About Cannon AFB, NM
Cannon Air Force Base is located in eastern New Mexico, 7 miles west of the city of Clovis. Built in 1942 during the height of World War II, the base initially served as a base of operations for bomber missions. Originally named Clovis Army Air Field, the base was renamed in honor of General John Cannon, former chief of the United States Air Forces in Europe.
The 27th Special Operations Group operates out of Cannon Air Force Base, specializing as a member of the United States Special Operations Command. Colonel Justin R. Hoffman serves as the commander of the 27th Special Operations Group, which provides combat support to joint force commanders as needed.
There are more than 4,700 active duty military personnel stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, to go along with 5,416 family members, 629 civilians and the largest group of people at the base, 5,974 retirees.