Military Digest 5/10

Former top enlisted airman visits Cannon
A retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force — the top enlisted position in that service — is coming to Cannon Air Force Base this week.
According to Airman 1st Class Jared Marquis, Chief Master Sgt. Sam Parrish will meet with junior enlisted personnel, senior enlisted personnel, and Cannon’s top leadership on Tuesday and Wednesday. The position functions as the senior representative of enlisted personnel to the Air Force’s top officers.
Parrish was the eighth person to hold the title of Chief Master Sergeant. According to his Air Force biography, he held that title from 1983 until retiring in 1986. Parrish joined the Air Force in December 1954 and spent most of his career working in weather assignments.
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Cannon to hold Police Week events
Cannon Air Force Base is celebrating Police Week this week. Events include a canine show on Tuesday, a pistol shoot on Wednesday, a retreat on Thursday, a “jail and bail” event on Friday evening, and a softball tournament Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Beau T. Altman, whose wife, Jaelynn, is the daughter of Malinda Gooding of Clovis, is currently deployed with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Altman is one of more than 7,600 sailors and Marines aboard the ships of the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group as part of America’s ongoing operations in the war on terrorism.

Military Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina. He can be contacted at 763-6991 or: