Rural refinance program to launch

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a single family housing guaranteed rural refinance pilot program in New Mexico to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. To be eligible under this pilot, borrowers must have made timely mortgage payments for 12 consecutive months. Rural residents can […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

First lady, Dr. Biden to launch military family campaign

By Tech. Sgt. John Orrell: National Guard Bureau

Officials launch annual Combined Federal Campaign drive

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s 2010 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 20, offering federal civilians and military members the opportunity to contribute to any of more than 4,000 pre-screened charities. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III launched the department’s annual CFC drive in the Pentagon Library […]

Medal of Honor recipients launch PSAs

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when suicides among service members continue to rise, America’s Medal of Honor recipients are launching a public service campaign urging today’s military to seek help for post-traumatic stress. The campaign, called “Medal of Honor — Speak Out!,” features nearly 30 video testimonials by recipients who […]

Defense Media Activity officials launch widget

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg: Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — The Pentagon Channel, the Defense’s Department’s broadcast vehicle for the latest Defense Department news, has unveiled its latest widget for podcasts. Available under the Widgets tab on Defense.gov, the widget allows users to receive the latest Defense Department podcasts on their own websites or social […]

Officials launch language program for airmen

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officials at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here recently launched a program designed to identify airmen with foreign language abilities and foster those skills throughout their careers. The Language Enabled Airmen Program is the first […]

Services Agency officials launch family Web site

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE — Air Force Services Agency officials have launched a new Web site, MyAirForceLife.com, to help airmen stay connected, informed and engaged in programs as part of the Year of the Air Force Family. “The theme of our campaign is ‘The Air […]

Air Force officials launch updated Key Spouse program

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON —As part of the July 2009-July 2010 Year of the Air Force Family initiative, the service’s senior leaders have announced the launch of a revised and standardized Key Spouse program. Paula Roy, wife of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James […]

10-19 Briefs

The Landing is now serving sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sandwiches are served with French fries or chips, cup of soup or salad and a drink for $6.95. Members First save $1. Friday’s featured sandwich will be a Monte Cristo. A chicken veggie pita will be served Monday through Friday. Oktoberfest at The […]

Feb. 21, 1969

The ARC-Polaris Rocket Club will hold a membership meeting Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the junior high school in an attempt to recruit all local people who are interested in model rocketry. There will be a demonstration launch of a rocket that was built by one of the clubs members. there will be a […]

Scientific wonder to take place in Fort Sumner

Darrell Todd Maurina FORT SUMNER — The city is best known for Billy the Kid’s grave and historical memorabilia of the Wild West. But north of town, several miles down a two-lane road that passes fields with grazing goats and cows, stands the old Fort Sumner Army Air Field. While some buildings show their age […]

Balloons prepare for take-off

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Janet Bresenham When 31 hot air balloons get ready to launch from Clovis on Saturday morning, John Sando hopes he will be aboard a special one named “The Desert Dancer.” “That would be awesome,” the Clovis teen said. “I’m like a military brat, so I’ve flown in a lot of things, but not a hot […]