Cannon airman experiences training flight firsthand

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal A pilot with the 522nd Special Operations Squadron flies an MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft, over the skies of New Mexico, Jan. 5. The 522nd SOS, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, flies the MC-130J which provides capabilities such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration and aerial delivery resupply of […]

Cannon commander shares experiences with students

Freedom New Mexico Lt. Col. Tom Palenske shared his rise from an at-risk youth to an Air Force commander Friday during Marshall Middle School’s Veterans Day program. Palenske, commander of the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, emphasized what the military did for him and how it helped him reach his position in the 20th […]

Her story: Women share cultural experiences

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Alisa Boswell Four women of very different backgrounds are offering their personal cultural experiences Wednesday as part of Eastern New Mexico University’s observation of Women’s History Month. It’s the fourth presentation thus far in a month dedicated to honoring women and their history. The event includes presentations by Danni Luo; Ms. Black ENMU LaQuethia Patterson; […]

Cowboy experiences full day’s work

“… and the old man gave his orders: Boys, go at them from the jump, no use to go for fancy riding now.” That great line from “The Man from Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson crossed my mind as I started into the thorny brush and wicked mesquite thicket on a steep slide of rocks […]

Daughter recalls father's experiences in World War II

Courtesy photo Bennie Hill, right, and an unknown soldier aboard the RMS Queen Mary on the way home after World War II. Hill was one of many soldiers trained during in the Louisiana Maneuvers, a series of war games to prepare the U.S. military for the eventuality of World War II. By Clarence Plank: Cannon […]

L.J. Jenkins experiences brief homecoming

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Monetarily speaking, L.J. Jenkins really didn’t need to participate at the Pioneer Days rodeo on Thursday night, even if bull riding is his chosen vocation. The Texico youngster, ranked fifth on the Professional Bull Riders circuit, celebrated one of his sporadic homecomings by competing at the opening night of the […]

City experiences another water main break

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PNT Staff Report

Success can be achieved in numerous ways

Commentary by Lt. Col. Beachel Curtis, 27th Fighter Wing director of plans and inspections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Success. Almost everyone desires it – particularly the “type A” personalities who gravitate toward military service. How do you achieve it? Can you guarantee it? Between basic human nature and today’s performance-oriented society, the achievement of […]

Local Briefs 9-18

Code talkers focus of presentation AARP Volunteer Warren Salomon will conduct a special presentation featuring the experiences of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to the Portales and Clovis AARP Chapters. The public is invited to attend. The presentations are scheduled for: Portales, Wednesday at Golden Acres on Ave. G, at 2 p.m.; and […]

Soldiers offered chance to tell story

By Mike Linn Countless stories of hometown war heroes have graced the pages of newspapers across the country. News stations broadcast the coming and going of troops, their funerals and their family’s joys and sorrows. But no news service can get completely in the minds of soldiers, to tell the most intimate stories of their […]

Sept. 26 Elida School News

Students from Eastern New Mexico University are obtaining teacher field experience by observing classes at both the elementary and secondary levels. The students rotate through experiences. It is usually the students’ first experiences in a school setting. The classroom serves as an introduction to the study and practices of teaching.   Funding available Elida Elementary […]