Metal businesses joining forces

CNJ staff A pair of longtime metal businesses are combining forces. Clovis Metal Buildings and Wilhite Construction are combining to form Consolidated Metal Builders. The business will work with clients to offer design assistance, engineering and consulting services through the execution of construction projects, according to press release. Jarod Wilhite, chief operating officer of CMB, […]

New special operator course broadens horizons

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, one of the first JSOFSEA classes in Tampa Bay, Fla., is so new, it has yet to find a place to call home. A Cannon Air Commando who recently graduated said the academy provided an insight to a larger strategic […]

Airmen connect with students

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Christopher Sandefur helps demonstrate the capabilities of Suk, a military working dog. Suk was told to attack Sandefur for a demonstration held Tuesday at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The Clovis High School Freshman Academy campus went to the dogs Tuesday as […]

Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

By Troy Garnhart: U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force officials here accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas. The U.S. Air Force Academy […]

Stress taking toll on U.S. military forces

Freedom New Mexico Thursday’s shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, shocked many people who might not have previously thought about just what the ongoing war is doing to the young men and women we keep sending into battle. Nearly 4,400 of them have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands more have been injured in this […]

Surgery center, PRMC joining forces

CNJ staff The Surgery Center of New Mexico adjacent to Plains Regional Medical Center will soon operate under PRMC’s umbrella. A joint agreement to establish Plains Regional OutPatient Surgery, effective Sept. 17, was announced Tuesday in a release from the hospital. By joining forces, the surgery center — opened in 2006 — will house more […]

Airmen train with F.O.R.C.E.

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron board a plane before “deploying” to a hostile “village.” The exercise in Roswell was the culmination of week-long training that 13 Cannon airmen participated in. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The two security forces […]

Public Education Department joins forces with Oracle Academy to prepare rural students for 21st century careers

Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has joined forces with the Oracle Academy, Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, and General Communication, Inc. (GCI) to launch an innovative distance learning program that will help rural New Mexico students develop the technology and business skills needed for 21st century careers. “This […]

Truck crash forces cattle roundup

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo helps unload cattle from his overturned rig at 7th and Grand Friday morning. Freedom New Mexico

Security forces airman awarded at Air Force level

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U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Brett Pragle, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the Air Force’s 2008 Outstanding Security Forces Support Staff Airman of the Year. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A security forces airman was recently recognized at the Air Force level with the Outstanding Security […]

Airmen, police team up for annual Shop with a Cop

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez 27th Special Operations Security Forces airmen joined with Clovis police officers during the Shop with a Cop program on Dec. 22. The annual program teams local police and Cannon security forces airmen to help children spend a donated $100 gift card.

Ike forces ENMU football time change

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma isn’t taking any chances. The school decided Friday to move its start time for today’s Lone Star Conference crossover football game against Eastern New Mexico University ahead four hours, to 1 p.m. (MDT), because of the potential for bad weather caused by Hurricane Ike. “We feel like […]

Reaper drops bomb on anti-Iraqi forces

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USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft prepares to taxi out of a hangar on Aug. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Joint Base Balad, Iraq — An MQ-9 Reaper dropped a 500-pound bomb against an anti-Iraqi target on […]

Aug. 29, 2008 Cannon Community

Armed Forces Voters week — Sunday through Sept. 7. There will be several registration drive areas throughout the base such as the commissary, BX and gym where airmen can pick-up registration cards and receive help completing them during duty hours. Also, there will be several information centers such as the library and post office where […]

Sports Briefs May 16

Saturday Armed Forces Day Special — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the price of one, with an active duty or retiree military ID card. Armed Forces Day Spin-A-Thon — 9:30 a.m. Fitness Center. Monday Soccer Kick Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree […]

Security forces airman also musician

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By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Range, dexterity, and patience are traits that make for a well-trained security forces airman. For one such airman here, musical abilities should be added to that list. Senior Airman Mark Maddon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses all those traits to enhance his life […]

Historically, Afghanistan stability elusive

By Freedom New Mexico The U.S. plan to send an additional 3,200 Marines into southern Afghanistan at least reflects a dawning understanding that the struggle to neutralize jihadism and jihadists may be going on more directly in Afghanistan and Pakistan than in Iraq — and the struggle is not going especially well. Just in the […]

Security Forces train with Clovis police

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron conducted breach-entry training with Clovis’ Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team in base housing Dec. 12 to build rapport and share training tips with each other.  Four 27 SOSFS airmen participated in the training […]

Timing of Iraq pullout won’t lessen turmoil

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Anbar province in Iraq, leading him to suggest the possibility that further successes in the security situation could lead to an unspecified reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, was a qualified political success. With an eight-hour visit to a military base and meetings not […]

Base namesake a leader in developing America’s airpower

Gen. John K. Cannon was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Force is named. 27th Fighter Wing Historical Office When Headquarters USAF announced that Clovis Air Force Base, N.M., would become a permanent facility effective June 1, 1957, it approved redesignation of […]