Behind the scenes: Crew chiefs with caliber

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shawn Cushman and Airman 1st Class Danny Beckwith, 522nd Special Operations Squadron crew chiefs, perform an inspection atop an MC-130J Commando II at Cannon Air Force Base on March 7. Crew chiefs must ensure aircraft configurations meet Air Force Special Operations Command standards […]

Behind the scenes: Relying on radar

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Greg Stanley and Jordan Ortiz, 27th Special Operations Communi-cations Squadron radar maintainers, make their way to the Digital Airport Surveillance Radar Feb. 24 at Cannon The DASR system will replace the existing outdated Airport Surveillance Radar in May. By: Airman 1st Class […]

Behind the scenes: Course focuses on saving lives

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Miller, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, explains components of an Automated External Defibrillator to his class in a training detachment Feb. 8 at Cannon Air Force Base. The CPR course is required every two years for the 27th Special Operations Maintenance […]

Behind the scenes with Sheryl Borden

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Sheryl Borden has been the star of KENW-TV’s “Creative Living” for 35 years and has no plans to stop. At a taping session Thursday in Portales, Borden said “As long as we have a station, I’d like to do the show.” Borden, who has a master’s degree in education, said “Home economics is my love. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Behind the scenes: Fueling the flight

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tanner Dalton, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels apprentice, grips a hose, also called a “dead man” hose, used to initiate and halt refueling of aircraft on the flightline on Oct. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base. The refueling process varies in […]

My turn: News broadcast crazy behind scenes

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when things go wrong during a live television newscast? Thanks to this week’s video, you’re about to find out. A cable news network was covering the destruction of a tornado in Windsor, Colo., in December 2008. The news anchor is talking about a daycare center full of children […]

Feb. 11, 1962

“Ben Hur” the movie opened at the Tower Theatre as the Portales News-Tribune ran a photo from the film with the statement, “One of the great thrill scenes of the spectacular chariot race… shows Charlton Heston clinging to his chariot.”

Investigator brings science to students

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches […]

Residents required for movie scene

By Mike Linn With locks stretching like cotton candy over their beady heads, a group of female customers at a local salon joke they resemble their mothers. Their hair sticks to the tops of cars, is held to together with a lacquer-like hair spray and can’t be washed. Not until filming is over, at least. […]