Cannon fighters taking part in joint exercise near El Paso

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A Navy E-2C “Hawkeye” gets clearance to taxi Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. The plane serves as an airborne radar unit for jet fighters. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The skies over eastern New Mexico are carrying more than the rumbling F-16s this month. Through a joint exercise […]

CAFB fighter jets set for deployment

CNJ Staff Cannon Air Force Base has released additional information about the upcoming deployment of the 522nd Fighter Squadron to the Arabian Gulf. Base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, who heads up the 27th Fighter Wing, will lead the deployment of six F-16 fighters and more than 155 support personnel to a four-week joint allied […]

Area veterans meet need for new memorial

Freedom Newspapers T he Clovis Joint Veterans Council announced last week it plans to build a monument to Curry County veterans who have been killed in war. This is great news. Curry County has a prominent war memorial: six stone tablets outside Clovis/Carver Public Library “Dedicated to Curry County veterans who served their country.” But […]

Clovis CC, ENMU announce joint admission plans

Gary Mitchell A five-year, $2.6 million grant will establish a new era of cooperation between Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, officials said Wednesday. Dr. Steven Gamble and Dr. Beverlee McClure, the presidents of Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College, respectively, conducted a joint press conference at Clovis Community College to […]