Cannon’s Angel Tree

Laura Smith: Courtesy photo An Angel Tree currently sits in the Cannon Air Force Base BX with the names of the children of Cannon personnel. Program coordinator Laura Smith said the program’s goal is to give the children of struggling military families a winter coat and at least two toys for Christmas. Alisa Boswell Cannon […]

FOD winners named

Cannon Connections staff Awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of October Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. There […]

Pioneers outlast Zias in five

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Dave Wagner In his second tour of duty as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach, Mike Maguire is finding the sledding a bit tough. The Zias played well in stretches during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference match against Texas Woman’s at Greyhound Arena, but the Pioneers pulled out a 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 15-9 win, scoring […]

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 […]

Residents warned of jury duty phone scam

Curry and Roosevelt County residents are cautioned to be wary of a phone scam claiming to be connected with jury duty service in the 9th Judicial District. A resident recently reported receiving a phone call in which the caller —who claimed to be with the clerk’s office of the 9th Judicial District Court — asked […]

Cannon personnel honored

Cannon Connections staff Three awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of June. Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. […]

Cannon personnel recognized

Cannon Connections staff Two awards were given in the Foreign Object Damage program for the month of April. Tech Sgt. Patricia Dees said the FOD program is intended to bring awareness to potential FOD hazards and prevent damage to aircraft or equipment and it is open to all active duty and civilians assigned to Cannon. […]

Special duty team will brief Cannon airmen

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of the Air Force as a recruiter, or molding civilians into motivated airman as a military training instructor? How about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a military training leader? The Air […]

AF automates active-duty assignment notifications

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The Air Force is automating active-duty assignment notifications for airmen in the ranks of lieutenant colonel and below beginning Jan. 21. Airmen will receive an e-mail notification about their new assignments and have seven days to […]

AFAS grant program lessens education cost concerns

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Concerned about the soaring cost of higher education for your children? Perhaps the Air Force Aid Society can help. Under its General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program, the Society awards $2,000 each to selected applicants. The program continues to be offered to dependent sons and daughters of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Ag biz, civic duty and what creeps you out

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Showtime The 2011 New Mexico Ag Expo trade show is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The 18th annual expo is expected to include 200 booths, workshops and seminars on agriculture-related issues. Information: Call 356-8541 or 800-635-8036, […]

Tree for heroes

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Vaughn Chesters looks over ornaments on the Our Heroes’ Tree at the Cannon library. Liliana Castillo Families at Cannon Air Force Base have a chance to publicly honor a veteran or active duty military member at the Cannon Library on the Our Heroes’ Tree. Military families can make […]

Airmen balance service, school

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Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Staff Sergeants Kenneth Hopkins and Kenneth Langford walk to their public speaking class Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. Both men are avionics technicians in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections Time is hard to find when balancing an active duty […]

Military mama: Family most important duty for Air Force wife

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I’ve been “married to the Air Force” for six years now, and a mommy for 4 1/2 years. Yet, I still would consider myself as a mediocre military mom at best. I’m not a cook, unless it comes from a box with a recipe. I tend to be at a loss in the kitchen. I […]

State police: Investigation continues in officer’s crash

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Jared Tucker Saturday’s rollover accident involving Portales Police Officer Lee Ferguson — the officer’s third on-duty accident in four years — remained under investigation Monday night, police said. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges had been filed Monday night against either Ferguson or the 75-year-old […]

Our people: Call of duty

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Bio • Name: Kevin and Tammy Ray • Birthday: Kevin: Nov. 4, 1964 Tammy: Dec. 9, 1965 • Profession: Salvation Army Corps Officers • Family: We’ve been married 20 years. Children Caleb, 13, Sara, 15 and Joshua, 19, who is married to Hali. They have a son named Jackson, 1.

AETC special duty briefing set for May 25

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of Air Force as an Air Force recruiter, or molding civilians into highly motivated airman as an Air Force Military Training Instructor? How how about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a […]

Extended hours for CDC, youth center

27th SOW Public Affairs The Child Development Centers and Youth Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the upcoming exercise. Duty-related childcare requirements outside these hours will be handled through Extended Duty Child Care contract. Jim Hernandez, Family Child Care coordinator, will make arrangements with a provider based […]

Separating airmen offered different options

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Getting out? Opportunities in the Air Force Reserves abound for soon-to-be separating active duty airmen. The Palace Front program allows those separating from active duty to stay in the military through the reserves at the end of their active-duty military commitment. Palace Chase provides an opportunity for active duty officers […]

Airmen take part in Dollars 4 Donuts

USAF photo: Greg Allen Rich Jones, a retired NCO who was assigned to the security forces squadron, solicits donations during Dollars 4 Donuts. Jones, who continues to work at Cannon with the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, volunteered for the fundraiser that supports the Shop with a Cop program aimed at brightening the holidays […]