Honors — Nov. 13

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Perry Col. Emily (Barck) Perry, a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University (M.A., ‘87) recently had the “unbelievable” experience of meeting the Dalai Lama during his visit to the Hessen Parliament in Wiesbaden, Germany. Pushing through the crowds to meet the visitor head on, Col. Perry said to him, “The USA also welcomes Your Highness. […]

Cannon losing civilian jobs

The Associated Press Cannon Air Force Base is slated to lose 49 positions and Holloman Air Force Base will lose 57 jobs after the U.S. Air Force announced it would cut around 9,000 civilian positions nationwide. Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, said 18 of the 49 eliminated positions at Cannon are vacant. […]

Portales resident honored at chamber luncheon

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Alisa Boswell Longtime Portales resident Marshall Stinnett received back-to-back honors Tuesday afternoon at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon at Vines Italian Restaurant. Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry presented him with an award for his years of dedicated service to the Portales Military Affairs Committee. Immediately following, guest speaker Col. Albert “Buck” […]

Cannon command changes in emotional ceremony

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Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark paused during his outgoing speech to quell a rush of emotion Friday as he bid farewell to the airmen of Cannon Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony. Clark turned command of the base over to incoming commander Col. Albert Elton II, ending his two years in charge […]

Thursday morning briefing: Change of command and one big dam

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Big change Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. Friday morning at the base. Website of the day A schedule and […]

Change of command ceremony being held at base

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base will hold a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. July 8. Col. Albert Elton II will assume command of the wing, replacing Col. Stephen Clark. Clark took command of Cannon in May 2009. His next assignment is as director of plans, programs, requirements […]

Former Cannon commander nominated for first star

Freedom New Mexico Former Cannon Commander Col. Timothy Leahy has been nominated for his first star, according to the Department of Defense. Leahy is currently serving as knowledge and futures director at the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Leahy is nominated for the rank of brigadier general.

ENMU students plan school supplies drive

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Supplies needed: Backpacks without wheels Spiral notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled) 2-inch three-ring binders with dividers No. 2 pencils Blue, black and red pens Scissors (round and point tipped) Large glue sticks Pocket folders (without fasteners) Colored pencils Crayons Highlighters Rulers Zipper pouches for pencils Tissue Two Eastern New Mexico University students are putting […]

Col. Slife assumes command of the 27th Special Operations Group

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico ol. James Slife assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Group at Cannon Air Force Base. Slife replaces Col. James Cardoso, who will remain at Cannon, serving as second in command of the base as the new vice-wing commander. “I know you will lead them well for their […]

Green Hornets return

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Green Hornets are back in the air. The 54-year history of the Hornets, officially known as the 20th Special Operations Squadron, entered its new phase in the Air Force on Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. In a brief ceremony, Lt. Col. Matt Smith assumed command of the […]