Phase II: Readiness is the reason

After an alarm red from an exercise air attack was downgraded to alarm black at a previous Phase II readiness exercise, 27th Communications Squadron Senior Airmen Hector Medina (left) and Anthony Squeo conduct a post-attack reconnaissance survey. Col. Scott West Warriors of the 27th Fighter Wing, Our ability to deploy and employ airpower and expeditionary […]

Family Support Center changes name; mission the same

Janet Taylor-Birkey The name has changed, but the mission remains the same. Air Force Family Support Centers have expanded their scope in recent years from working primarily with the families of active duty to a much broader mission. Centers today support and maintain mission readiness by assisting individuals and families with adaptation to the challenges […]

Cannon excercise no game

Personnel from the 27th Security Forces Squadron make their way to a night of reconnaissanc training during last week’s training exervcise that simulated the conditions in a deployed location. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While Clovis residents went about their daily lives last week, the men and women of Cannon Air Force […]

Deployment readiness more than training, TDY paperwork

Master Sgt. Robert Sobush We talk all the time about military readiness and the ability to deploy. We talk of how we need to be ready at a moment’s notice. With Aerospace Expeditionary Force 3/4 ramp up beginning at Cannon I would like you to stop, think and ask yourself if you are ready. Readiness […]

Promoting unit cohesiveness, recognizing individuals

Airman Thomas Trower Cannon Airmen deployed to fight the war on terror and other conflicts around the world can rest easier knowing their families at Cannon can find support at the Family Support Center (FSC). “The main objective of providing assistance to military families is to allow the military member to focus on the mission […]

Court Martial Result

27th Fighter Wing Legal Office Airman 1st Class Daniel Armstrong of the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron pleaded guilty to use of cocaine and dereliction of duty (traveling outside the six hour pass radius without taking leave and underage drinking) in a special court-martial held Sept. 12. A panel of officer court members sentenced him to […]

Deployment requirements spelled out for AEF 7/8

Airman Thomas Trower Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotations seven and eight are fast approaching and many Cannon Airmen will be leaving to join the war on terrorism. Before leaving, however, servicemembers must make sure that they are prepared for wartime situations. Preparation can be the key to a successful deployment. Waiting until the last […]

Military medical jobs to be civilianized

Tom Philpott Starting with the Navy next July, the services will begin a multi-year effort to replace thousands of uniformed medical personnel in base hospitals and clinics with federal civilian hires and, in some cases, private contractors. This is part of the Bush administration’s plan to “transform” the military, in this case by converting 10 […]

People more valuable than slugs and bugs

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico It hasn’t been the most promising couple of weeks for the military campaign in Iraq. But on another important front, the home front, the Pentagon last week scored a quiet but significant victory over forces trying to undermine U.S. military readiness by restricting the use of training bases and emerging […]

‘Agreement’ may pose threat to American lives

Freedom Newspapers Environmental groups are calling “groundbreaking” an agreement they’ve wrested from the Pentagon that will drastically limit the Navy’s ability to use a new, low frequency sonar system that animal advocates say poses a threat to whales and porpoises, but which the service says is essential to tracking the world’s increasingly stealthy submarines. It […]