Nearby bases utilizing Cannon’s runways

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A C-17 was seen flying over west Clovis Wednesday. The Oklahoma plane was making test runs at Cannon Air Force Base. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is lending its airfield to aircraft from nearby air bases to practice maneuvers while the base continues its transition […]

Cannon adjusts airfield hours

By CNJ staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Local residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours as Cannon Air Force Base has adjusted the hours of its airfield operations to further accommodate Air Force Special Operation Command’s mission requirements. New hours of operation for Cannon’s airfield will be from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., […]

Cannon adjusts airfield operation hours

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Cannon Air Force Base has adjusted the hours of its airfield operations to further accommodate Air Force Special Operation Command’s mission requirements. Hours of operation for Cannon’s airfield are currently from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., so local residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours. Airfield operations vary […]

Air Force showing its wings

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly through the skies over Clovis during the 2002 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base. (File photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s Air Power Expo will open Saturday with a peaceful glider flight across the sky to the tune of the national anthem. Then […]

Cannon AFB, Clovis history intertwined

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Local historian Don McAlavy is among the few Clovis residents who remembers what the city was like before an old civilian airstrip west of town became Clovis Army Air Base in June 1942. The airfield started as Portair Field on June 28, 1929, when one of the predecessors […]