Thunderbirds perform Super Bowl flyover

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail The U.S. Air Force Thunder-birds perform a flyover during the singing of the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Air Force News Service NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds thrilled more […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Las Vegas native living childhood dream as Thunderbirds pilot

1148618826-5-26-Thunderbirds2.jpg

Major Nicole Malachowski is the first female Thunderbird pilot. She along with the rest of the Thunderbirds will fly in Saturday’s airshow at Cannon Air Force base on Saturday. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Despite the sweat-inducing heat, Maj. Nicole Malachowski appeared calm, cool and collected as she stood on the flight line Thursday […]

Thunderbirds seeking new team members

Mach Meter staff report The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, scheduled to perform at Cannon Air Force Base May 27, is looking for professionals to join an elite team known for precision flying and community involvement. Volunteers are needed in eight career fields: avionics, crew chief, egress, fuels, electro/environmental, structures, public affairs, graphic […]

Cannon Airman chosen for Thunderbird maintenance team

The Thunderbirds fly above the crowds in this courtesy photo. A Cannon Airman has been chosen for the maintenance team. Melanie Salazar Senior Airman Chris Davidson, 524th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, may not be the most decorated Airman in the Air Force, but his hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I’m not one of those guys with […]

CHS’ Jackson signs with New Mexico JC

By Dave Wagner Perry Jackson liked the golf program at New Mexico Junior College. Just as important was the interest Thunderbirds coach James Black showed in him. The Clovis High senior recently signed a national letter of intent to play at Hobbs-based NMJC next year, and said it wasn’t a tough decision. “Coach Black was […]

Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]