Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

CANNON TO PARTNER WITH NEIGHBORING CITIES TO HELP BETTER SERVE AIRMEN

Cannon Air Force Base has partnered with the cities of Clovis and Portales to create sub-committees focused on improving quality of life for Airmen and their families.

David Robinson, Cannon Air Force Base’s Air and Space Force Civic Leader, leads the subcommittees dedicated to addressing quality of life issues. Each subcommittee is made up of approximately eight members who are led by a subject matter expert as the subcommittee chairman.

Robinson says with the committee’s support in the areas of education, spousal license portability, childcare, medical availability, and affordable housing “the community can ensure that Airmen and their families are not asked to sacrifice their quality of life.”

Robinson has been involved with Cannon Air Force Base for several years. As a member of the 2017-2019 Air Force Honorary Commander’s program, he participated in the 66th Annual National Security Forum and was a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command Civic Leader Tour. He is a past Chair of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber’s Committee of Fifty. Through these roles, he has worked closely with the past and present leadership of Cannon Air Force Base, learning about military operations and has an understanding of the quality of life issues Airmen face.

Robinson is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Team Cannon and is working shoulder to shoulder with key community members and Cannon AFB leadership to ensure there is a focus on the Five & Thrive initiatives.

According to a news report from the Cannon Public Affairs office the committee’s efforts are part of the Air Force Five & Thrive initiative, which focuses on improving five quality of life areas: safe and affordable housing, medical care, spouse employment, education and childcare.

U.S. Air Force Col. Terence G. Taylor, 27th Special Operations Wing commander said, “We are working closely with our community partners to ensure we address these Five & Thrive initiatives that impact our daily lives here at Cannon Air Force Base. We are headed in the right direction.”

For those who are interested in learning more may go to: https://www.cannon.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3245128/five-thrive-cannon-afb-and-community-partner-to-improve-quality-of-life/.

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