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Cannon Air Force Base Airport Code CVS

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 34°22'58"N / -103°-19'-19"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KCVS
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 3:03 am

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About Cannon Air Force Base Airport Code

Cannon Air Force Base code is CVS. This base has got its three-letter IATA code from Clovis city where it is based. Its elevation above sea level is 1,309.2 meters. 

About Cannon Air Force Base (CVS)

Named in honor of General John Kenneth Cannon, Cannon Air Force Base (CVS) is home to the 27th Special Operations Wing under the command of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in the heart of Clovis, New Mexico. The 27 SOW provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and closes air support.

Established in 1942, Cannon Air Force Base (CVS) houses special operations aircraft including the AC-130W Stinger II, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and CV-22 Osprey among others. This air force base was once an Air Combat Command, the status of which changed to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in the year 2006.

Colonel Tony D. Bauernfeind is the commander of the 27 SOW and Paul J. Henderson is the Command Chief Master Sergeant.

Cannon Air Force Base (CVS) Runways

Cannon Air Force Base (CVS) features two state-of-the-art runways: 

04/22 3,049m concrete

13/31 2,498m PEM

Cannon Air Force Base (CVS) Occupants 

3rd Special Operations Sqn

9th Special Operations Sqn

12th Special Operations Sqn

16th Special Operations Sqn

20th Special Operations Sqn

33rd Special Operations Sqn

318th Special Operations Sqn

551st Special Operations Sqn

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04-22 10,000 ft 150 ft Concrete Yes
13-31 8,200 ft 150 ft Partially concrete, asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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