Behind the scenes: Excellence in engineering

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Airmen 1st Class Tyler Fornal, Steven Theodorou, and Richard Largey siphon out oil from one of their generators and check key components while performing routine maintenance Nov. 8 at Cannon Air Force Base. All three airmen are technicians in the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron power production […]

In tribute: Longtime resident remembered for pursuit of excellence

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Courtesy photo Friends, family members and business colleagues remembered Charles Wade, 77, as a man who excelled in what he learned, in what he inherited and even in positions where nobody would expect to find him. Kevin Wilson For better or for worse — but usually for much better — Charles Wade was never satisfied […]

Commentary: Air Force places strong emphasis on values

By Chief Master Sgt. Jon E. Mountjoy: 27th Special Operations Group chief enlisted manager Our Air Force core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do, are not just what we do, they’re who we are. We emulate these values because they are the standard for behavior, not only in the […]

Cannon airman recognized for clinical excellence

USAF: James Bell Capt. David Martinez of the 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Operations Squadron won the Air Force’s top award for medical personnel in February. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections On paper, Capt. David Martinez’s name stands alone as the winner of the Air Force’s clinical excellence company-grade award. But Martinez, of the 27th […]

Still soaring: Ivan Sarracino recipient of Leo Marquez Award for Excellence

USAF: Senior Airman James Bell Ivan Sarracino, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, receives the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award from Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, on Jan. 13. The Leo Marquez award highlights outstanding achievements in the aircraft maintenance and munitions squadrons across the Air Force. Sarracino won the […]

Freedom New Mexico takes 13 awards

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico newspapers raked in 13 awards, including General Excellence for the Clovis News Journal at the Panhandle Press Association conference in Canadian, Texas, this past Thursday through Saturday. The Clovis News Journal won six first-place awards, two second-place awards and two third-place awards in Division II to […]

Nov. 4 Business Digest

PRMC administrator receives nursing excellence award A clinical coordinator at Plains Regional Medical Center received an award Oct. 25 from the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, according to a press release from PRMC.Kim Adams received the ambulatory nursing award, which is one of 24 awards given at the 2008 Nursing Excellence Awards in Albuquerque. […]

Leaders stress importance of excellence

USAF photo: John Turner Gen. Norton A. Schwartz addresses Airmen during an Airmen’s Call on Aug. 22 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. By Senior Airman Eydie Sakura: 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. — Keeping the Air Force’s promise to America, to the joint team and to airmen and their […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

Balance, contentment hard to find

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist When I started to write this column, I think I thought it needed to be excellent. But somewhere in the first three lines, I changed my mind. I’ve decided to opt for what might be technically described as something in the range of reasonably good, somewhat helpful or a […]

5/2 Business digest

Marriott Fairfield Inn to open this month The 69-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 4305 North Prince Street is scheduled to open this month, according to a news release from Marriott International. The hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise owned and managed by the Sunridge Hotel Group of Mesa, Ariz. The hotel […]

Measuring up Top base earns big bucks

Capt. André Kok The Air Force Installation Excellence Selection Board, led by Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson left with good impressions of Cannon at the end of their three-day visit here on Wednesday. “It’s obvious that Cannon and the surrounding communities are one team, dedicated to excellence and innovation and they push that toward the mission […]

3/1 Business Digest

Local construction firm recognized Local construction firm Nick Griego & Sons was recognized this year with an Air Combat Command Construction Excellence Award for work done at Cannon Air Force Base, according to documents from an awards ceremony Feb. 17 in Virginia. The ACC Design and Construction Awards were established to recognize contributions to improvements […]

Cannon wins installation excellence award

By David Irvin: CNJ staff reporter Cannon Air Force Base is this year’s recipient of the Commander-in-Chief’s 2005 Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to a Cannon press release. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most efficiently used their resources to support the mission, the release […]