Cannon base commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Col. Stephen Clark sees his nomination for his first star as an opportunity to apply his experience in an area that he can help. Clark was among a group of 41 Air Force officers whose nominations were announced Tuesday. Among the group are former Cannon command staff Col. Jeffrey […]

Residents sought to sponsor airmen

Freedom New Mexico Local organizations are asking residents to invite a guest to Christmas Day dinner from Cannon Air Force Base. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said response was overwhelming after the “Invite an Airman to Christmas Day Dinner” project was announced Friday afternoon. “It was surprising how many […]

Portales past: Nov. 15, 1961

Nov. 15, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: The West Gate of Cannon Air Force Base will be closed starting Monday, according to an order revealed by officials at the base.

Monday morning briefing: A biker benefit and a big explosion

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. College meeting The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be holding their monthly meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512. The meeting is open to the public. Land use info Information about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study is available […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local military operations and a question of debates

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Military operations A heads-up from Cannon AFB, where they are conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise through Oct. 29. It means increased activity including sirens or simulated explosions.Anyone living on or visiting the base should note that traffic delays, closures or limited services. For questions, […]

Press release: Cannon AFB to Conduct Exercise Oct. 20 – 29

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.– Cannon will be conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise October 20 through October 29 and residents on or near the installation may notice increased activity, use of the public address system, and may hear sirens and/or simulated explosions. These types of exercises are vital to hone the skills of its Airmen […]

Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an […]

Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.

Housing forum attendees say more rentals needed

Liliana Castillo After 3 1/2 hours of information sharing and discussion at the Regional Growth Planning Committee regional housing forum, officials came to one conclusion: The area needs more rentals. The forum was held by the planning group Thursday to host communication between military personnel and housing market officials about a lack of affordable housing […]

Housing forum planned

Freedom New Mexico The Regional Growth Planning Office will hold a housing forum 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Clovis Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. Special panel presentations will include Tim Farmer, the base’s chief […]

Weddings — Sept. 5

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Combs-Caban [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Alycia Nicole Combs of Clovis and Jose Ramon Caban of Ceiba, Puerto Rico, were married Aug. 20, 2010, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Wesley Fogleman and Pamala Combs, both of Clovis. The groom is the son of Jose and Andrea Caban of Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan. […]

Land use committee meeting Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt Counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Curry County Courthouse Commission Room, located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis, according to a news release from Curry County. The purpose of the […]

Governor believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is in good shape. Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program, but mixed in his […]

Military feature: Base offers cooking demonstrations

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Liliana Castillo The smell of black bean sauce and five-spice powder filled the room as the Cantonese cooking demonstration began to heat up at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Cannon Air Force Base. The demonstration was one of the two that occur monthly at the center and are intended to help give airmen […]

Military feature: Base, Clovis firefighters train in joint exercise at Cannon

Jared Tucker Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis fire departments teamed up July 26 for their annual airplane fire response training at the base. The two-hour training exercise is a Federal Aviation Administration requirement for fire departments that serve airports, according to Clovis Fire Department Training Officer Rick Potter. “The easiest and the cheapest and […]

Press release: Predator at Cannon taxies off runway

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, an MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to Cannon’s 3rd Special Operations Squadron taxied off the runway through a perimeter fence coming to rest in an adjacent field.

Military feature: Sesame Street stopover

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Liliana Castillo CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Five-year-old Natalie Whitson was disappointed that Elmo didn’t shake her hand but she enjoyed the Sesame Street live show anyway. The show came to Cannon Air Force Base two weeks ago to present three free shows. Dawn Whitson said the show coming so close to home was a […]

Military feature: Program educates children about deployments

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Jared Tucker The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes when the base held its second Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS) on July 16. KUDOS is designed to help military kids better understand what their parents go through during deployment, according to Tech. Sgt. Miguel Cruz. “The most […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen helps Air Force win armed forces triathlon

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Freedom New Mexico Capt. Ken Corigliano of the 11th Intelligence Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base was a member of the Air Force triathlon team that took all of the 25 gold medals available at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship. Corigliano finished 12th overall with a time of 1:52:51. The event, held June 5 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: First Friday and another year for “Dubya”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.First Friday Because of the July 4 weekend, Cannon Air Force Base will host its monthly First Friday event this coming Friday at The Landing Zone from 5-8 p.m. First Friday is an informal, family friendly event where individuals from on and off base can […]