Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing

CMI staff A 31-year-old lieutenant has been missing from Cannon Air Force Base for one week, according to base officials. Lt. Scott W. Lee was last seen at 11 a.m. March 12 at his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report for duty at Cannon on March 13 but never reported. A Cannon press […]

Air Force drug testing expanded

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force announced that they, along with the other military branches, will expand drug testing to include screening for commonly-abused prescription medications. Testing will begin in May at Cannon Air Force Base. The Secretary of Defense gave 90 days advance notice of the […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Your duty station is what you make of it

I grew up in what was once a small town just outside of Montgomery, Ala. It has grown through the years, but was once a town about the size of Clovis. Montgomery is home to Maxwell Air Force Base, so growing up I crossed paths with several Air Force families coming through Maxwell for schooling […]

Keeping fees means cutting force

Tom Philpott

If Congress blocks Defense Department plans to raise TRICARE fees for military retirees and beneficiary co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base, the services will have to make even deeper cuts in force strength than now planned, the military’s top health official told lawmakers last week. “Given the constraints of the Budget Control Act, if […]

Center aims to promote healthy lifestyle

Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections The staff at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is encouraging the Cannon community to participate in the classes they offer for weight management and a healthy lifestyle. HAWC health promotion manager and flight commander Joseph Althoff is organizing the Fit to Fight Weight Management class on Tuesday, […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Hero’s tale inspiring

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Johnnie O. Yellock In July 2011, five days after being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, and 10 days into his second combat deployment, Air Force Combat Controller Johnnie O. Yellock II’s vehicle rolled over an IED in the Paktika province in Afghanistan. Yellock was standing in the vehicle at […]

Thrift shop open for business

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Lear, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, checks out the children’s book selection Feb. 13 at the Thrift Shop at Cannon Air Force Base. The shop carries a wide selection of gently-used merchandise at competitive prices to meet the needs of everyone […]

Air Commandos respond to exercise

USAF: Maj. Mike Janssen U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Lorilee Draper, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, evaluates emergency medical technicians responding to a simulated injury during a 27th SOW exercise at Melrose Air Force Range. Base personnel were evaluated on actions taken in response to two separate incidents and performed well according […]

Three arrested in drug bust

CMI Staff A Clovis man and two Arizona residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon after police discovered 11 ounces of cocaine during a raid of a residence in the Wheatridge Estates in southwest Clovis, according to a Region V Drug Force spokesman. Joel Jimenez, 37, of Clovis, Luis Fierro Sr., 40, and Luis Fierro Jr., 20, […]

Base Exchange focuses on loss prevention

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal Cynthia Diverty, loss prevention manager, monitors the store’s surveillance system Feb. 10 at The Exchange at Cannon Air Force Base. The Exchange currently has 48 cameras installed and is awaiting 16 more by mid-March. By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Base Exchange […]

Airman tapped for Tops in Blue

USAF: Maj. Chris Burch U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Hardeman, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems specialist, shows off his vocal abilities at a competition held Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Hardeman, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, placed first in the men’s vocal division after […]

Obama’s use of force takes away freedom

Freedom New Mexico Don’t be gay. Accept and pay for abortion. Do it my way, or suffer consequences. This isn’t a debate, it’s a demand for action. Our country was founded to carve out freedom, expand it within American borders and defend it to the death. We ended slavery, prohibition and gave women the right […]

Official: Base should do well despite cuts

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Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base should survive military budget cuts in better shape than many other bases across the country, says Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler, fresh from a three-day conference with Air Force top brass. Chandler said Friday that he sees continued growth for Cannon because its […]

Four arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Four Clovis females are being charged with drug crimes after the Region 5 Drug Task Force served a search warrant Friday at a residence on the 400 block of Dawn Loop, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller and staff at the Curry County Adult Detention Center: • Charlotte Pace, […]

Official: Base should do well despite cuts

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base should survive military budget cuts in better shape than many other bases across the country, says Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler, fresh from a three-day conference with Air Force top brass. Chandler said Friday that he sees continued growth for Cannon because its mission fits in with the new […]

DoD awards Cannon contract

Cannon Connections staff A leading engineering and technical services company has received a $75 million contract to support intelligence at Cannon Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a Monday news release from GlobeNewswire. According to the news release, the United States Air Force Special Operations Command has awarded the three-year contract to […]

Cannon construction

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Pergola at the Drop Zone By 27th SOW Public Affairs As Cannon Air Force Base, continues to grow, various construction projects have been implemented to accommodate the base’s rapidly growing demands. The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided the information and […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Remembering fallen hero

Courtesy photo Senior Airman Mark Forester A few columns back, I mentioned a family friend of ours that was an Air Force combat controller who was killed in Afghanistan while conducting combat operations in September 2010. The country needs to know of its many fallen heroes. Today, you will learn about one. Senior Airman Mark […]

Range expansion signing ceremony is Wednesday

Cannon Connections A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern Roosevelt […]

Bombing range lease signing ceremony Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern […]