Air Force

Cannon Air Force Base

27th Special Operations Wing
601 Chindit Blvd, Cannon AFB, NM, United States 88103-0000

Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately 7 miles southwest of Clovis, New Mexico. Home of the 27th Special Operations Wing (27th SOW), Cannon Air Force Base is named after General John Kenneth Cannon, a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and former chief of U. S. Air Forces in Europe. The missions of the wing include infiltration, exfiltration and re-supply of special operations forces; air refueling of special operations rotary wing and tiltrotor aircraft; and precision fire support. These capabilities support a variety of special operations missions including direct action, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, personnel recovery, psychological operations and information operations.


A variety of special operations aircraft are stationed at Cannon, including the AC-130W Stinger II, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, CV-22 Osprey and several versions of light and medium transport aviation aircraft. The AC-130W is assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron, with all twelve becoming operational in 2010.

Arriving at Cannon Air Force Base
In-processing instructions should accompany your welcome letter from your sponsor. If you have not received sponsor information within 45 days of your PCS and you need assistance to contact your gaining unit, go through your Command Support Section (CSS) at your current base.


Report to your sponsor or your gaining unit’s CSS for unit in-processing information during normal duty hours. Your sponsor or CSS will direct you to the Commando Readiness Center, Bldg 600 first floor, for base in-processing, voucher, and scheduling mandatory Newcomers Orientation and Base Onboarding. After duty hours, weekends or holidays, contact your sponsor for further guidance if needed. If you want to make lodging reservations contact the Caprock Inn at 575-784-2919/DSN 312-681-2919. Lodging is located at 331 Eagle Claw Blvd., Building 1900. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to on-going construction and renovations, billeting has limited availability. Ensure you make reservations well in advance.


Inbound federal service employees should report to the Civilian Personnel Office, located at the Base Support Center (Building 600, Room 2038) 110 Alison Ave during normal duty hours, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


AFI 36-3003 requires you to receive your gaining commander’s written permission prior to any permissive house hunting.

Base Population
There are over 4,667 active duty service members, 5,410 family members, 629 civilian personnel, and 5,974 retirees assigned to Cannon Air Force Base.

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