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Posted 3/2/2018

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By Elizabeth Lockyear
public affairs


CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. James Booth, Engineering & Construction Chief Mike Guerin and other District representatives joined officials and members of the public for the grand opening of FY-13 Medical/Dental Clinic Replacement building here, Feb. 23, 2018.

Col. Christopher Patrick, Commander, 27th Special Operations Medical Group, cut the ribbon officially opening the building.

The $54.5 million project is a world class, 111,982 square foot, two-story medical and dental clinic that replaces the old hospital built in 1968 and consolidates multiple support facilities across the base.

Cannon is completing its transition from a Tactical Fighter Wing to Special Operations
Wing. This transformation directly impacts the 27th medical group due to the expected 100 percent growth in enrollment. The aging, ill-purposed facility was not designed to handle such growth. The old hospital chassis contains redundant, worn-out infrastructure that are expensive to operate, maintain, and repair.

The new facility will provide outpatient primary and selected specialty care clinics, ancillary departments, medical logistics, dental services, and administrative space. In addition, it will be LEED certified Silver.

CAFB Cannon Air Force Base medical clinic