Commentary: Will you be ready to meet the board?

Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren: Command Chief, Air Force Materiel Command WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Beginning September 2010, airmen assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command who are selected to compete for quarterly awards will be required to physically appear before a military selection board. Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the […]

Air Commando One remembered

By Senior Airman Ryan Whitney: 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — More than 500 friends, family members and servicemembers gathered at here to honor and remember “Air Commando One” during a memorial ceremony July 2. Airmen of all ranks, including Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Medal of […]

Moving with pets: Tips for choosing right flight

By Gina Hoover: 17th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pets are an important part of the family making the move with you to new duty stations, but what’s the best way to get them there? Some members moving to a new duty station get an opportunity to choose […]

Day trip: Fort is also home to Texas longhorn herd

Courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission The ruins at Fort Griffin include the mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, and a hand-dug well. This building was once the administration building at the fort. Place: Fort Griffin State Historic Site Location: 1701 North U.S. Hwy 283 Albany, Texas is about 296 miles or 5 hours […]

July 9 -July 11 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, PG-13

July 9 -July 15 What's Happening

Friday Christmas in July: Saving for the Holidays workshop— 9 a.m., Airman and Family Readiness Center. First Friday Barbecue — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone.

TRICARE implements formulary search tool

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Beneficiaries and providers can use the new TRICARE formulary search tool to find the most up-to-date information about prescription medications. Located at http://pec.ha.osd.mil/formulary_search.php, the new formulary search tool allows beneficiaries to easily find which medicines are in the uniform formulary. These are available at all full-service military […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Infocenter central and celebrity waiters

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Infocenter central Check out the latest building permit reports/ health inspection reports/ unemployment rates online on our Infocenter. To get there: http://www.pntonline.com/sections/infocenter/ Website of the day This is a Clovis youth group working recently at the Church of Christ Disaster Response Team Ohio Property […]

Portales rodeo champ gets own day

Kevin Wilson Michael Trujillo’s had a few days to remember over the last two years. Add Friday to the list. That day has been declared Michael Trujillo College National Finals Rodeo Day by Gov. Bill Richardson. “It’s pretty crazy that day’s going to come up Friday,” said Trujillo, a Portales High graduate who found out […]

Police blotter — July 7

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Saturday • At 12:02 a.m., a caller in the 200 block of North Boulder Avenue reported her grandson was out of control and broke a screen. • At 12:31 p.m., a caller in the 700 block of South Dallas Avenue reported smoke coming from […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen part of humanitarian deployment to Africa

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Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, the dentist and dental technician team, respectively, completed an Army team that provided free health services to hundreds of Africans […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Roosevelt, Curry

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Finding camping bag more complicated than it seems

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Kevin Wilson The truth can change with the passage of time. But in this case, the truth has simply become stronger. Last week, I wrote about looking forward to my first time camping since sixth grade. It turns out I should have waited another week until I went shopping for camping equipment. The time has […]

Slice of life: Celebrating Christmas should be restricted to December

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Merry Christmas! I didn’t just fall off the turnip or zucchini truck; little too soon for green chile. Just wishin’ you a Merry Christmas in July. For those of you who pledged to start your Christmas shopping early, this is your wake-up call. Christmas is my absolutely most favorite time […]

Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law

By Bob Christie: The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation’s toughest immigration crackdown. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in […]

Commissaries agency closes ‘brand name’ loophole

By Tom Philpott: Military Update One great strength of military commissaries is that patrons can buy brand name items at deep discounts, comfortable in the knowledge they are quality products, food safety isn’t an issue, and most goods are identical to those sold commercially off base and back home. The “brand name” system brings another […]

Their view: Private sector overlooked in seeking solutions

Adam Bitely, editor of NetRightDaily.com, also writes for the getliberty.org website. Here’s a recent sampling:

Better ways to combat terrorism than war

Freedom Newspapers Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow […]

Meetings Watch: County considering windmill collection

Roosevelt County Commissioners took the following action Tuesday: • Agreed to consider Bill Dalley’s offer to donate his collection of about 80 windmills to the county. Commission Chairman David Sanders said officials would see what arrangements they could make. Dalley said people come from “far and wide” to see the windmills, but he could no […]