Commentary: Rank of NCO carries great deal of responsibility

By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso: 27th SOW Command Chief I am not convinced we are doing our best when it comes to non-commissioned officer leadership. I say “we” because, like all senior non-commissioned officers, I am an NCO at the core. Both the staff sergeant and tech sergeant chevrons reside within the master sergeant, […]

Air Force recognizes Cannon NCO

USAF photo: Greg Allen Staff Sgt. Carla Plummer, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, received the Air Force’s 2009 Airfield Management Training Achievement Award recently for her efforts in overhauling the training program at Cannon Air Force Base. Her notable achievements included revamping the training program to meet new mission requirements and creating a local certification […]

Top AF NCO addresses key Cannon issues during visit

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy speaks during an Airmen’s Call on Jan 20. “We are a nation at war. With a response time like no one else, that is why you get called.” Roy said. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs The […]

June 5 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron • Heather R. Jones 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Edison Y. Kim, Distinguished Graduate 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Ernest M. Revell 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Jeffrey J. Sena

Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Dec. 24 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Robert Collins, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian Hoffner, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. James Vandyke, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron — Cannon Air […]

Airmen graduate NCO Academy

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland Air Force Base: • Tech. Sgt. Brian Allison, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. George Cobb, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Otero, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Tech. Sgt. […]

NCOs are the ones who make things happen

Lt. Col. Michael Deitz I recently attended the base’s NCO promotion ceremony where I listened to the oaths of the new NCOs, SNCOs, and Chief. I’ve attended these ceremonies many times before and I can’t remember how many times I’ve heard the oaths. This time, however, I paid closer attention. Instead of smiling and being […]