Staff Sergeant raps up music career

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Aron Lee, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, listens to a beat on a computer trying to perfect every last sound. Lee, whose stagename is “Face,” raps in his off-duty time and has performed in North Carolina, Japan and Texas. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public […]

Eli takes center stage

By Eddie Pells, The Associated Press PHOENIX — Baby brothers across America know hardship. They grow up playing “permanent center” while the bigger kids get to be quarterbacks and wide receivers. They lose every game of Monopoly and Risk, every wrestling match and household power struggle until their 15th birthday — if they’re lucky. And […]

Vargas leads seven Hounds on All-SSC squad

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas headlined seven Eastern New Mexico University soccer players chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer squad, announced this week by the conference office. Vargas, a four-year player from Rio Rancho, became the second All-SSC first-team choice for the Greyhounds after goalkeeper Leif Craddock made it last season. […]

Singing legend Hank Williams remembered on stage

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Kenny Maines said in researching and preparing for his role as country music legend Hank Williams he learned a great deal about Williams’ impact on country music. Maines is star of a two-hour musical filled with humor and darkness that portrays Williams through his rise from his early days to […]

Five presidents later, chief calls it a career

Airman Elliott Sprehe Education most important benefit of career Thirty years ago Jimmy Carter sat in the White House, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series and Chief Master Sgt. John Woods, 27th Maintenance Group, became an Airman in the United States Air Force. On May 11 Chief Woods will finish his career […]

Job seekers, employers make connections at Career Expo

By Jean Verlich: Freedon Newspapers Despite a lower than expected turnout, employers, job seekers and organizers called this weekend’s Career Expo at the Clovis Civic Center a success. Lowe’s Home Improvement was one of more than 60 employers that participated in the two-day event, organized by the New Mexico Department of Labor. “The turnout’s been […]

Joe Brumfield discusses career as Christian family counselor

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Portales native Joe Brumfield was raised on a farm and says he learned the value of hard work and family through his experiences growing up in the community. Today, Brumfield passes that knowledge on to others, as a Christian family/marriage counselor, at Harding University, in Searcy, Ark. Brumfield has […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was seriously wrong, say those who knew him. Friends, family and fellow service members at Cannon Air Force Base recalled that smile Friday at a memorial service for the 31-year-old flight commander of a bomb disposal unit stationed […]

Enlisted promotion pace levels out

By Tom Philpott : Military Update Career enlisted members in the Air Force and Navy have drawn surprisingly near to their Army and Marine Corps peers in speed of advancement to higher grades and higher pay. Enlisted promotion data gathered from the four services under the Defense Department show some remarkable changes from fiscal 2000 […]

Marketing yourself for a second career

Janet Taylor-Birkey Retirement, separation a starting gate, not finishing line “You are not just changing jobs, you are changing cultures.” This was the message approximately 100 separating Airmen heard at the Marketing Yourself for a Second Career seminar at The Landing Sept. 27. While sprinkled with humor, the message was focused. Dan Koslov knows what […]

Deactivation of 27th Wing tough pill for some

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The sleeves of his stiffly starched camouflage uniform are adorned with two stripes. The navy blue double lines identify Coty Miller as an Airman first class in the U.S. Air Force. Miller, 20, who enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating from high school in Florida two years ago, […]

Retiring Vice Wing commander reflects on past, looks to the future

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower After being affiliated with the Air Force for more than 29 years, Col. Jeffrey P. Harrell, former 27th Fighter Wing vice commander, bid farewell to his final assignment at Cannon. Colonel Harrell’s official retirement ceremony was held at 1 p.m. June 30 at The Landing. Colonel Harrell received his Bachelor […]

Career reservation program aligns Air Force, Airmen needs

Master Sgt. Gary Thurman The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain Force Shaping and to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. The program is managed by Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center to control first-term reenlistments according to the requirements for […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]

Zias add five to soccer roster

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle announced the signing of five incoming freshmen to national letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. They include Ashley Arguello, a 5-foot-6 forward from Castle Rock, Colo. (Ponderosa H.S.); Alexandra Atherton, a 5-6 defender from Odessa, Texas (Permian H.S.); Alexandra Barilla, a 5-8 […]

Calling it a career

Amn. Thomas Trower More than 28 years ago, an Airman came home on leave to visit his home in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. Little did he know that his influence would help his friend enter the military and begin a career that would end at the top of the 27th Fighter […]

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 […]

Former ENMU standout Howard signs with AF2 Dusters

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. While Howard works toward his degree from ENMU, he’ll be continuing a football career in arenafootball2 with the […]

Ward working hard toward career and family

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “It’s quiet and slow paced. Very dry and flat. Different from Oregon.” Q. Tell us about your parents: A. Father is deceased and Mother lives in Oregon Q. How have your children influenced your life? A. “They make me want to […]

Mentoring process essential to future, legacy of Air Force

Col. Robert West The true legacy of a leader is not a recollection of their accomplishments, but the performance of their people after they are gone. Have you ever wondered how your role model got to be where they are? Have you considered how you can help your subordinates or other young and talented individuals […]