Pentagon Announces N.M. Move for 16th Special Operations Wing

The Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing based at Hulburt Field in the Florida Panhandle is moving to Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. Cannon will become a special operations base that will train crews to fight the War on Terror.

New Mexico's congressional delegation and governor have announced the 16th will complete its move to Cannon by October 2007. The transition is scheduled to begin this summer.

Pentagon officials have not determined the exact aircraft mix between Cannon and Hurlburt Field in Florida.

Hurlburt will become the first Special Operations Wing and will continue as headquarters of the Air Force Special Operations Command once Cannon takes over the 16th wing designation.

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