Families overwhelmed by community support

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Two families whose houses burned in the 17,000-acre grassfire Sunday say they’re overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of kindness from the community. James and Roxie Lofton lost their home of 30 years, and their land, which had been certified wildlife habitat, was damaged. Steve and Alisha Robertson and their 14-year-old daughter, Kasserine, lost the […]

First run: 27th SOW Mission Support Group organizes base run

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo About 3,500 airmen of the Mission Support Group ran together for the first ever MSG run. Liliana Castillo The 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group at Cannon Air Force Base held its first run March 16. Chief Daniel Koning said he and Cannon’s command staff want to promote camaraderie and physical […]

Reader-submitted content: Dora High School raises tobacco awareness

Those who came to support youth athletics at the Little Dribblers basketball tournament were also able to wear their support on their sleeve, literally. Dora High School members offered free customizable T-shirts at the games that could be designed however participants wanted using the stencils and paints provided. The event was hosted by members of […]

Military mama: Reunions bring on tears

There are so many of my dear friends enduring lengthy deployments of their spouses, I have kept up with their roller coaster of emotions and tried to offer support whenever possible. I understand what a challenge it can be, especially when that military spouse is also a mom. As moms we are used to being […]

Press release: Bingaman: President's budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

Press release: Bingaman: President’s budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

New approach to military family support unveiled

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — White House officials have released a report that unveils a new, governmentwide approach to military family support and details a sweeping, interagency effort under way to strengthen families and enhance their well-being and quality of life. President Barack Obama announced the results of a nearly yearlong […]

Obama plans support for military families

The Associated Press President Barack Obama is announcing new government-wide initiatives to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness. Obama says the government has an obligation to help military families as they support loved ones fighting for their country. Obama says he often meets with service members who say their […]

Divorce support seminar being held

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is hosting Divorce Care, a weekly support group and seminar led by people with experience dealing with divorce. The 13-week Bible-based video seminar will be held starting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church at 200 S. Ave. C and is free to the public. For information, contact Laqueda […]

Force Support Squadron responds to customer comments

27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron The 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron recently conducted a survey to determine customer satisfaction with its hours of operation. More than 400 responded, and we appreciate those who took the time to complete the survey. In addition to information about our hours, we also received a few Comments […]

Their view: Quay County residents support Air Force training

Quay County residents support Air Force training

Residents pull together to support soldiers

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Argen Duncan For the sake of soldiers they had never met, Portales community members collected enough personal supplies to fill 94 boxes, plus about $1,300 to mail them. At the beginning of November, City Councilor and Portales Municipal Schools Purchasing Agent Dianne Parker collected supplies for her nephew, U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Castinado, and his […]

Clovis backs request for water system project funding

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Friday in support of funding for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project. The vote was taken during a special meeting. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the resolution is a show of support for requesting $25 million for the project from the eastern New Mexico’s […]

County commission agrees to support LATN

Courtesy illustration The proposed low altitude training area covers about 94,000 acres of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Assuring property owners’ rights would not be encumbered and the future of wind energy in the region will not be jeopardized, Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting low altitude […]

Fire safety should always be on your mind

Freedom New Mexico Or leaders in Washington, when not rationally discussing the issues of the day in meaningful and noncombative ways (yeah, right), frequently find time to designate or support days, weeks and months for awareness of certain causes. While the nation’s founders would wonder what in Betsy Ross’ bonnet Congress was wasting its time […]

Press release: Bingaman: N.M. universities receive grants to support Hispanic students

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that four New Mexico Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) will receive federal grants to enhance their ability to serve underserved students and develop a skilled work force. HSIs are schools with a high percentage of Hispanic students. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of […]

Groups look to strengthen communication

Courtesy photo The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron provided a team-building exercise at the Women’s Medical Center on July 30. The Women’s Medical Center is an obstetrics and gynecology office located across the street from Plains Regional Medical Center. By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group On July 30, 27th Special Operations Medical […]

TAPS mentors support families of fallen

American Forces Press Service By Elaine Wilson WASHINGTON — The day Scott Warner saw Marines standing at his front door, his world came to a crashing halt. The servicemembers told Warner that his son, Marine Pvt. Heath Warner, had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq’s Anbar province. Warner and his family, including his […]

Obama administration’s support for GI Bill reform conditional

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Senior officials at the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have joined veterans’ groups and representatives of academia to endorse a comprehensive bill from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) to reform the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Still to be determined is how to pay for the many provisions in the Post-9/11 Veterans […]

Their view: Payroll deductions crucial for paying child support

Danielle Jimenez is the outreach representative for the New Mexico New Hires Directory, a division of the Child Support Enforcement office of the state of New Mexico. Here’s a snippet of a recent editorial she submitted to newspapers across the state: