Clovis church aims to become military-focused

Christina Calloway Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church. Associate Pastor Dick Ross is one of the main members active in making this transition. “We want to become a military-focused church because we have a large number of military members at our […]

Wing transitioning to automated phone service

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Effective Dec. 30 at 11 p.m., the 27th Special Operations Wing will transition to an automated telephone directory service. During this time, there will be no interruptions to current telephone and voicemail service. The number for directory assistance will remain 575-784-1110 (DSN 681-1110) or ‘0’ from a base phone. Hearts […]

Conflict arises on veteran hiring

Executives from more than 20 companies traded ideas on hiring more military veterans in this tough economy, and easing their transition into civilian careers, during a special “Veterans Employment Summit” last week hosted by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Before a single idea could be shared, however, executives watched uncomfortably for 10 minutes as their […]

Mubarak resigns

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to […]

Cooler weather, shorter days in store for Cannon

By Jim Robinson, meteorological tech: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron September begins the gradual but perceptible transition from summer into autumn and features some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. Qualitatively speaking, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms diminishes through the month as the sun’s influence wanes. […]

NSPS transition to begin in July

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The majority of Air Force civilians will begin to transition from the National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule beginning July 4 and continuing through Sept. 12. Mandated by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, the conversion to the […]

Military feature: Cannon spouse embraces Census position

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community college and moved to Clovis in January. She said being uprooted from Florida to New Mexico was a challenge for her, but her job with […]

Program helps servicemembers transition to civilian life

By Christen N. McCluney: Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program is working to prepare servicemembers and their families for a successful transition to civilian life. “We are trying to ensure that (servicemembers) transition from active duty back to the civilian community is a smooth and seamless one,” Ron Horne, […]

Web site offers help for families in transition

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sixteen-year-old Robyn Lutzkanin loves the military. As a military child, she said she has moved often and enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. “It really opens your eyes up to the world,” Lutzkanin added. But she admited to dreading the transition of […]

Soldiers’ transition top priority

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Vietnam War veterans will nod with understanding over many of Noel Koch’s comments contrasting support for wounded troops and veterans today, from citizenry and government, compared to how it was 40 years ago. During the Vietnam War, he said, “we got very good at saving people’s lives on the battlefield. […]

Protests delay provider transition

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

New Cannon commander sees smooth transition

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Airmen from the various groups in the 27th Special Operations Wing raise a last salute to Col. Timothy Leahy. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base has saluted its new commander. Outgoing commander Col. Timothy J. Leahy formally handed the reins to new commander Col. Stephen A. Clark […]

Outgoing Cannon commander praised for ushering in new era

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cannon Air Force Base has saluted its new commander. Outgoing commander Col. Timothy J. Leahy formally handed the reins to new commander Col. Stephen A. Clark during a ceremony Wednesday morning at the base. Leahy also received the Legion of Merit award for his work as commander of the […]

Donation spurs growth in single mother program

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A gift from a Portales couple could end up providing a transition home for struggling single mothers and their families. Through a gift annuity arrangement, Bill and Shirley Wahlman of Portales donated a complete six-apartment complex to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home last summer. The couple are both […]

Ribaudo: Football transition at Eastern going smoothly

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo believes the Greyhounds’ transition from a wishbone-style offense to a mainly one-back set won’t be that tough an adjustment for the team’s running backs. They figure to be prominent in the new scheme. “It’s a lot easier to run a (pass) […]

Company selected to head transition study

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After nearly a year of meetings and preparation, community transition efforts related to Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission are about jump into high gear, according to members of the Local Growth Management Organization. Lonnie Leslie, LGMO president, said Keystone International of Albuquerque has been selected as consultant to […]

Local businesses excited about transition

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections For as long as the Foxy Drive-In has been in Clovis, airmen of the 27th Fighter Wing and their families have had a place to eat. “We did quite a bit with the air base as far as airmen coming and eating with us and everything. We still do, we […]

Cannon prepares for transition to new mission

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing will include a special tactics squadron comprised of about 100 people, according to retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott. Scott, the director of the Office of Military Base Planning and Support, updated members of the […]

Officials update committee on Cannon’s upcoming transition

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing will include a special tactics squadron comprised of about 100 people, according to retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott. Scott, the director of the Office of Military Planning and Support, updated members of the New […]

School days

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Wednesday not only marked the beginning of the month, but the beginning of back-to-school training for 11-year-old Christian Smith of Portales. That means no more late movie nights and lights out at 8:30 p.m. With only a little more than a week before area school bells ring, school counselors and […]