Social promotion hinders learning

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Gov. Martinez’ initiative to end the automatic social promotion of children from the third grade to the fourth grade is a good one. Students should not be moved through school if they do not have the skills to do the work in the next grade. When this happens, they are more likely to cause classroom […]

Airmen receive STEP promotions

USAF: Senior Airman Jette Carr Staff Sgt. Justin Hunter, 3rd Special Operations Squadron standardization and evaluations, is promoted to tech. sgt. by Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, Dec. 22 at Cannon Air Force Base. By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presented two airmen […]

Guard chief’s promotion criticized

Congress is about to elevate the position of chief of the National Guard Bureau to full membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joining the JCS chairman, vice chairman and four service branch chiefs as top military advisers to the president and his national security team. It’s a controversial bump in power and prestige that […]

Cannon commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Col. Albert “Buck” Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., is among 40 colonels President Barack Obama has nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. “I am honored to be nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general,” […]

Cannon commander approved for promotion

Col. Albert Elton II is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours, Air Force officials have said. Cannon Connections Col. Albert Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, is among 39 colonels President Obama has approved […]

Cannon commander approved for promotion

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Col. Albert Elton II is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours, Air Force officials have said. Freedom New Mexico Col. Albert Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, is among 39 colonels President Obama has […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

Cannon base commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Col. Stephen Clark, commander of Cannon Air Force Base, has been nominated for his first star, which if approved would give him the rank of brigadier general. Sharna Johnson Col. Stephen Clark sees his nomination for his first star as an opportunity to apply his experience in an area that […]

Nov. 24 Honors

Airmen selected for promotion — Senior Master Sgt. Dalvorson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Sexton, 27 SOAMXS, have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant.

Honors

The following majors have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: • John Baquet — 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Scott Forn — 27th Special Operations Wing • Frederick Gearhart — 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Kipper Giles — 20th Special Operations Squadron • Keith Gurnick — 27th Special Operations Group […]

Staff sergeant promotion list to be released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected 13,518 of 28,510 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 47.41 percent. The average score for those selected was 282.88, with an average time in grade of 1.97 years and an average time in service […]

July 16 — Honors

USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Diamond Sharp award winners, second from left, Senior Airman Felipe Tiongson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Senior Airman Linette Nosim, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Airman Caitlin Riddle, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron, Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, fart […]

July 1 Honors

The following airmen have been selected for early promotion to senior airman:

Technical sergeant promotion list released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here June 10 selected 7,752 of 37,185 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 20.85 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list is available on the Air Force Personnel Center’s public website. Airmen also can access their […]

Promotion list released

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here May 20 selected 5,424 of 21,829 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant for a selection rate of 24.85 percent. The average score for those selected was 341.18, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.49 […]

Cannon senior selects announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief and Col. Stephen Clark, right, 27 SOW commander, flank Cannon Air Force Base senior master sergeant selects, second from left, Bobbi Jo Stumpf, Roddy Martin, Robert West, Charles Nimmo, Robert McDonald, Kelby Norton, William […]

Enlisted board, promotion schedules announced

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force officials here have released new enlisted promotion board and testing schedules. “The 2010 enlisted promotion rates look promising,” said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Long, the enlisted promotions, evaluations and physical fitness chief. “Nearly all 2009 rates slightly increased from 2008 and we anticipate this year’s rates to […]

Officials change promotion policy regarding senior NCO academy

American Forces Press Service Effective Jan. 1, Air Force officials here will implement policy aimed at improving the skill sets of Air Force senior noncommissioned officers and increasing the return on investment for the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The new policy will require the completion of resident SNCOA prior to promotion to senior […]

June 28 Honors

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

Traditional promotion still in use

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A barrel placed on the intersection of 1st Street and W Grand Avenue promotes a Shenandoah concert tonight at the Event Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to promoting an upcoming event, the advertising options are well-known: Newspapers, radio, television