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Cannon Air Force Base

Cannon Air Force Base
16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130 Hercules Gunship
Military structure
NameCannon Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
Built1942
In use1942-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison27th Special Operations Wing

Cannon Air Force Base

Airport information
IATACVS
ICAOKCVS
FAACVS
Elevation1309 m (4295 ft)

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Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately 7 mi (11.3 km) southwest of Clovis, New Mexico. It is under the jurisdiction of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

The host unit at Cannon is the 27th Special Operations Wing (27 SOW) assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The 27 SOW plans and executes specialized and contingency operations using advanced aircraft, tactics and air refueling techniques to infiltrate, exfiltrate and resupply special operations forces (SOF) and provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and close air support in support of SOF operations.

Cannon AFB was established in 1942 as Army Air Base, Clovis. The commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing is Clark. The Command Chief Master Sergeant is Caruso.


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