Air commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard

• Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard • Hometown: Taunton, Mass. • Air Force career field: Radio Frequency Transmission Systems • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard arrived at Cannon in Sept. 2010. He achieved a 93 percent average at the Radio Frequency Transmission Systems technical school course […]

Air Commando spotlight: Senior Airman Agustin L. Cansino

USAF photo • Name/rank: Senior Airman Agustin L. Cansino • Hometown: Big Spring, Texas • Air Force career field: Physical Therapy Technician • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron • Accomplishments: Cansino is a skilled physical therapy technician who is also highly involved in base and community activities. He is a member of the […]

Air Commando spotlight: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito

Courtesy photo Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Name/rank: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Hometown: Clovis • Air Force career field: Client systems apprentice • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Senior Airman Hipolito began his Air Force career at Cannon in 2009 with the 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron. Since then, he has […]

My turn: President deserving of respect

To spotlight American jurisprudence, I would have preferred that we had captured Osama bin Laden, given him a fair trial, then executed him — but I won’t quibble. Besides hard-to-resist revenge for 9/11, his death highlighted birthers’ pettifoggery. Although a legal short-form birth certificate for President Obama had been released, and a news clipping announcing […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman Matthew Lamastus

USAF photo Airman Matthew Lamastus • Name/rank: Airman Matthew Lamastus • Hometown: Bowling Green, Ky. • Air Force career field: Tactical Aircraft Maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit • Accomplishments: Lamastus prepared a short-notice unit mobility package for the Operation Odyssey Dawn tasking consisting of vehicles and equipment pallets. […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez

USAF photo • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez • Hometown: Libertyville, Ill. • Air Force career field: Aerospace maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Accomplishments: Hernandez is a dedicated maintainer who adapts easily to new situations. He was recognized for outstanding performance as the best in his First Term Airman […]

Air Commando spotlight: Staff Sgt. Sara Catherine Meyer

USAF photo • Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Sara Catherine Meyer • Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Air Force career field: Protocol • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Wing • Accomplishments: Staff Sgt. Meyer has worked in protocol for only a few months. In that short time, she managed high-profile Cannon visits for five general officers, the Clovis […]

Air Commando spotlight: Mara Filetti Jordan

USAF photo • Name/rank: Mara Filetti Jordan, GS-11 • Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va. • Air Force career field: Supervisory Club manager • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Accomplishments: Mara Filetti Jordan is the Collocated Club Manager at Cannon. She leads a staff of more than 40 employees at two food operations, three […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman Ericka Jae Engblom

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USAF photo Airman Ericka Jae Engblom • Name/rank: Airman Ericka Jae Engblom • Hometown: Edmonds,Wash. • Air Force career field: Still photographer • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs • Accomplishments: Engblom is a new photographer with 27 SOW Public Affairs. Although she’s only been in the Air Force for one year, she ran […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson

Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Hometown: Mankato, Minn. • Air Force career field: Airfield management • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Accomplishments: In 2010 Johnson was selected as Trainee of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (squadron […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg

USAF photo Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Name: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Hometown: Park Falls, Wis. • Air Force career field: Vehicle operations • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Accomplishments: Kieweg works in vehicle operations and has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base since 2009. In 2010 he […]

Portales school news

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In the spotlight…Learning Lindsey’s history By Desirie Urioste By interviewing classmates from the graduating class of 1976, we came to learn that Lindsey Middle School was not a school for only 5th and 6th graders. Lindsey was a grade school 1st through 6th along with Steiner, Brown, and James. Back then, you went to the […]

Children take spotlight at fair

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Jared Tucker Chasing pigs, wrestling goats, racing turtles, roping a dummy steer and saddling up on a wooden horse were among Saturday’s events during the Roosevelt County Fair Kid’s Day. Seven-year-old Hayden Powell’s team took the best time in goat branding in the first round. Powell said he didn’t need any practice to earn the […]