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Cannon Deactivation Set

Cannon Air Force Base is bidding farewell to the 27th Fighter Wing's 524th Fighter squadron.

A pair of F-16 war birds took off and landed Friday in the final mission for the squadron, dubbed the "Hounds of Heaven.''  The flight included a trip to Angel Fire and a bomb drop at the Melrose bombing range. A Deactivation Ceremony is set for August 30, 2007 for the 524th.

Cannon's 523rd Fighter Squadron was deactivated in May as the base prepares for transition to the Air Force Special Operations command slated for October 1st.

Cannon's last fighter squadron to deactivate will be the 522nd.

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