Cannon recognizes Family of the Year

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Master Sgt. Rosa Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, second from left, and husband Tech. Sgt. Charles Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, third from left, display the Family of the Year award presented to them by Col. Ruedi Kaspar, far left, 27th Special […]

Commission requests state name bridge for fallen soldier

Courtesy photo The Curry County Commission is asking the state to name the 467 overpass in honor of Leroy “J.R.” Segura, a Clovis soldier killed in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections The Curry County Commission will petition the state name the State Road 467 overpass near Cannon Air Force Base after a […]

Simulation prepared troops for WWII

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Germany invaded Poland in 1939 setting off the possibility of American forces being involved in the war. Before World War II and Pearl Harbor, the American military set about training its men for the possibility of war. One of those men was 1st Sgt. Bennie Hill, father of Gladys […]

Clovis man shot in abdomen

Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Clovis man was in surgery Monday night after police said he was shot in the abdomen that afternoon. Clovis Police Sgt. Mike Harmer said Francisco Elvedo’s condition was unknown Monday night and he was undergoing surgery at Plains Regional Medical Center. At the time the shooting was reported to police, […]

Cannon mom sought new challenge in pageant

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan The Brown family, from left, 2-year-old Andrew, Abbey, Adam and 4-year-old Alexis sit in their Clovis home. Abbey competed in the Mrs. New Mexico America pageant in June, and her platform included sharing her positive perspective on marriage. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Modeling her Air Force career and ideas on […]

Winter driving key: Slow down

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require they leave more space between themselves and other drivers on the road. “It is extremely important to slow down. Giving yourself more […]

Overseas service members send overseas holiday greetings

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Though her friends have seen or heard Master Sgt. David Kline greet his mother on the radio and television, Bess Kline hasn’t seen or heard from her son in the almost four months since he was sent to Iraq. So in the last few days Kline has been scanning […]

CMSAF provides top enlisted perspective

USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley greets and speaks with the airmen of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron during a visit to Cannon Air Force Base on Dec. 10. By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals 27th SOW Public Affairs Chief Master Sergeant of the […]

Nov. 27, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Sgt. Jerry Mathis and his wife came from Germany, where he was stationed, to visit his parents in Portales for the holidays. They were to be in the area until late December after Christmas.

Military addresses need for linguists

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Army Sgt. Amy O’Keefe, a signal intelligence specialist, was frustrated while in Iraq in 2003 trying to tell local women they needed to be searched for weapons before they could enter Army health care clinics. “There would be people here or there who could speak enough English where we would […]

Residents wary of price drop

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends teased him for buying a four-cylinder Mazda Prot

Auto enthusiasts gather for show

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adrian Martinez, 4, calls his father’s 1964 Chevy Impala Super Sport his car. Tech Sgt. Francisco Martinez said he’s worked and lived in low riders since he was his son’s age. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Staff Sgt. Adam Platt said his 2004 Ford Mustang GT parked in between two […]

Airman promotes alcohol awareness

USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, speaks to students and counselors from Eastern New Mexico University during a health class on Sept. 17. Sgt. Lozada gave a presentation about alcohol issues. By Senior Airman Liliana Moreno: 27th SOW Public Affairs The overuse or abuse of […]

Civilian employment at CAFB higher than expected

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base maintained a higher than expected civilian workforce during its transition to a special operations wing. The Civil Service workforce at Cannon dropped from 730 in 2006 to 570 at present. However, the civilian personnel office is looking to fill 50 positions on base, according to Cannon Public Affairs […]

Airman center making progress

Courtesy photo The Dining Hall-Airman Center is expected to be ready for furnishing by the end of the year, according to Cannon officials. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of more airmen coming to Cannon Air Force Base. Informally called the […]

Airman center under construction at Cannon

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of more airmen coming to Cannon Air Force Base. Tentatively called the Dining Hall-Airman Center, the $9.9 million facility will be ready for furnishing by the end of the year, according to Staff Sgt. […]

Mother of four dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 22-year-old Clovis mother of four died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on U.S. Highway 60 east of Vaughn, according to state police. Suzanne M. Urioste died at the scene of the crash around noon, Sgt. Jason Waller said. Urioste’s 2-year-old daughter was flown to an Albuquerque hospital with skull fractures. Her […]

People in the News: Christopher Boyce

Cannon Connections Staff Christopher Boyce A Clovis High School senior whose father is assigned to Cannon Air Force Base has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, according to an NSHSS news release. Christopher Boyce, 18, is the son of Master Sgt. Christopher and Martina Boyce. Master Sgt. Christopher Boyce, […]

Cannon holds annual awards dinner

CAFB photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer present the 3rd Special Operations Squadron with the award for Squadron of the Year. Cannon Air Force Base held its wing annual awards dinner Feb. 9 at The Landing.

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 […]