Locals received pilot training close to home

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico In the late 1930s and early 1940s area residents participated in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in Roosevelt County. Initiated in 1939, the CPTP had a goal to train 20,000 civilian pilots a year, creating a pool of potential military pilots, according to the Nation Museum of the United […]

Official: AC-130 faces adjustments at Cannon

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The operations officer for an AC-130 gunship squadron said last week the unit will have to adjust its training profile to operate at Cannon Air Force Base due to the base’s elevation, temperature and air density. The 16th Special Operations Squadron and its fleet of AC-130 Spectre gunships are […]

Curry County Commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Commissioner District 2 Democrat Charles Benny Adams Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip […]

Portales Municipal Court temporarily closed

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should check […]

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Boeing ends contract with CCC citing low participation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A major aircraft manufacturer ended a contract this week with Clovis Community College to conduct 10-week unmanned aerial vehicle training programs on campus. According to CCC officials, the college received about $130,000 during the two years of the contract. Boeing officials said the number of students entering the program […]

June 11, 2008 Military Digest

Woodard Michael S. Woodard has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year. Woodard, a 2008 graduate of Cherokee High School, Okla., has reported to Lackland Air Force Base in […]

AFSOC training unit at Cannon

Course gives detention officers training

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Detention officer Lt. Curtis Cherry, left, shows students Jessica Simental and Ari Davinci, the proper way to bring down and maintain control of an inmate. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lt. Curtis Cherry stood by chanting “Press, press, press,” as a fellow detention officer pushed his finger into the […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

ENMR Plateau announces rural safety grants

Clovis – Rural Public Safety agencies are often at a disadvantage in expanding their knowledge and meeting mandated training requirements due to a lack of funds available from the municipalities, towns, villages or counties in which they serve. Most rural communities have volunteers who assist in both fire-fighting and emergency medical response. Rural police agencies […]

CCC approves bid for medical training facility

By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved Wednesday a bid to construct a medical training facility on campus. The construction for the first phase of the Allied Health center was awarded to Wilson and Wilson, which bid $3.33 million. The first phase includes a lecture hall, three classrooms, a […]

3-4-08 Business digest

Diversified crops subject of Ag program Grain sorghum and diversified crops are the subject of a Texas AgriLife Extension Service program Friday in Muleshoe. The program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon (CST) at the Bailey County Coliseum, 118 West Ave. C in Muleshoe Grain sorghum, sunflower and other crops will be discussed. The program […]

Pilot dies as jets collide

The Associated Press EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — An Air Force fighter pilot died Wednesday after his jet and another likely collided during a training exercise and crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The other pilot was rescued and is expected to survive. The single-seat F-15C Eagles crashed Wednesday off the Florida Panhandle, said […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Military Update

Martinez Army National Guard Pfc. Andrea L. Martinez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Ramona Martinez of Clovis. Martinez is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School.

Teaching safety with fire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Melrose elementary students stood about 100 yards from a burning house Thursday, part of a fire safety demonstration. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Popping and crackling sounds filled the crisp morning air as flames jetted through collapsing windows and dark smoke colored the sky. Firefighters moved to and fro, […]

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

Terrorists gain combat training through Iraq war

By Freedom New Mexico The bombings last week in Algiers, at a United Nations compound and the Algerian Supreme Court, have prompted news reports suggesting the group that claimed responsibility, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), has “matured in its ability to conduct terror attacks that could destabilize the Algerian government.” The bombings killed at […]

Dec. 12, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Gomez Army Pvt. Gonzalo Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Gomez is the son of Maria Gomez of Clovis. Hyre Navy seaman recruit Jeffrey W. Hyre, son of Patrice and Steven Hyre of Clovis, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training […]

Dec. 5, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Mann Air Force Airman Christopher D. Mann has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Rosi Mann of Clovis. Mann is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School. Bayless Army National Guard Pfc. Jacklyn J. Bayless has graduated […]