Cannon airman aiding humanitarian mission

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DoD photo: Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia Senior Airman Brett Manz, a dental technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aero Medicine Squadron applies fluoride varnish to a student’s teeth to make them stronger. By Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia: USNS Comfort Public Affairs TUMACO, Colombia — Members from the dental team assigned to Military […]

Cannon reservist aiding humanitarian mission

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DoD photo: Benjamin Faske Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffiny L. Cicero is taking part in “Continuing Promise 2009″, aboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). By Dona Fair: Joint Hometown News Service USNS COMFORT, Colon, Panama — When most people leave their ship at this port city on the tiny ismuth that separates the […]

Small fire at Lighthouse Mission contained

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a call at the Lighthouse Mission a little after 3 p.m. Tuesday at 407 Las Casillas Boulevard. Chief Ray Westerman said the blaze involved the backyard and back fence and was contained in a matter of minutes. He said the fire did not enter the interior of […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Courtesy photo The Lighthouse Mission’s Fun in the Park event Saturday will include games, food, live music and prizes, including bikes for a few children. CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 […]

27th Medical Group hosting open house

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will host its provider open house at the base clinic today from 5-7 p.m. Those attending the event will include senior medical administrators from Plains Regional Hospital in Clovis and Roosevelt Hospital in Portales, as well as network providers, dentists and public health professionals from […]

Cannon to receive stimulus money

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Two-year-olds at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center, from left, Jacob Clines, Natasha Cotton and Kaira Morgan, play under the care of program technician Norma Alonso. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections $26.4 million in federal stimulus money is going into improving the quality of life and utilities at […]

SERE training plays key role in aircrew mission

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Tech. Sgt. Anthony Proctor demonstrates the first three of five phases of evasion during Code of Conduct Continuation Training. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs It is a pilot and crewmember’s worst nightmare: their aircraft goes down in unfriendly or unfamiliar territory. Threats could include […]

Iraq veteran finds coming home tougher than expected

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Courtesy photo Trevor Lyons, 22, was surprised when he was told he had left over psychological issues from serving with the Marine Corps in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He thought his reaction to the things he experienced in war was normal and felt like he was pretty well adjusted with […]

New study will focus on Cannon’s growth

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the lead in a Joint Land Use Study into expansion and a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base. As community sponsors, the county will act as the lead, local agency and partner with the Office of Economic Adjustment in obtaining grant […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

AFREP sustains mission, saves money

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Michael Harris, 27th SOMG, inspects a circuit card for an LCD monitor. Through the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, airmen work with advanced machinery to detect and repair malfunctioning circuits in equipment. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most of us do not look forward […]

Nov. 7 Cannon Community

Mission auditions — Tops in Blue auditions deadline is Dec 2. If you sing, play an instrument, have lighting and sound engineering experience, dance, are a comedian, or can drive a large vehicle, Tops in Blue needs you. Visit:

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

Inprocessing program undergoes revamp

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs What once took three weeks now takes four hours after the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently revamped its inprocessing program. A review of the existing inprocessing program was conducted in July at the request of Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations […]

Reaper flies first Iraq mission

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Courtesy photo: USAF A maintenance airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan Oct. 1. Capable of striking enemy targets with on-board weapons, the Reaper has conducted close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Staff and Air Force News Joint Base Balad, Iraq — The Air Force flew its first operational MQ-9 Reaper mission […]

First Person: Mind on her Mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lucinda Fritz of Clovis is headed to Chile starting next week for a mission trip to a medical site. Lucinda Fritz, 16, heads out to Chile early next week for a mission trip. Even with all the shopping and vaccinations Fritz has had to endure to prepare, what she’s worried […]

Lighthouse Mission needs summer kids’ meal volunteers

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez is looking for volunteers to help provide a summer breakfast program for about 50 area children on Saturday mornings. Gomez hopes to offer children food, as well as a time of Bible-based lessons and activities. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Lighthouse Mission director Richard […]

Group plans mission trip to Asia

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change me […]

Last Son Tay mission helicopter retires after 38 years of service

By Tech. Sgt. Kristina Newton, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — A mission to rescue approximately 50 American prisoners of war from the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam in 1970 became a watershed event for Air Force special operations.

April 11, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosts free health screenings, clothes giveaway The Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway on Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney. Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels […]