Diamond notes: Go beyond minimum expectations

By Master Sgt. Brian M. Rollefson: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Editor’s note: Diamond Notes is a monthly column from the 27th Special Operations Wing’s first sergeants. The first sergeant is the senior enlisted member of a unit and reports directly to the commander as the chief adviser concerning the enlisted force. He or […]

Building resilience in children: Set reasonable expectations

Kenneth R. Ginsburg Now more than ever, it’s critical that families, schools and communities understand how to raise children and teens to be emotionally and socially intelligent so they will thrive in both good and challenging times. The following excerpt is taken from “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings,” (American […]

ENMU holds commencement ceremony

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Clarence Plank Assistant Professor of Biology Kenwyn Cradock told Eastern New Mexico University graduates to embrace challenge and exceed their own expectations. Cradock’s message was part of commencement ceremonies Saturday that included granting degrees to 297 graduates. “One cannot be the light that is truly excellent without one belonging to something greater to have hope […]

Air Commandos seek ‘outstanding’ ORI results

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Commandos of the 27th Special Operations Wing have high expectations for the November Operational Readiness Inspection — they’re hoping for an “outstanding” rating, the best possible result. The wing conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise at Cannon Air Force Base beginning August 2. This exercise […]

Rams sudden success surprising

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer After a 2-9 season a year ago, not many could have imagined a state-championship appearance by the Portales Rams under first-year coach Andy Correll. But that’s what happened. Correll knows the sudden success will raise expectations for next season, and that’s a good thing, he said. “The expectations cannot […]

Commitment must be all the way

Master Sgt. Victoria Petit 27TH COMPTROLLER SQUADRON FIRST SERGEANT Early in my career, I had a chief master sergeant tell me the following, “be all that you can be.” Does that sound familiar? We are all well aware that each service prides itself on their “catchy” slogans. Although partial to the Air Force’s earlier slogan […]

Don’t let change dampen your holidays

By Helena Rodriguez When you come from a family as huge as mine, you start to feel lonely as fewer and fewer people come home for Christmas each year. And when you start to compare the stress-filled holidays of your adulthood to the carefree ones of your childhood, Christmas can lose that “magical touch.” As […]

ENMU part of “Greater Expectations” program

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University is trying to prove it has greater expectations. School officials want to achieve every aspect of greater expectations and update and upgrade departments dealing with ENMU students’ way of life through “Greater Expectations Consortium on Quality Education.” Eastern is one of the 22 universities selected to participate in […]