'Mother of All Bombs' Came from Cannon Air Force Base

Largest Non-Nuclear Device Dropped on Afghanistan in April

CLOVIS, NM - At a Change of Command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base Friday, Lieutenant General Marshall B. Webb,  said the 'Mother of All Bombs" MOAB that was dropped on Afghanistan in April, was delivered by an aircraft from Cannon's 27th Special Operations Wing. 

Second Lieutenant Renee Douglas, Public Affairs Officer for Cannon Air Force Base, said it was a classified mission until General Webb first released the information yesterday morning. 

Douglas said she could not give out any more details but could only confirm that the MOAB mission did originate from Cannon.  

On April 13, the MOAB became the largest non-nuclear device was dropped, targeting ISIS in the Nangahar province. 

MOAB actually stands for Massive Ordinance Air Blast. The air strike in April was the first time it had been used in combat. 

 

 

 

 

 


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