Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

5% reduction in Cannon personnel should not worry Clovis residents

The future is bright for Clovis and Cannon AFB.

The Air Force remains committed to Cannon Air Force Base and Mayor Mike Morris is happy to announce his positive feelings about the future of Clovis, New Mexico.

Morris and other local officials held a press conference at the Clovis-Carver Public Library last week to address community concerns after the announcement that Cannon personnel and aircraft will be relocating to Arizona in 2027.

Mayor Morris acknowledged the anxiety he felt when he first heard the news about the possible relocation since the Clovis economy relies so heavily on the Air Force base.

Area officials revealed that an email from the office of the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force sent Thursday stated the Air Force “is committed to the future of Cannon Air Force Base” (Eastern New Mexico News, Steve Hansen).

The email stated further, “Opportunity exists for it (Cannon) to see growth or an additional mission placement before one of its MC-130Js squadrons is slated to relocate in 2027.”

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