.m., Community Training Room Spring Challenge 4 p.m., Youth Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Style Meal: Meatloaf 5 p.m., Landing Zone Nine Pin No TAP Tournament 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes 3-4-5 Night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Interstellar 7 p.m., Base Theater Casino Night 8 p.m., […]

Cannon celebrates newest chiefs, selects

By Staff Sgt. Alexxis Mercer 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs It was a night of tradition and celebration for five accomplished Air Commandos during the annual Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony, March 4. Air Commandos, families and friends gathered to honor and toast the evening’s high-achievers whose commitment and dedication to the Air Force […]

Cannon Library offers tech week demos

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos browsing the Cannon Library will discover more than books during the library’s annual tech week March 9-13. In an effort to promote the mobile apps, e-books and equipment for check-out available at the base library, the week will feature demonstrations for […]

Fishing report — March 11

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: There were a few […]

Q&A: Base commander says he’s always wanted to fly

According to his parents, Benjamin Maitre knew what he wanted to do when he grew up around the time he started talking. Less than 20 years into his career, Maitre (pronounced “may-truh”) is the newest commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. Maitre, 41, grew up in New England and […]

27th SOSS: Eyes on the sky

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs A daily brief was given, equipment was gathered and the men and women of the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron air traffic control climbed the stairs toward another day of being a second set of eyes for Cannon’s aerial assets. As the New […]

Vehicle warranties, service contracts, and sales

By Capt. Michael McMillan 27th Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate When purchasing a vehicle, it is important to consider the seller’s representations regarding the vehicle and the potential cost of future repairs to the vehicle. There are several issues to consider, including whether the seller is offering a warranty, whether the seller is offering a […]

What’s happening — March 6

Today Spin the Wheel 4:27 p.m., Cannon Lanes Fun Flick Friday 4 p.m., Youth Center First Friday: March Madness 5 p.m., Landing Zone Annie 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Ski Taos 5 a.m., Outdoor Recreation Center Leather Craft 1 p.m., Community Center Into the Woods 3 p.m., Base Theater Cosmic Bowling 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes […]

New era in food service: Food Transformation Initiative

27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron For more than 60 years, the Air Force has fed Airmen and their families through traditional dining facilities, clubs and snack bars. The Food Transformation Initiative will offer contemporary and exciting dining experiences that are designed to mirror that of college campus style dining. The FTI is an Air […]

DeCA deli, bakery operations: Gap in contract services for 22 locations

Defense Commissary Agency Deli and bakery operation contracts were terminated at 22 Defense Commissary Agency commissaries throughout the Midwest region of the U.S., Feb. 28. All deli and bakery facilities in DeCA commissaries are contractor owned and operated; due to recurring deficient services by the contractor, DeCA made the determination to allow an existing contract […]

Fishing report — March 5

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports […]

The truth about toothpaste

By Staff Sgt. Danielle Moore 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron Our morning routine can be somewhat mindless and monotonous. It is the same thing day after day, week after week, month after month. We wake up, shower, get dressed for work, brush our teeth, fix our hair and before we know it we are […]

Travelers’ health: Sun, sand and Chikungunya

By Senior Airman Logan Noble 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron Leave has been approved, suitcases have been packed and you are all set to go on vacation. Make sure you do not forget your sunscreen. You have been saving leave and tucking away cash for a week in the Bahamas — sun, sand and […]

A&FRC provides critical program to Team Cannon

By Staff Sgt. Alexxis Mercer 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Transition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as TAP, was initiated by the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011. The Veterans Employment Initiative requires that four congressionally mandated appointments be completed by all military personnel, regardless of branch, before separating or retiring from […]