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Hartle Rick Hartle, a 1974 Clovis High honors graduate, has been awarded one off our Annual Community Wingman Awards from Team Hill at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. The award recognizes contributions of individuals from surrounding communities who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the men and women of Hill AFB. […]

Honors — June 12

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Montgomery Arden Conrad Montgomery of Portales graduated from Air Force basic training with honors May 20, 2011, at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. He ranked 19th in the honor graduates out of 60. [image #2, align=left, size= medium] The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force […]

Officials: Lost signal caused Predator to veer off runway

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U.S. Air Force The MQ-1B Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft systeml, according to the U.S. Air Force website. Sharna Johnson Officials at Cannon Air Force Base said they’re not sure why they lost the link from ground control to an MQ-1 Predator, but that’s why the $4.5 million aircraft turned off the runway […]

Press Release: Boil water advisory remains in effect at Cannon AFB

Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base. NMED issued the advisory on April 21 after bacteriological contamination that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli was discovered in drinking water at the Cannon AFB. NMED requires Cannon to notify […]

Senate Committee Okays New Project for Cannon AFB

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today reported committee approval of an emergency supplemental spending package that could influence U.S. military installations in New Mexico, and provide providing funding for a new military construction project at Cannon Air Force Base at Clovis. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee that today approved a FY2008 Emergency […]

Wilson, Pearce spar over Cannon AFB vote

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CNJ file photo An MC-130H Combat Talon II sits at Cannon Air Force Base in 2006. The gunship is one of the planes stationed at Cannon Air Force Base for Air Force Special Operations Command. By Heather Clark: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Heather Wilson is accusing her opponent in the Republican primary for […]

New Mexico Environment Department report of Cannon jet incident

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 27TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON CANNON AIR FORCE BASE NEW MEXICO Mr. Ronald A. Lancaster Environmental Flight Chief 506 N DL Ingram Blvd Cannon AFB NM 88103-5323 Stephen Connolly Hazardous Waste Bureau – NMED 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-63 13 Mr Stephen […]

Military communities cope with tragedy

Tom Philpott The number of service people displaced by Hurricane Katrina was still being calculated more than two weeks after the storm devastated coastal Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. However, it was clear that thousands of active-duty members, reservists and retirees had lost homes, cars and other property. Indeed, when military victims of Katrina are finally […]

Service makes houses homes

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Sitting on the floor and eating a pizza in a house you’re about to move into has a certain romantic quality about it. […]