Film shows Navy SEAL’s dedication

It’s not too often that an action movie moves grown men to the sniffles but I’ll wager “Act of Valor” had lots of big tough guys wiping tears away in the dark. I mostly missed the reviews before the movie’s opening weekend but I did know that the producers broke the mold of action movie-making […]

Military feature: Portales woman served on Navy destroyer

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales woman who works at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post served aboard a ship bombing Baghdad and traveled around the world during her time in the U.S. Navy. Christine Scharle, a Socorro native, was in the Navy from 2000-2004, and said it was a good experience. […]

Portales Past: April 23, 1945

April 23, 1945: Roosevelt County mourned the death of Navy veteran Fred Barr of Floyd. Barr, who earned stars from 10 major battles, was killed “in the service of his country and was buried at sea with full military honors,” according to a telegram received by his parents.

Base youth prepares for lead role in Navy, Air Force youth conference play

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A local girl is walking “a pathway to my dream” as she prepares for the lead role in a play to be performed in front of 600 people. Patricia Romero, the 14-year-old daughter of Cannon Air Force Base Forces Support Squadron Marketing Director Yolanda Romero, is portraying Robin Hood […]

Nov. 7, 1965

Navy Lt. j.g. Jack D. Woodul of Portales received the Air Medal aboard the U.S.S. Independence in the China Sea.

TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and […]

Portales’ Morgan Hill helps Navy to 16-15 mark

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Winning was a way of life for Morgan Hill and Portales High School. With the 6-foot-1 Hill on board, Portales went 81-28 in four seasons and claimed state titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Hill also was a member of two Portales volleyball champions. The challenges are greater at Navy, which just posted its first […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Military Digest

Navy Ball VFW Post 3280 will be celebrating the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. A dinner choice of steak or chicken is available. Information: Vernon Luce. 693-5433.

Blair honored for service to veterans, city

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Karl Terry Service to country was instilled in Joe Blair as a teenager aboard a warship in the U.S. Navy. That service didn’t rust after he was discharged — it just got sharper and more focused. Blair, who was born in 1925 in Portales, was recognized by the Portales City Council and a full house […]

City to honor Joe Blair

PNT Staff Report A community reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building to honor Joe Blair. Blair is being honored for his many contributions to the community, according to a news release. He was born and raised in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and […]