Their view: Children need to learn historical significance

Daniel Burnett, press secretary for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a non-profit dedicated to academic excellence, offers this commentary on the importance of knowing our history:

Behind the scenes: Excellence in engineering

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USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Airmen 1st Class Tyler Fornal, Steven Theodorou, and Richard Largey siphon out oil from one of their generators and check key components while performing routine maintenance Nov. 8 at Cannon Air Force Base. All three airmen are technicians in the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron power production […]

Commentary: Air Force places strong emphasis on values

By Chief Master Sgt. Jon E. Mountjoy: 27th Special Operations Group chief enlisted manager Our Air Force core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do, are not just what we do, they’re who we are. We emulate these values because they are the standard for behavior, not only in the […]

Cannon employee headed to Capitol

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With 48 years in the Air Force, Clovis resident Ivan Sarracino, 69, still has plenty of room for firsts. In January he won the Leo Marquez Award for Excellence for the first time. The award was handed to him by Air Force Special Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster. It was his first time meeting […]

Cannon airman recognized for clinical excellence

USAF: James Bell Capt. David Martinez of the 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Operations Squadron won the Air Force’s top award for medical personnel in February. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections On paper, Capt. David Martinez’s name stands alone as the winner of the Air Force’s clinical excellence company-grade award. But Martinez, of the 27th […]

Still soaring: Ivan Sarracino recipient of Leo Marquez Award for Excellence

USAF: Senior Airman James Bell Ivan Sarracino, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, receives the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award from Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, on Jan. 13. The Leo Marquez award highlights outstanding achievements in the aircraft maintenance and munitions squadrons across the Air Force. Sarracino won the […]

Obama plans support for military families

The Associated Press President Barack Obama is announcing new government-wide initiatives to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness. Obama says the government has an obligation to help military families as they support loved ones fighting for their country. Obama says he often meets with service members who say their […]

Press Release: Portales nurse earns top award

Carol Morgan, RN, nurse manager for the New Mexico Department of Health in Portales, received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award, presented by ITT Technical Institute at the 2009 Nursing Excellence Awards.

Leaders stress importance of excellence

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USAF photo: John Turner Gen. Norton A. Schwartz addresses Airmen during an Airmen’s Call on Aug. 22 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. By Senior Airman Eydie Sakura: 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. — Keeping the Air Force’s promise to America, to the joint team and to airmen and their […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

MainStreet basking in awards

Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Portales MainStreet Program received four statewide awards Wednesday at the New Mexico Mainstreet Summer Institute in Farmington. The program won both the Excellence in Business Incentive and Excellence in Downtown Promotion Event, according to a press release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Local business owners won awards […]

Measuring up Top base earns big bucks

Capt. André Kok The Air Force Installation Excellence Selection Board, led by Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson left with good impressions of Cannon at the end of their three-day visit here on Wednesday. “It’s obvious that Cannon and the surrounding communities are one team, dedicated to excellence and innovation and they push that toward the mission […]

April 28 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I noticed some wheat has come up and the fields are green since the recent rains on the Rogers road. It is amazing sometime how a field will blow and it is sort of a shock when the Lord sends showers and the seeds sprout and come up. Churches The Dora Church […]

Officials present goals for school

Mike Linn PNT Staff School officials representing all eight Portales schools presented goals for improving various programs and learning techniques at the Portales Municipal School Board meeting Monday night. Alicia Hatch, special education instructor at Steiner Elementary, wrapped up the presentation by saying Portales schools are quite close to being a benchmark of overall success […]