Portales Past: May 29, 1945

May 29, 1945: Military and civilian personnel at Clovis Army Air Field were cutting back on cigarettes. A more-stringent War Department system was going into effect that would cut the cigarette supply in half.

Press release: ENMU trio earns weekly LSC track and field honors

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Daniel Draper (Jr., T, Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS), Nicole Reid (So., D, Pueblo, Colo./East HS) and Kassie Daugherty (So., T, Bridgeport, Texas/Bridgeport HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors for their performance at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Open, last Saturday. The […]

Historic squadron’s legacy continues

USAF photo: Senior Airman Matthew Loken Lieutenant Col. Justin Hoffman salutes the airmen of the newly activated 34th Special Operations Squadron after assuming command April 9. During the ceremony the 1st Special Operations Group reactivated and redesignated the 34th Troop Carrier Squadron as the 34th Special Operations Squadron and Hoffman was named commander, continuing a […]

Zias notch sweep against OPSU

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Freedom New Mexico Senior catcher Michelle Anderson drove in four runs with a two-run homer in the first and a go-ahead, two-run double in the fourth and Eastern New Mexico University completed a softball doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State with a 9-4 win on Tuesday at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (12-30) won the opener […]

Two Hurlburt Field airmen die in CV-22 crash

American Forces Press Service HURLBURT FIELD, Fla, — Maj. Randell D. Voas and Senior Master Sgt. James B. Lackey from the 8th Special Operations Squadron died April 8 when their CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan. An U. S. Army Soldier and a civilian employee also died in the crash, and several other service members […]

Airman receives special field recognition

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. John Allen of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron was chosen as one of five remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators to receive the 2010 Team of the Year Award. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Each year, Air Force Association officials recognize a specific enlisted career […]

Portales Past: March 25, 1945

March 25, 1945: Clovis Army Air Field officials announced pilots flew 1,581 hours during the previous week — a record for B-29 bases. “The continuing increase in flying hours is ample proof of the devotion to duty and pride in organization that exists among all personnel of the field,” base Commander Col. Herbert Morgan Jr. […]

Greyhounds add special teamer to roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added punter/placekicker Michael Cottingham of Hutto, Texas, for the 2010 football season. Cottingham punted 23 times an average of 33.5 yards last season for the Hippos, and also kicked 25 extra points and three field goals. He was voted second-team All-District 25 4-A last fall. The Greyhounds […]

Hounds sweep Tarleton State

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Freedom New Mexico Senior third baseman Sean Cruce reached base all eight times up, including a game-winning single in the opener, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team swept a Lone Star Conference doubleheader from Tarleton State Friday at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (7-5, 7-3 LSC), who came into Friday tied for third in […]

Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum

By Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla — The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter. Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, AFSOC commander, prohibited use of the substances […]

Greyhounds reschedule weekend series

Freedom New Mexico Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This four-game set replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

AFSOC airmen save Haitian earthquake victim

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USAF photo: Master Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV An airman from the Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., helps put ear plugs in the ears of an infant before boarding an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft flying out of the Troussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan. 15. U.S. citizens living […]

Jan. 14, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the first of three wells that will supply Portales with water for domestic use went on the pump at 10 a.m. Saturday. The well field is on state land in the Bivins Cattle Company ranch.

New track and field open

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Jette Warnick The 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron attempts an extra point en route to a 25-21 victory over the 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Nov. 11 in one of the first games played on Cannon’s new field. The field cost $1.4 million and replaced the “dust […]

Guard officer model for new Air Force career field

By Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith: National Guard Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — Can an airman who never flew a combat sortie give expert advice to an Army commander on the use of airpower in battle? That question has been the focus of study and debate for nearly two decades in the Air Force. But Lt. […]

Commentary: Fly, fight and win: A Spectre’s perspective

By Lt. Col. Sean Farrell: 16th SOS commander and air commando HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.

Gunships move to Cannon

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell One of two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships taxis onto the flightline May 19 at Cannon Air Force Base. The base is expecting six more of the gunships to move to Cannon as the squadron makes its move from Hulburt Field. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections […]

Gunships move to Cannon

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Two AC-130 Spectre gunships left Hurlburt Field, Fla., on May 19. They never returned. Instead, they flew to Cannon Air Force Base, becoming the first of as few as four and as many as seven deployments of Spectres to the base. It’s all part of the base continuing its […]

It’s their job: College student learning about his selected field

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Justin Jones is kennel manager, veterinary technician and receptionist at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Jones was born in Dallas, but spent the vast majority of his life in Portales. He is majoring in biology with a pre-medicine emphasis at Eastern New Mexico University with hopes of becoming a veterinarian. How […]

May 15 What's Happening

Friday Youth Track and Field Clinic — 5 p.m., Cannon Track. Information: 784-2747.Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing. Spinathon — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fitness Center. Saturday Give Parents a Break/Parents Night Out — 5 p.m., Child Development Center. Information: 784-2704. America’s Kids Run — 9:30 a.m., shirt and number pick up at […]