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New Mission for CAFB

Cannon Air Force Base is beginning a new chapter this afternoon as they welcome the 16th Special Operations Wing to eastern New Mexico.

A formal change of command and a change of mission ceremony was held this morning on base.

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.

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