Meetings watch: Col. Lenfant presented key to city

This is a supplemental report to Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex: • Mayor Gayla Brumfield presented outgoing Cannon Air Force Base Col. Babette Lenfant with a key to the city. As commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Brumfield said Lenfant was like a city manager […]

Cannon change of command ceremony scheduled

CNJ staff A change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled for 10:27 a.m. today at Cannon Air Force Base. Base officials said Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27th SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, U.S. […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Airmen’s Center will include a kitchen twice as large as the one used now at Cannon, along with the base post office and a recreation center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk at Hurlburt […]

Clovis schools preparing for arrival of new students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is expecting an influx of about 300 military dependents between October and June, according to 27th Special Operations wing Mission Support Group Commander Col. Babette Lenfant. Lenfant told Clovis school board members Tuesday the dependents would be coming with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron personnel […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

Jan. 30, 1945

“Marriage is a Private Affair,” starring Lana Turner, was playing at the State theater. A promotional ad warned, “We suggest that you do not permit the ‘kiddies’ to attend.” … Clovis received word it would be exempt from a war-time “brownout,” which banned unnecessary lighting. The exemption was granted because natural gas was being used […]

Cannon commander reassigned

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After almost two years commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. John Posner is leaving March 6 for the Pentagon, officials said this week. Posner has been commanding the base since April 2004, according to Lt. James Nichols of Cannon Public Affairs. Col. Scott West of Spangdahlem Air Base in […]

Community shows its appreciation for base

By David Irvin: CNJ staff reporter Eastern New Mexico said thanks to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday, with games and $6,000 worth of giveaway prizes highlighting the 15th annual Cannon Appreciation Day. Events included a dunking booth, a bouncy castle for the kids, horseshoes, a tug of war and volleyball contest as Air […]

Mongar, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon E. Mongar, 80, of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Palisade, Neb. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He flew P-47s in Germany during World War II and F-100s in Vietnam. His last assignment […]

New boss to take command today

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base personnel will mark a transition between commanders with a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The incoming commander, Col. John Posner, was most recently stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The next assignment for the outgoing commander, Col. Robert Yates, will be to […]