Lodging awards announced

Courtesy photo Cherill Hamilton Maintenance worker Jarrell Willams was recognized by Cannon Lodging as the Employee of the Quarter.

Two new maintenance squadrons activated

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole Col. Wesley Norris, left, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group commander, passes the official squadron guide on to Maj. Marcus Brazell as he accepts command of the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an official squadron reorganization ceremony Jan. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. By Senior Airman Jette Carr: […]

Behind the scenes: Masters of maintenance

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Senior Airman David Woliver, 16th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aircraft hydraulics systems journeyman, works on the utility system hydraulic vent line filter aboard the AC-130H Spectre gunship Oct. 25 at Cannon Air Force Base. This component gives the crew the ability to indicate whether there is a potential danger […]

Our people: Gene Bieker oversees maintenance at Clovis Municipal Schools

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Clovis resident Gene Bieker has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 13 years and is headed for retirement this summer. Bieker retired from a career in the military after four years spent in the Navy and 22 years spent in the Air Force. As executive director of operations for CMS, Bieker oversees maintenance, custodial, […]

Consider ways to reduce energy consumption

By Caroline Ward: 27th SOCES In support of Energy Awareness Month and beyond, here are smart, inexpensive ways to can reduce your energy and water consumption. Being aware and making smart choices saves you and the Air Force money that can be invested in aircraft operations and maintenance, construction and maintenance of facilities as well […]

Volunteer profile: Dave Russell

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Name: Dave Russell Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Maintenance, sound system operation and participation the choir and board of trustees at the First United Methodist Church of Portales; Meals on Wheels Why he does it: “When something needs to be done, and as long as I’m able to do it, I will. Somebody has to […]

Diamond Sharp airmen honored

USAF photo: Greg Allen 1st Sgt. David Becraft, 16th Special Operations Squadron, far right, and 1st Sgt. Sheronne King, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, flank Cannon Air Force Base, Diamond Sharp Airmen Sept. 3 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility. Second from left, Airmen 1st Class Daryle Borque, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, […]

Let’s stop criticizing farmers

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of grain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

SOEMS to begin semiannual inventory

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron will conduct its semiannual 100 percent munitions inventory March 3-5. All issues for custody assets must be complied with by Feb. 26. During the inventory only emergency requests will be processed. These requests must be submitted in writing and approved by the maintenance group […]

Failed substation underwent routine maintenance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend power outage was last tested in November 2008. Reeves said Monday that he spoke to the substation manager, who explained substations are on a five-year maintenance schedule. It passed in November 2008 and was scheduled for more […]

73 SOS airmen return home

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Airmen from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron and 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group return from their deployment on a C-17 on Oct. 6. Three 73 SOS, 14 27 SOMXG and 10 16 SOS Airmen returned following the C-130W. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher were killed in an auto accident on April 23. Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

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Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher. Officials at Cannon confirmed they died April 23 in a one-car rollover on Interstate 40 just […]

27th SOEMS tests newest torch

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Justin Darland, 27th SOEMS, demonstrates the new oxy-acetylene torch on Sept. 5. From left to right, Maj. Michelle Estes, 27th SOEMS commander, 27th SOW Command Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer and Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th SOW commander. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]

Roosevelt County Commission Dist. 1

Name: Jake LopezAge: 70Occupation: Maintenance supervisor at La Casa de Buena SaludOffice: County Commissioner District 1Party affiliation: DemocratElected offices held: city council, county commissioner Why are you running for county commissioner?I want to continue to help not only the people in my district, but the community as a whole. I served for 10 years (1990-2000) […]

County Commission District 2 candidate: Richard Leal

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Name: Richard Leal Age: 50 Occupation: General manager of the Roosevelt County Water Cooperative Running for: County Commissioner, District 2 Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: Board of Directors for New Mexico Rural Water Association, Arch fire chief, currently assistant fire chief for Dora Why are you running for county commissioner? As a lifelong member […]

Maintenance a good idea for coffee maker

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor It’s been a frustrating week, mechanically speaking. I’m not a complete incompetent when it comes to figuring out things mechanical, but things that don’t work when I don’t have the time or tools or knowledge to tinker with them get my goat. Take my coffee maker for instance. I’ve […]

Airman Leadership School announces graduates

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. —Congratulations to the 22 Airman Leadership School Class 2008-C students who graduated Feb. 7. John L. Levitow Award Winner Senior Airman Travis Harper, 712th Maintenance Squadron (Provisional) Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman John Castle, 27th Special Operation Support Squadron Academic Achievement Award Winner Senior Airman Clayton Winger, 27th […]

Cannon ALS graduates recognizes

Cannon Air Force Base Airman Leadership School Class 2008-B graduates: John L. Levitow Award Winner Senior Airman Lana McCurdy, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished Graduate Staff Sgt. Jonathan Agebeyegbe, 712th Maintenance Squadron (Provisional) Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman Zachary Silvis, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Academic Achievement Award Winner, Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]