Military feature: Housing implements ID checks

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking security for the 300 families that live in Chavez West housing up a level. The base housing community is on its way to being a gated community. As of June 1, security forces have been conducting 100 percent identification checks at the entrance. […]

Legal process complicates border security

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Cannon ramps up security

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Brian Harris checks identification for each car that passes through the entry point. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base is taking security for the 300 families that live in Chavez West housing up a level. The base housing community is on its way to being a gated community. […]

ID checks for Chavez West Housing start

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron will establish an entry control point into Chavez West housing starting on June 1. A 100 percent identification check will be conducted. Delays entering the housing area during peak hours can be expected. This measure is designed to enhance the safety for military […]

Meeting set for Clovis 801 housing residents

27th SOW Public Affairs A community town hall meeting for residents of 801 housing in Clovis will be held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the community center. 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron personnel will be available to answer questions and concerns about security and safety. This will be a neighborhood-watch type of forum. […]

Homeland Security unveils new job site for veterans

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service

Social security cuts worry local seniors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that there will be no cost of living adjustment for 2010 had seniors at Clovis’ three centers buzzing. Staff at the senior centers said it was the topic of conversation all day Friday. Ann Howe, 80, said not getting a raise hurts. […]

Cyber security awareness gets focus in October

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — We’ve all had the experience: our computer, at work or at home, stops working. It could be a hardware glitch, but in this viral world, it just as likely could be a virus, worm or other malicious bit of software. At best, it means de-bugging you […]

Clovis hospital warns of security breach

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo A server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North Carolina, exposing Social Security numbers and other private data. Although a server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to attend Homeland Security task force

Freedom New Mexico Immigration reform needs to create a balance between immigration and industry, according to Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Denish, who spoke to the Clovis News Journal Thursday, is attending a task force today with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address border and immigration issues. Napolitano is expected to announce […]

Auto dealers hope incentives spur sales

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico U.S. automakers are rolling out payment protection plans to ease potential buyers worried about job security. But in eastern New Mexico, car dealers are optimistic that isn’t the key motivation for customers. “I haven’t had anybody who’s needed it, and that’s a good thing,” said Terry Wilcox, general manager […]

U.S., Mexico collaboration right step

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s recent meeting with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa appears to have borne sweet fruit. Since their meeting the two countries have formed a joint working group to make immigration easier. The group will work to make immigration easier and safer, starting with improving the documentation […]

Airmen train with F.O.R.C.E.

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron board a plane before “deploying” to a hostile “village.” The exercise in Roswell was the culmination of week-long training that 13 Cannon airmen participated in. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The two security forces […]

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security by Gen. Richard B. Myers with Malcolm McConnell.

Legislation proposes changes to train security, warning bells and fines

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The New Mexico Rail Runner Express could have its own police patrol, would ring its bell for a shorter amount of time in Santa Fe and could tap into more funding under measures moving in the House and Senate this session. Another measure would increase by $90 the fine […]

Security forces airman awarded at Air Force level

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Brett Pragle, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the Air Force’s 2008 Outstanding Security Forces Support Staff Airman of the Year. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A security forces airman was recently recognized at the Air Force level with the Outstanding Security […]

Editorial: Border fence commands reevaluation

Much of the Department of Homeland Security’s border fence already has been built or is under construction. Even so, the matter is becoming a mess. For this reason work on the project should stop immediately, at least until a few matters are cleared up. U.S. Reps. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, and Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, […]

Lujan appointed to Homeland Security

Freedom New Mexico Democratic Rep. Ben Lujan’s first committee appointment will have him work closely with Cannon Air Force Base, a spokesman said Wednesday. Lujan, who won the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd Congressional District, was appointed Monday to the Committee on Homeland Security, according to a press release from Lujan’s office. Created […]

Government security intervention warranted

Freedom New Mexico As I listened to reports from India with reactions of people to November’s terrorist attacks, I noticed that nearly every

Airmen, police team up for annual Shop with a Cop

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez 27th Special Operations Security Forces airmen joined with Clovis police officers during the Shop with a Cop program on Dec. 22. The annual program teams local police and Cannon security forces airmen to help children spend a donated $100 gift card.