New special operator course broadens horizons

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, one of the first JSOFSEA classes in Tampa Bay, Fla., is so new, it has yet to find a place to call home. A Cannon Air Commando who recently graduated said the academy provided an insight to a larger strategic […]

Airmen connect with students

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Christopher Sandefur helps demonstrate the capabilities of Suk, a military working dog. Suk was told to attack Sandefur for a demonstration held Tuesday at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The Clovis High School Freshman Academy campus went to the dogs Tuesday as […]

Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

By Troy Garnhart: U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force officials here accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas. The U.S. Air Force Academy […]

Simulation prepared troops for WWII

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Germany invaded Poland in 1939 setting off the possibility of American forces being involved in the war. Before World War II and Pearl Harbor, the American military set about training its men for the possibility of war. One of those men was 1st Sgt. Bennie Hill, father of Gladys […]

Cannon medics return from aid work

Freedom New Mexico Five Cannon Air Force Base medics are being welcomed back from their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission […]

Airmen train with F.O.R.C.E.

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron board a plane before “deploying” to a hostile “village.” The exercise in Roswell was the culmination of week-long training that 13 Cannon airmen participated in. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The two security forces […]

March 1, 2009 Portales High School news

Military recruiters visiting weekly Military recruiters from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces will be at Portales High School weekly to visit with students interested in finding out more information about the U.S. Armed Forces.

Truck crash forces cattle roundup

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Security forces airman awarded at Air Force level

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Brett Pragle, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the Air Force’s 2008 Outstanding Security Forces Support Staff Airman of the Year. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A security forces airman was recently recognized at the Air Force level with the Outstanding Security […]

Airmen, police team up for annual Shop with a Cop

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez 27th Special Operations Security Forces airmen joined with Clovis police officers during the Shop with a Cop program on Dec. 22. The annual program teams local police and Cannon security forces airmen to help children spend a donated $100 gift card.

Ike forces ENMU football time change

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma isn’t taking any chances. The school decided Friday to move its start time for today’s Lone Star Conference crossover football game against Eastern New Mexico University ahead four hours, to 1 p.m. (MDT), because of the potential for bad weather caused by Hurricane Ike. “We feel like […]

Reaper drops bomb on anti-Iraqi forces

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft prepares to taxi out of a hangar on Aug. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Joint Base Balad, Iraq — An MQ-9 Reaper dropped a 500-pound bomb against an anti-Iraqi target on […]

Aug. 29, 2008 Cannon Community

Armed Forces Voters week — Sunday through Sept. 7. There will be several registration drive areas throughout the base such as the commissary, BX and gym where airmen can pick-up registration cards and receive help completing them during duty hours. Also, there will be several information centers such as the library and post office where […]

Clovis, CAFB join forces on clean energy plan

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The state, the U.S. Air Force and three New Mexico cities agreed Wednesday to pursue solar, wind and “cow power” projects with the aim of increasing the use of clean energy. The potential projects include a wind electricity generation facility and a plant to produce energy from dairy […]

Honors: Robert Turner

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Robert S. Turner has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for supporting the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The medal is awarded to an individual who, while serving in the U.S. armed forces, has performed a heroic act, meritorious achievement or distinguished service during armed conflict or ground combat while […]

Sports Briefs May 16

Saturday Armed Forces Day Special — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the price of one, with an active duty or retiree military ID card. Armed Forces Day Spin-A-Thon — 9:30 a.m. Fitness Center. Monday Soccer Kick Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree […]

Security forces airman also musician

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By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Range, dexterity, and patience are traits that make for a well-trained security forces airman. For one such airman here, musical abilities should be added to that list. Senior Airman Mark Maddon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses all those traits to enhance his life […]

Pay reform eyed to support reserve

By Tom Philpott To address the strain on U.S. forces, Congress and the Department of Defense formally should endorse the concept an “operational reserve” that would be trained and supported to fight, on rotational basis, alongside active forces in the global war on terrorism and any future conflict. But for an operational reserve to succeed […]

Afghan stability will take more than occupation force

The U.S. plan to send an additional 3,200 Marines into southern Afghanistan at least reflects a dawning understanding that the struggle to neutralize jihadism and jihadists may be going on more directly in Afghanistan and Pakistan than in Iraq — and the struggle is not going especially well. Just in the last few days a […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: The Elite Forces Manual of Mental & Physical Endurance By Alexander Stillwell This book uses techniques developed by special forces units to train their recruits. The author has used these techniques to create a manual aimed to help you attain the peak of mental and […]