Cannon AFB

Location

Cannon Air Force Base is located directly off of Highway 60/84 in a rural, high desert region approximately eight miles west of Clovis, New Mexico.

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History

In 1906, Santa Fe Railway engineers were ordered to locate a town site in the newly developing ranch and farm area of Eastern New Mexico for a terminal. Clovis was incorporated in May 1909. In the mid 1920’s, Portair Field was established on Cannon’s site. It was a civilian passenger terminal for early commercial transcontinental flights. In 1942, Clovis Army Air Base was the first military unit to use the facility as an Army glider detachment. In 1943, heavy bombers arrived and it was renamed Clovis Army Air Field and in 1947, the installation was inactivated. In July 1951, the base became the responsibility of Tactical Air Command and was home to the P-51 Mustang. In November 1951, the base officially became Clovis Air Force Base. On June 8, 1957, the base was renamed Cannon Air Force Base in honor of the late General John K. Cannon, a former commander of the Tactical Air Command.

Mission

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.

Population Served

Cannon’s population is approximately: 4,484 active duty service members, 5625 family members, 657 (GS- 437/NAF – 220) civilians, and 3,500 retirees.

The Clovis population is approximately 37,775.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

Individuals requiring a sponsor should request a sponsor through their losing organization. Newcomers, if arriving during normal duty hours should report directly to their new unit’s administrative section to start in-processing. After duty hours and during weekends or holidays, the arrival point is the Caprock Inn lodging office, 401 S. Olympic Boulevard (Bldg. 1801) 575-784-2918/2919. Federal Service employees new to Cannon should report to the Civilian Personnel Flight (Bldg. 600), 110 E. Sextant Avenue, during normal duty hours.

Temporary Quarters

The Caprock Inn is Cannon’s lodging facility. Reservations for personnel PCSing should be made in advance. Families coming to Cannon may occupy TLFs for up to 15 days. There are some quarters at Caprock that allow small pets. The Caprock Inn office is located in Bldg. 1801B and their telephone number is 575-784-2918 or DSN 312-681-2919. Dormitory residents arriving during a normal week between 0700 and 1600 may go into the dorms immediately. After 1600 dorm residents may go into lodging for up to 10 days. For further dorm information please call Dorm Management at 575-784-6150.

Relocation Assistance

The goal of the Relocation Assistance Program is to provide our military and DOD Civilian community with knowledge and skills to accomplish a successful smooth move and provide individual services such as personal consultations, base videos, a PCS Checklist and 20 hours of free childcare provided by the Air Force Aid Society. Commando Newcomer’s Orientation is a mandatory program for all newly assigned personnel to familiarize themselves with their new base and receive a mission briefing from the Wing Commander. Spouse Orientation is held the third Tuesday of every month. Relocation is located in Building 600, Suite 2036A and can be reached at 575-784-4228 or 575-784-4195 or DSN 312-681-4228/4195.

Critical Installation Information

New Mexico law does not require the use of safety helmets by motorcycle operators. However, DoD Instruction 6055.4 mandates the use of helmets by military members on or off base. In addition, the wearing of highly contrast/reflective vests is also mandatory for all operators on base and all military personnel off base.

Passports and Visas

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Pets in Government Housing

Air Force Guidance Memorandum (AFGM2) has set the following mandatory pet policy. Residents may not board dogs or any breed (including a mixed breed) that are deemed “aggressive or potentially aggressive”.  These dogs are defined as a Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Bull Terrier or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow, and wolf hybrids. Residents currently boarding pets prohibited by this policy may continue to board the pet until they terminate housing unless the pet demonstrates an aggressive behavior. Exotic animals such as reptiles, rodents (other than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, pot bellied pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animals are not authorized in government housing.

 Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Education Office – Cannon AFB
110 E. Sextant Avenue
Suite 2050
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-1528
Phone (DSN) 312-681-1528
Fax 575-784-2686
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2686

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Central Dorm Management
107 W. Arcadia Avenue
Building 1155, Room 114

Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-7015
Phone (DSN) 312-681-7015
Fax 575-784-7530

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Health Benefits Advisor-TriCare
208 W. Casablanca Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-6251 / 575-784-6975
Phone (DSN) 312-681-6251/6975
Fax 575-784-2308
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2308

Casualty Assistance Officer
Casualty Assistance
110 E. Sextant Ave, Suite 2036A
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4868
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4868

Child Development Centers
Cannon AFB Child Development Center #2
202 S. Olympic
Cannon AFB, NM 88103

110 E Sextant Ste. 2060
Cannon AFB, NM 88103

Phone 575-784-2704
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2704
Fax 575-784-6835
Fax (DSN) 312-681-6835

Citizenship and Immigration Services
MPF Customer Service
110 E. Sextant
Suite 2027
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2658 / 575-784-2094
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2658/2094
Fax 575-784-1578
Fax (DSN) 312-681-1578

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Office
110 E. Sextant Avenue
Suite 2038
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4848/4846
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4848/4846
Fax 575-784-4849
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4849

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
102 W. Octagon Street
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4330
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4330
Fax 575-784-4830
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4830

Deployment/Mobilization
Family Deployment Support
110 E Sextant Ave.
STE 2036A, (Bldg. 600)
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4456
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4456
Fax 575-784-2686
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2686

EFMP – Family Support
Airman and Family Readiness Center – EFMP Family Support
110 Sextant Ave, Suite 2036A
27 SOFSS/FSFR
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4228
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4228
Fax 575-784-2686
Fax (DSN) 312-681- 2686

Emergency Relief Services
Air Force Aid Association
110 E Sextant Ave
STE 2036A (Bldg 600)
27 SOFSS/FSSR
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4228
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4228
Fax 575-784-2686
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2686

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy
208 W. Casablanca Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2474 / 575-784-7348 / 575-784-4111/4112 (LAW ENFORCEMENT DESK)
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2474/7348
Fax 575-784-4624
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4624

Family Child Care/Child Development Homes
On-Base Child Care Referral
1022 State Road 311, Building 7008
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-6560 / 575-784-6663
Phone (DSN) 312-681-6560/6663
Fax 575-784-2572
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2572

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Commander Support Staff
208 W. Casablanca Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4011 / 575-784-4012
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4011/4012
Fax 575-784-2686

ID/CAC Card Processing
MPF Customer Service
110 E. Sextant
Suite 2027
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2658 / 575-784-2094
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2658/2094
Fax 575-784-1578
Fax (DSN) 312-681-1578

Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
122 East Arcadia Ave, Building 575
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4111/575-784-4112
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4111

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Office
101 S. DL Ingram Boulevard
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2211
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2211
Fax 575-784-4676

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
110 E. Sextant
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2622
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2622
Fax 575-784-4847

New Parent Support Program
Family Advocacy Program – New Parent Support Program
208 W. Casablanca Avenue
Cannon AFB,, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2474
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2474
Fax 575-784-4624
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4624

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Assistance Program
110 E Sextant Ave
STE 2036A (Bldg. 600)
27 SOFSS/FSSR
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-4228
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4228
Fax 575-784-2686
Fax (DSN) 312-681-2686

Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Caprock Inn (Lodging Office)
401 S. Olympic Boulevard
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2919 / 1 888-AF-Lodge, Ext Cannon / 575-784-2918
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2919/2918
Fax 575-784-4833
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4833

Transition Assistance Program
Transition Assistance
200 W. Terminal Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103

200 W. Terminal Avenue
27 SOFSS/FSSR
ATTN: TAP
Cannon AFB, NM 88103-5221

Phone 575-784-4228
Phone (DSN) 312-681-4228
Fax 575-784-6765
Fax (DSN) 312-681-6765

Victim Advocate Services
Family Advocacy
208 W. Casablanca Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2474 / 575-784-7348 / 575-784-4111/4112 (LAW ENFORCEMENT DESK)
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2474/7348
Fax 575-784-4624
Fax (DSN) 312-681-4624

Welcome/Visitors Center
Welcome/Vistors Center
601 N. Torch Avenue
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone 575-784-2400 / 575-784-6300
Phone (DSN) 312-681-2400/6300
Fax 575-784-1864