AFA recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

By Senior Master Sgt. David Byron: Air Force Public Affairs Agency NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011 were recognized during a formal banquet hosted by the Air Force Association during its 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition on Sept. 19 at the National Harbor in Oxon […]

Defense leaders laud repeal, return of ‘equality’

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The official end today of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law reflects the American values that military members uphold, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today. “Thanks to this change, I believe we move closer to achieving the goal at […]

Entries encouraged for Cannon conservation contest

By Caroline Ward: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Interested in winning a bicycle? October is National Energy Awareness Month, and the Cannon Energy Program is hosting a contest open to active duty, dependents, civilians, retirees and contractors to contribute to this important endeavor. Personal accountability is very important in creating the change in culture […]

Cannon Air Force Base open house set for Saturday

USAF courtesy photo MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft. A system made up of several air vehicles, a ground control station, communication equipment/links, spares, and support people. Mission: medium-to-high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system built to provide the joint force commander a persistent hunter-killer able to strike up-and-coming targets. Benna Sayyed Cannon Air Force Base […]

Tops in Blue seeks talent for 2012 tour

American Forces Press Service SAN ANTONIO — The Air Force’s premier expeditionary entertainment group, Tops in Blue, is seeking the “best of the best” talent in the Air Force for the 2012 team. The Air Force Worldwide Talent Search takes place at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 9-16, 2012. Total force airmen who believe […]

It's their business: Sports Connection

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Sports Connection owner Dee Madrid said she offers her merchandise tax-free for military personnel in addition to a military discount as a show of gratitude for their service. Sports Connection • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 1700 N. Prince St., Clovis • Owner: Dee Madrid […]

Base construction under way

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Construction on this aircraft maintenance hangar began in 2010 and will be completed the second quarter of 2012. It was the first project for the southeast development on Cannon Air Force Base and was built at 38,000 square feet to house two C-130 aircrafts. Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been […]

TRICARE covers flu shots

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance It’s that time of year again, and your kids are throwing a fit about getting the flu shot. But perhaps, if they see mom or dad doing it too, they may go more willingly. Did you know, nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t […]

TRICARE promises continued access to prescription medicines

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, […]

Sept. 23 — Sept. 29 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Turkey burgers are a healthy alternative

For a healthy change, these turkey burgers with cranberry combine Thanksgiving and summer cookouts. We’re using the recipe from www.tasteofhome.com with permission. Marla Clark of Moriarty submitted the contest-winning recipe to Taste of Home.

Sept. 23 — Event listings

All times Mountain

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Friday • 7 p.m. — Final Destination 5, R

Sept. 23 — Sept. 29 What's Happening

Friday • Heart Link 8:30 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center • Pre-Deployment Remote Brief 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center • Friday Night Social Hour 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone • Mongolian BBQ 5 p.m. Landing Zone • DZ After Dark 9 p.m. Drop Zone

Military mama: A few tips for surviving military marriage

I’ve been asked for tips on surviving a military marriage. In response, I have compiled a simple how-to guide for military spouses, those just starting out and those needing a little refresher. I know I always need the reminder. • First and foremost be flexible. Understand that shifts will change, locations will change, and pretty […]

Cannon set for open house

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Benna Sayyed Cannon Air Force Base will open its doors to the public this Saturday to give residents a look at what a highly trained specialized military force does. The open house will showcase Cannon’s 27th Special Operations Wing airpower capabilities and demonstrate the relationship that Cannon has with the community. “The open house is […]

No. 18 Rambelles rout Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Celeste Bonter collected 11 kills Thursday night as 18th-ranked Angelo State remained unbeaten for the season with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (15-0, 7-0 LSC), who host No. 17 West Texas A&M on Saturday, recorded their 10th […]

Their view: Tax credit would benefit rural businesses

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on tax credits for rural businesses.

Don’t let government stop you

What is it you most would like to do if you had no onerous regulations and laws holding you back? What would you do with liberty? This is a question libertarian author and novelist L. Neil Smith has posed in the past. It is still one of the best ways to awaken to the potential […]

Uncertainty slows down economic growth

Freedom New Mexico Two months ago, President Barack Obama lamented that a “cloud of uncertainty” hampered economic recovery. He said Congress must agree on a debt ceiling so businesses will regain confidence to add workers. Congress did. Businesses didn’t. Nevertheless, we agree with the president that economic uncertainty discourages business and consumers. It’s clear, however, […]