Measure could cost commissaries

Jerry Ensminger, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who has fought for years to win government-funded health care for families exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, doesn’t want the measure passed if, to pay for it, Congress would gut the military’s prized commissary benefit. Critics contend that’s what the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Hounds put end to slide

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Give Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team credit for being able to avoid the “here we go again” mentality in Sunday’s second game against Central Oklahoma. After getting waxed 20-8 in the opener for their third loss of the Lone Star Conference crossover series and 12th consecutive […]

Dassero, Richard D.

Richard D. Dassero, 55, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, June 19, 2006. He was born April 14, 1951, in Norfolk, Neb., and grew up in Colorado Springs. He attended Palmer High School and graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor’s degree. A 20-year veteran of the Air Force, he retired to Colorado Springs […]

Birch, Castleberry Veteran Profiles (Nov. 19)

C.K. Castleberry Date of birth: Sept. 6, 1924 Dates of service: 1941 to 1961 Hometown: Nome, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific, New Guinea, Philippines Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: 1st Sergeant Unit and Specialty: 10th Service Squadron; mess sergeant In his words: Serving as a mess sergeant in the South […]

James “Bud” Shipley, Eugene “Tooter” Fish

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James “Bud” Shipley Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Lynn Martin, James Wells

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lynn Martin Date of birth: May 1, 1924 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Golthwaite, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Joe Burford

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Joe Burford Date of birth: Feb. 8, 1920 Dates of service: May 1942 to Dec. 1945 Hometown: Friona Theater and location of […]

CAFB sergeant in stable condition after accident

FREEDOM NEWS SERVICE Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Stewart W. Hughes of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was listed in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital on Thursday following a traffic accident in Clovis on Wednesday. Hughes was flown to Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center after his 2001 Honda Civic collided with a tractor-trailer rig […]