Grant McGee: Medical marijuana not worth risks

Grant McGee If you could use medical marijuana would you? This was something that crossed my mind recently after the eye doctor told me I have glaucoma. “Hey, if you have glaucoma that means you qualify for medical marijuana in New Mexico.” It was my friend The Holy Man offering up his first thoughts upon […]

Two hospitalized after six-vehicle crash

CNJ staff report Traffic was snarled in south Clovis Friday afternoon for more than an hour after a pickup truck crashed into six other vehicles. Police said the truck initially hit a curb at Prince and McDonald streets south of the overpass, then crashed into a vehicle on the overpass, another in the intersection at […]

Groups look to strengthen communication

Courtesy photo The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron provided a team-building exercise at the Women’s Medical Center on July 30. The Women’s Medical Center is an obstetrics and gynecology office located across the street from Plains Regional Medical Center. By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group On July 30, 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Cannon deploys medical aid to Haiti

The Associated Press CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Medical personnel from Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Medical Group and 27th Special Operations Support Squadron deployed Sunday to help with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Sunday’s deployment from the eastern New Mexico base is in addition to two MC-130W Combat Spear aircraft Cannon sent Wednesday […]

Cannon deploys medical aid to Haiti

The Associated Press CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Medical personnel from Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Medical Group and 27th Special Operations Support Squadron deployed Sunday to help with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Sunday’s deployment from the eastern New Mexico base is in addition to two MC-130W Combat Spear aircraft Cannon sent Wednesday […]

Medical group AFSOC winners announced

By: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The 2009 Air Force Special Operations Command, Medical Service winners were announced last week. The winners, listed below, having won at the Maj.or Command level, are now nominated to compete at the Air Force level.

Seasonal flu vaccines available at clinic

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received additional seasonal influenza vaccines, and currently has injectable vaccines at the immunization clinic. Because there are several days with adjusted hours due to exercises, holidays and training in November, call your Primary Care Manager team or Immunizations at 784-4040 if you have questions.

Business feature: Open house highlights new chopper

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Showing onlookers a compartment barely the size of a walk-in closet, Bruce Mitchell explained how the small area becomes a functional medical unit while at the same time, flying patients to trauma centers. Mitchell, a registered nurse and AeroCare crew member, said Wednesday the opportunity to speak and show […]

Cannon's EMT Rodeo branded a success

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne Y. De La Cruz From left, Tech. Sgt. Aramis Cedeno and Senior Airman Gilberto Maldonado, 27th SOAMS, provide rescue during the EMT Rodeo on Oct. 3. Staff Sgt. Ngu Do and Senior Airman Dena Levari, 27th SOMOS, are accessing the patient for any injuries. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: […]

Oct. 9 Cannon Community

Medical town hall — A medical town hall meeting will be held Oct. 15 at noon in the Wingman’s Conference Hall (the Atrium area). This is a forum for the 27th Special Operations Medical Group and its beneficiaries to interact and address concerns.

Birth

Encinias Nikolas Ray Encinias was born Aug. 14, 2009, to Phillip and Mandy Encinias of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. He has one sister, Faith Madison, 5. Grandparents are Rubel and Judith Encinias of Clovis; Judy Southern-Woods of Portales; and Max Baca of Portales.

Cannon medics return from aid work

Freedom New Mexico Five Cannon Air Force Base medics are being welcomed back from their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission […]

Feelings mixed on medical e-records

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Local health care providers are eyeing a federal mandate to have all U.S. hospitals and medical practices using a unified system of electronic medical records by 2017. And some are happier about it than others. The electronic medical records are part of the Obama administration’s health care reform and […]

Change of command for 27th SOMDG

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presents Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, with the 27 SOMDG guidon during a change of command ceremony on July 22. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Col. Scott Corcoran assumed command of […]

Inmate health care, city ditch on commission’s agenda

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Jail inmate medical care and safety concerns about a city drainage ditch at the intersection of two county roads are set to come before the Roosevelt County Commission today. The commission meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse. County residents are asking the commission for help […]

Commander monitors professional pulse

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Lt. Col. James Reineke serves as the chief nurse and Medical Operations Squadron commander, and does executive oversight for education and training of medical staff. Lt. Col. Jim Reineke keeps his finger of the professional pulse of the nurses and medical technicians at Cannon Air Force Base. For almost a […]

Base clinic to extend services

27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is “surging” to increase access to in-house medical care and health services, effective immediately. Planned measures will generate more than 200 additional appointments per month in family medicine and pediatrics alone, as well as additional capacity in flight medicine, optometry and physical therapy. The […]

Medical group hosts local health care providers

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Roosevelt General Hospital Chief of Staff Les Donaldson, left, listens as Tech Sgt. Aramis Cedeno talks about medical education and training during the Cannon Air Force Base open house April 10. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections With the goals of better relationships and better care, civilian health care providers met […]