New star shines in command at Cannon

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27th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark stands next to his wife Victoria as he is sworn into office by Col. Jeff Harrell, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals There is a new star on Cannon Air Force Base and Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark received that star when he […]

‘Doing great’

1st Lt. James Nichols 12th AF commander addresses 27th FW status, BRAC concerns “The 27th Fighter Wing is doing great and they’re not finished. I want to make sure that I reassure everyone that until it’s over, it’s not over,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Schmidt, 12th Air Force commander during his visit Wednesday. Gen. Schmidt […]

Award going to deserving Clovis citizen

By Tom Udall: Guest Columnist Monday at the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force will honor Clovis’ Ernest “Doc” Stewart with the 2005 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitar-ian Award. This is a truly fitting tribute for the civic leader and businessman who has been a staple and champion of the Clovis community since the […]

11/5 Local roundup

Base commander nominated for promotion Col. John D. Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon Air Force Base, has been nominated by President Bush to the Senate for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. The promotion is subject to Senate approval. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Posner is deserving of the promotion. “I wish […]

Installation Excellence evaluation team visits Cannon

Headquarters Air Combat Command’s Installation Excellence Evaluation Team visited Cannon Oct. 11 through 13. Cannon is one of only two bases nominated for the ACC level award. Airman Thomas Trower Cannon has been named as a finalist for the Air Combat Command Installation Excellence Award (IEA) for 2006. The 27th Fighter Wing hosted the 2005 […]

Commander's Corner

Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing Commander The professionalism, hard work and dedication displayed by the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing is something I am privileged to see every day. It is clear to me that everyone at Cannon, not only understands the meaning of ‘Service Before Self’ and ‘Excellence In All […]

Bataan Death March survivors break ground for memorial

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Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales, left, was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years after being captured. Bataan Death March survivor Louis “Kildee” Herring is at right. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the […]

Silver City needs to give voice to all

By Ned Cantwell Silver City is proud of herself. The town in southwestern New Mexico likes to say, “You owe yourself a visit.” She likes to say Silver City is the “bes- kept secret of the Southwest.” Here are some other slogans that might apply. “Silver City — Shame on you!” Or, “Silver City, where […]

Cannon maintainers win top Air Force award

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Air Force Headquarters announced Thursday afternoon that the maintenance group at Cannon Air Force Base has been named the best in the Air Force for the year 2003. The 27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group includes a number of different units responsible for repairing airplanes and keeping them ready to fly. “I am […]

Yates turns over command to Posner

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Lt. Gen. Randall M. “Mark” Schmidt, left, commander of the 12th Air Force, gives command of the 27th Fighter Wing to Col. John D. Posner, center, during Friday’s change of command ceremony. Col. Robert Yates is at right. By Darrell Todd Maurina Leaving offers bittersweet moment for the man in charge. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE […]

Q&A 4/4 – Col. John D. Posner

By Darrell Todd Maurina Col. John D. Posner took over as commander at Cannon Air Force Base on Friday, and hopes to maintain the success outgoing base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates helped establish. Last week CNJ Staff Writer Darrell Todd Maurina spoke with Posner for about 20 minutes on his future goals for Cannon […]

Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon Air Force Base but also used for orientation flights. The most recent mayor to receive an orientation flight […]

Lethal fighting team boasts safety

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Lt. Col. Dave Kossler, commander of the 27th Fighter Wing Safety Office, talks about winning the Colombian Award, given to the office with the best flying safety program in the United States Air Force. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon’s 27th Fighter Wing added another award […]

2003 a year of shock and awe for Cannon

Staff Sgt. Mike Amado and Airman 1st Class Stacy Brenenstall (front), 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, secure a Joint Direct Attack munition onto an F-16 prior to an Operation Iraqi Freedom mission. COURTESY PHOTO: CANNON AIR FORCE BASE By Darrell Todd Maurina For those serving in the military, 2003 will go down as the year America […]

Justice has scared leftists into agression

Thomas Sowell The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of […]

CAFB commander grateful for support

By Robert “Rowdy” Yates On behalf of nearly 7,000 Cannon Air Force Base residents, I wanted to thank our local communities for their gracious treatment of your Lethal Warfighters. Specifically, I want to say thank-you to Clovis, Portales, Farwell, and Muleshoe for taking the time, bearing the expense, and for holding your loyal Air Force […]