Current, former airmen eligible for stop loss special pay

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Thousands of current and former airmen remain eligible to receive $500 in retroactive special pay for each month they were affected by stop loss. Airmen have until Oct. 21 to apply through the Air Force Personnel Center here. […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Regents approve renovation

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents special meeting Thursday: • President Steven Gamble said the campus had a record number of participants in summer camps. • The board approved spending $740,000 to renovate the University Annex in Portales, creating an animal science laboratory as well as a welding shop shared by the […]

Air Commandos welcome newest citizens

USAF photo: Greg Allen From left, Bernadett Wheeldon, Johanna Eighinger, Airman 1st Class Joel Sipin, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, and Airman Nimol Mao, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepare to take the citizenship oath during naturalization ceremonies. The airmen and family members were sworn in by Immigration Service Officer Peter Rechkemmer from Albuquerque […]

ENMU briefs — July 14

Employee brief Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy, Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M University and Heikki Kynaslahti, Seppo Tella, Olli Vesterin and Lasse Lipponen of Finland have published a paper in Educational Technology.

My turn: Salad has special kick

Argen Duncan Prowling through recipes on a website the other day, I discovered a great idea: mangos and balsamic vinaigrette in a salad. I put the two with some other ingredients and had a tasty light meal or side salad. It’s healthy, simple and a change of pace. The sweet mango and the tangy basalmic […]

Capabilities exercise presented for base personnel, families

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz The CV-22 Osprey lands in a cloud of dust made by its own powerful propellers during a capabilities exercise as opposition forces look on June 26. The exercise showcased several different aircraft By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs office The Army Special Forces […]

June 18 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for May were announced. Receiving recognition were: Airman First Class Jorden Archer, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron; Airman First Class Alexander Skidgel, 16th Special Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Rasheem Cephas, 27th Comptrollers Squadron and Staff Sgt. Desiree Anderson, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron. The awards are sponsored by first […]

Air Force Office of Special Investigations seeks agents

By Special Agent Michael Youngs: AFOSI Det 120 The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is seeking highly motivated and qualified non-commissioned officers, officers and civilians to become special agents. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to discuss being an AFOSI special agent contact Special Agent Mike Youngs at 784-2511 or 784-1472. […]

Student records available

Freedom New Mexico Former Portales Municipal Schools students who were born in 1987 and received special education services from the district may come by the Special Student Services Office to pick up their records. Any records that are not given to the student will be destroyed after June 16, according to information from district administration. […]

Memorial Day events and closings

Special Memorial Day activities scheduled for Monday:

Base growth touted during military media day

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Cannon Air Force Base received its first CV-22 Osprey last week and picked up a second Wednesday. That is one example of growth that has defined Cannon since it was switched from Air Combat Command to Air Force Special Operations Command Oct. 1, 2007. The base showcased its mission, aircraft, growth and construction Wednesday for […]

AETC special duty briefing set for May 25

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of Air Force as an Air Force recruiter, or molding civilians into highly motivated airman as an Air Force Military Training Instructor? How how about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a […]

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 […]

Base celebrating police week

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing will celebrate National Police Week to honor all law enforcement officers for the challenges they face and the losses they endure. The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron has scheduled a week of fun, fundraisers and displays to increase public awareness of the contributions of […]

Dora school news — April 27

Earth Day Lana Powell, science teacher, and her classes showed their willingness to improve their surroundings by picking up 83 bags of trash Thursday. The students cleaned up the area around the school as a special project for Earth Day. Sports • Wednesday – Track meet for grades 4-6 in Elida • Thursday – Baseball […]

27th Special Operations Wing exhibits array of aircraft

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark said he believed the open house Saturday was a good way to bring Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding communities together. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Air Force participants and attendees to the 27th Special Operations Wing Open House Saturday felt interaction between the base and […]

Clovis school board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s board room. The board will meet in executive session to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent. The meeting is closed. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s […]

Special needs families have services available

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — TRICARE beneficiaries who have family members with special needs now have access to unique services within the TRICARE program. The most important service is the TRICARE Extended Care Health Option, or ECHO. To be eligible for ECHO, a family must first enroll into its service branch’s Exceptional […]

Inspection approaching

By Capt. David Franklin: 27th Special Operations Communications Operations Flight commander Cannon Air Force Base is fast approaching a pivotal inspection that will grade our ability to conduct special operations in the 21st century and May 10 is the date of that inspection. Not the oft-feared Operational Readiness Inspection, but an examination that focuses largely […]

Cannon open house features multiple aircraft

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Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing plans to showcase its missions and aircraft during an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature 27th SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and static aircraft […]