27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron
Who can dine at Pecos Trail Dining Facility and High Plains Café? The dining facility is open to everyone with base access. This includes all active duty members and their dependents, retirees, plus, civilians and DoD contractors employed at Cannon AFB. If you have questions concerning eligibility please call Pecos Trail Dining Facility at 575-784-2420.
What type of food is served at Pecos Trail Dining Facility and High Plains Café? There are several food stations at the new Pecos Trail Dining Facility including pizza, deli, main entrée, Ufood Grill, soup and salad bar, smoothie bar and global station. Each week new items will be offered at each station. During the Grab 'n Go hours, Pecos Trail offers salads, sandwiches and other goodies from the Simply-To-Go food station. To find out what's cooking at Pecos Trail Dining Facility visit the USAF Dining Cannon page . Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out whats available this week. Pecos Trail Dining Facility and High Plains Café take pride in offering a variety of meal options--there's something available for everyone.
What is the Air Force Food Service Essential Station Messing (ESM)? Department of Defense Food Service Program (DFSP), states Enlisted Service members are entitled to a ration for each day on active duty, except when they are entitled to a basic allowance for subsistence (BAS) or per diem. A military member receiving rations in lieu of BAS is considered assigned to ESM. Department of Defense Food Service Program (DFSP) and AF Food & Beverage (F&B), a “ration” is the quantity of nutritionally adequate food required to subsist one person for one day (a ration equates to 3 meals per day). ESM customers are authorized 3 meals per day at the Dining Facility (DFAC) or Campus Dining; a meal is considered a reasonable amount of food that can typically be consumed in one sitting/meal (sit down or grab-n-go). Airmen may eat a meal in any designated activity within the Food program to include Pecos Trail Dining Facility (DFAC), The Lift at the SE Side Kiosk, Flight Kitchen as well as designated NAF Food & Beverage activities such as the Landing Zone, Tailgate Sports Lounge, Cannon Lanes and Whispering Winds Golf Course Dining Room.
What is prohibited under Essential Station Messing (ESM)?
For a complete review of guidelines for ESM please click here.
ESM Members may not:
- Use their ESM privilege to purchase alcoholic beverages, energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, etc.) or dietary supplements such as Muscle Milk or protein shakes
- Procure meal/snack items to "stock" an individuals dorm room or work center
Use the entitlement to pay for special functions or catered events
Use their ESM privilege in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
Use their EMS privilege in NAF food and beverage operations that are NOT participants in the Campus Dining program.
- Use their ESM privilege to provide meals/snacks/beverages to others
- Use their ESM privilege for Campus Dining if they are not entered in the Aloha Loyalty database
- Receive more than one (1) entree serving per transaction through cashier, (i.e. one steak, one sandwich, one pasta dish) NOTE: ESM Members are authorized a second helping as an additional points of sale transaction for dine in only
- Use carryout meals as second meal in the same meal period; however, a carryout meal is authorized as part of the daily ration of three meals per day
- Receive more than two (2) beverages and (2) snack items per meal period