Commander: Lack of housing could affect future missions

Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabe Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may figure […]

Commander: Housing issue may affect future mission decisions

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabriel Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may […]

73 SOS airmen return home

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Airmen from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron and 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group return from their deployment on a C-17 on Oct. 6. Three 73 SOS, 14 27 SOMXG and 10 16 SOS Airmen returned following the C-130W. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A […]

Cannon wife motivated to aid wounded troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Leslie Scott organized the same supply drive when she was stationed in England. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Suffering an injury while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, a soldier can be happy knowing that medical personnel will rush the injured far out of harm’s way in order to quickly treat […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told members of the Military Base Planning […]

Community celebrates Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Justin Turner with the Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron chats up servers at Friday’s Cannon Appreciation Day held at Unity Park. Event organizers said 4,000 burgers and 4,000 hot dogs were on hand for the event. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico After two decades of cook-outs […]

Letter to the editor: Lack of pool facilities problem

In his Sunday column, Clyde Davis pointed out that Clovis could use more public pools. The lack of swimming facilities was one of the issues raised in a study related to United States Air Force personnel moving to Cannon AFB. This is definitely a problem in Clovis. Potter Pool, like any outdoor pool, is closed […]

Limited rental options lead military personnel to buy homes

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Tammy Goodman of Remax First Place Realtors unlocks the door Friday to a home for Michael Mitchell of Cannon Air Force Base to inspect on Sasser Drive. Mitchell just arrived at Cannon from Dyess Air Force Base near Abilene, Texas and has been searching f By Eric Butler: Freedom New […]

Cannon growth plan outlined

Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Growth plan highlights housing, mental health challenges

Freedom New Mexico Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon […]

Obama strategy for Afghanistan poorly planned

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration has announced it may have to turn to military personnel, mainly reservists with relevant civilian skills, to fill hundreds of posts that had been intended for civilian experts. The Obama strategy for Afghanistan announced last month included a dramatic increase in “nation-building” efforts that would include, as President Obama […]

Spread-the-Word Tour coming to Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The Air Force Personnel Center is coming to Cannon on April 23 for a Spread-the-Word Tour. A team of four people will be available to answer questions on personnel service delivery as well as listen to feedback about civilian and military personnel systems and deployment processes. Two briefings with question-answer-sessions […]

Public hearing scheduled for proposed school personnel and licensure rules

The New Mexico Public Education Department gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing from 10:00 a.m. to noon on April 29, 2009 in the Jerry Apodaca Building, Mabry Hall, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input on School Personnel and […]

Stimulus includes help for homeowners

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Community Readiness Consultant Linda Sapp has recommendations for military personnel trying to protect their finances in the midst of the country’s economic troubles. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Military personnel aren’t immune from the country’s economic troubles, especially when it comes to selling houses, but they […]

Good Conduct Medal reinstated by Air Force

By Maj. Paul Villagran: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force officials announced Feb. 11 the reinstatement of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal for enlisted members, effective immediately and retroactive to Feb. 6, 2006, when the medal was discontinued. Airmen who are eligible should see an update automatically in their records on […]

Business feature: City construction up 6 percent

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CNJ staff photo The city issued 154 building permits for new residential and commercial properties in 2008 compared to 145 in 2007, according to city reports. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction of new properties in Clovis rose about 6 percent in 2008 from the year before and city officials believe the number will […]

Year in review: Cannon begins to see growth

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 27th Special Operations Wing made steady progress in 2008 of preparing Cannon Air Force Base for more personnel as well as adapting to new methods of warfare. Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Mae-Li Allison said the base has 2,100 military personnel and 560 civilian employees. She said there […]

Students collect phone cards

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and […]

CFC update

Cannon’s 2008 Combined Federal Campaign has now reached 133.3 percent or $66,625 of its goal of $50,000 and 90.4 percent of base personnel have been contacted through Nov. 16. The campaign ends on Wednesday. The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful workplace campaign. One of Cannon’s goals is to have 100 percent contact […]