Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up for a new lease on life.
A formal Change of Command and a Change of Mission ceremony will be held Monday morning on base. Cannon will now be home to the 27th Special Operations Wing. That's good news to surrounding towns who rely on the base for their livelihoods.
The Pentagon recommended closing the base back in 2005, which would have removed about 5,000 jobs from the Eastern New Mexico Area. The ceremony begins at 9am MT.