27th SOW command post remodeled

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Master Sgt. Bobbi Jo Stumpf, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, zip-ties together loose cords in one of the rooms of the recently renovated Command Post. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs As construction continues unabated around base, there is an area in a […]

Severe weather season approaching

File photo: Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Cannon airmen assisted Clovis residents in cleanup efforts following a tornado on March 23, 2007. Having a plan and knowing what to do if a storm hits can reduce loss and damage. By Senior Airman Richard DeLong: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron While there are many types […]

Verifying records, information vital to career

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Successful career progression for airmen requires hard work, planning and dedication, but even more importantly, an accurate personnel record. Of all the actions airmen can take to affect their chances for promotion and professional development, the most important is ensuring their personal information is correct. […]

Cannon to receive stimulus money


Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Two-year-olds at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center, from left, Jacob Clines, Natasha Cotton and Kaira Morgan, play under the care of program technician Norma Alonso. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections $26.4 million in federal stimulus money is going into improving the quality of life and utilities at […]

Day trip: Don Harrington Discovery Center offers science fun

Courtesy of Don Harrington Discovery Center Visitors at the Don Harrington Discovery Center enjoy the bubbles exhibit. The family-friendly, hands-on science museum is in Amarillo, Texas. Place: Don Harrington Discovery Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas. The center is roughly 119 miles or 2 hours and ten minutes driving time from Cannon Air Force […]

Military wives dependable group

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist B eing friends with your boss’

TRICARE showcasing videos

TriWest Healthcare Allisance PHOENIX — Grab the popcorn…military families throughout TRICARE’s west region now have a new, easy way to learn about their healthcare benefits through one of America’s favorite pastimes—the movies. TriWest Healthcare Alliance — the Department of Defense contractor that administers TRICARE, the military’s healthcare entitlement, in 21 western states — is expanding […]

Air Force Assistance Fund drive under way

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It’s time for airmen to help other airmen through the Air Force Assistance Fund drive that continues through April 24. This year’s goal is $36,262; an amount that Capt. David Troxell said can be achieved by getting a regular bag of popcorn instead of large size at the […]

Friends of Cannon Families offers help in time of need

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It can happen to anyone. A phone call from the Red Cross gives you the bad news that there has been a death in the family. You need to get on an airplane immediately, but there is a glitch. You know that you can get a no-interest loan […]

Holy Services schedule

Base Chapel Holy Week Services Schedule for the week of April 5—12: Catholic

March 27 -April 2 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.:Friday: Breaded flounder and shrimpMonday: Beef stroganoff and stuffed bell peppersTuesday: Cheeseburgers and fried chickenWednesday: Carved roast be and oven baked chickenThursday: Country fried steak and smoked kielbasa Whispering Winds 11 a.m.:Friday: FishMonday: MeatloafTuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.:Friday: Shrimp chef saladMonday: Fajita […]

March 27-29 Movie Schedule

Friday7 p.m. — Friday The 13th, RSaturday4 p.m. — Push, PG-137 p.m. — The Pink Panther 2, PG-13 Sunday4 p.m. — The Pink Panther 2, PG-137 p.m. — Friday the 13th, PG-13

March 27 -April 2 What's Happening

Friday Family Bowl-a-Rama — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two hours with maximum of six family members on a lane for $15. Lanes must be assigned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Program aids military spouses with careers

Office of the Secretary of Defense With Congressional authorization in Public Law 110-417, the Department of Defense is implementing the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program to provide resources and assistance for spouses of active duty services members, Guard and Reserve with a spouse on orders for one year. The goal is to support a […]

Education office offers assistance to airmen

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Furthering one’s education is an important milestone to achieve and the base education office has many avenues to take to so that an airman can accomplish his or her next goal. Whether it is taking a College Level Examination Program test or enrolling in a […]

A view from under the pew: a hectic spring day

Editor’s note: Amos is achurchmouse, who types byhopping on the computerkeyboard, but he can’t operatethe capital shift keys, and heshuns punctuation marks –except dashes and hyphens. boss i may havementioned this beforebut life ain t easyunder a cushionlesschurch pew yesterday was one finehectic day it all started thenight before i had been restless allday so […]

God molds us with challenges

One of the highlights of my childhood experience was our family’s trip to Niagara Falls. On our way to the Northeast, we encountered a glassblower in Missouri. On a winding road, we noticed a sign: “Glassblowing 4 miles. Visitors welcome.”

March 27, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 19 through Wednesday: • Jonathan Edward Martinez, 21, to Heather Michelle Lopez, 27, both of Clovis • Gayland Neil Griggs, 55, of Farmington, to Karen Kay Edwards, 52, of Clovis • Mauro Alberto Ramon Ojeda, 19, of Garden City, Kan., to Brittni Danielle Jimenez, […]

March 27, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. March 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Chaparral for a vehicle fire. When the officer arrived, he observed an SUV parked in the carport of the residence fully engulfed in flames and a […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By TIbor Machan: CNJ columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]