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 […]

Skies to host Navy planes

By 1st Lt. Jennifer Geeslin: Mach Meter CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 275 Navy personnel, along with 10 F-18s and three E-2 radar planes will begin arriving at the 27th Fighter Wing on Saturday for a joint military exercise called Roving Sands. The exercise will run from March 21 to April 1. Cannon […]

Wide-open Web is double-edged sword

By Steve Chapman The Internet is an amazing creation, but not an entirely benign one. The upside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. The downside is that you can post and find material that is accessible to countless people around the world. That drawback […]

‘Docugate:’ CBS can’t stonewall this time

Mona Charen Though some have dubbed the Dan Rather docugate story a distraction from the real issues of campaign 2004, I would argue that, in some ways, the episode illuminates those issues. For more than 30 years, John Kerry has been vaulting back and forth over the Vietnam fence — believing the war was his […]

Military medical jobs to be civilianized

Tom Philpott Starting with the Navy next July, the services will begin a multi-year effort to replace thousands of uniformed medical personnel in base hospitals and clinics with federal civilian hires and, in some cases, private contractors. This is part of the Bush administration’s plan to “transform” the military, in this case by converting 10 […]

Dilbeck, David Oliver

David Oliver Dilbeck Mr. David Oliver Dilbeck, 78, of Clovis, retired from the Santa Fe Railroad, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Watumka, Okla., to James and Mary Dilbeck. He married Lena J. Taylor on Jan. 27, 1947, in Tucumcari. He served […]

Clovis grad draws guard duty for escorting of Reagan’s body.

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER A Clovis High School graduate and U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard member stood guard as former President Ronald Reagan’s flag-draped casket was escorted from California to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Brian Wanzor guarded the Boeing 747 used to transport Reagan’s body from Point Mugu, Calif., for national memorial services to […]

‘Agreement’ may pose threat to American lives

Freedom Newspapers Environmental groups are calling “groundbreaking” an agreement they’ve wrested from the Pentagon that will drastically limit the Navy’s ability to use a new, low frequency sonar system that animal advocates say poses a threat to whales and porpoises, but which the service says is essential to tracking the world’s increasingly stealthy submarines. It […]