GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

Support comes in all shapes

Karl Terry I’m confident in my manhood. Self-assured, not afraid to hold my wife’s purse in a department store. So when the need arose to assist my wife in shopping for a new bra, I opted to give her my support. At the time, support was one of the things lacking in her life if […]

Liberty Pool ready for reopening

Cannon Connections staff Recent rains delayed the opening of Liberty Pool past its annual Memorial Day opening date. But not far past it. The pool will open Wednesday with a season opening pool party scheduled for June 12. Maj. Rick Gearhart, Force Support Squadron commander, said the pool underwent regular maintenance and repairs to get […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Cannon hosts annual Boss Lift

USAF photo: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Marine Reservists Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Sgt. Chris Capptta, Sgt. Paul Ramos and Lance Cpl. Justin Owen of Delta Company, 4th Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, show themselves to a surprised crowd after remaining unseen nearby while calling in targets to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. JTACs direct combat aircraft engaged in […]

District attorney recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve

Cannon Connections staff District Attorney Matt Chandler was recently recognized for his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, according to a press release. Since taking office in 2004, […]

Portales teen shaves head to support cancer-stricken relative

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 16-year-old Portales girl went bald for the love of her great-grandmother undergoing chemotherapy. About a month ago, Portales High School sophomore Mercedes Reynolds shaved her head to show support for her great-grandmother, Louise Reynolds of Binghamton, N.Y., and all other cancer patients. Mercedes’ mother, Stephanie Reynolds, said Louise, […]

Family ships support to troops

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Landall Goolsby picks copies of “500 Days of Summer” of the shelves of his movie store Landall’s Box Office to send to airmen overseas. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The Goolsbys sent 1,600 movies to airmen overseas last year and their goal is to break that record. Landall Goolsby owns […]

PRMC receives DoD recognition

Cannon Connections staff Plains Regional Medical Center was one of 17 employers in the state nominated by New Mexico Guard and Reserve service members to receive the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom award, according to a news release. Nominated employers demonstrated support by providing continued benefits, differential pay and family assistance, the release […]

Dancing performance highlights heritage month

Illustration: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Celebrate African-American Heritage month events in February at Cannon. There will be a Step-Off dance Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hangar 125, On Feb. 26 there will be a Retreat Ceremony and on Feb. 27 the base chapel will host a Gospel Fest. By 2nd […]

Current TRICARE contracts extended

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Six million military health care beneficiaries learned last July that their TRICARE support contractor would be changing on April 1, 2010, because those companies that run TRICARE’s North and South Regions had lost in competing for the next generation of contracts. But what a difference six months makes. Government auditors […]

Council to discuss support for Ute water project

PNT Staff Report During their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, Portales City Council is set to discuss a resolution of support for a proposed bill to authorize Eastern New Mexico Water Authority to operate the Ute Water Pipeline Organization. The state Legislature opens Tuesday and is to consider the bill during the […]

TriWest wounded warrior support site earns silver award

By Scott Celley: TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Tres Amigas founder lobbies for support

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer With giant modern windmills visible on the horizon, during a day with ample sunshine, Grady was a site most apropos for presentations on renewable energy. At the second annual meeting of the Frio Ridge Energy Development Association (FREDA), one major speaker of interest on Saturday was Phil Harris, CEO […]

Many resources offered to assist military families

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist There are many organizations which use their time and resources to help military families. Each one of them has a slightly different focus but they all serve a very important purpose: they link military families to resources and to the help they need. During deployments, life for those back […]

Many resources available to military families

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist There are many organizations which use their time and resources to help military families. Each one of them has a slightly different focus but they all serve a very important purpose: they link military families to resources and to the help they need. During deployments, life for those back home […]

Cannon to focus on Air Force Family

By TaShara Duckett: Airman & Family Readiness Center There are so many ideals, synonyms, and definitions that come to mind when someone is asked to describe the Air Force Family. To one individual the Air Force Family is their flight, squadron, group of inner circle colleagues that share the same passion and career field within […]

Lawmakers disagree on distributing dairy money

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Lawmakers in Congress from eastern and western states disagreed Thursday on how to distribute $350 million in federal money designated to help dairy farmers. Under an agreement set Wednesday, $60 million would go to buy surplus dairy products, but there were no details on how to dole out the […]

Commander focuses on housing issues at meeting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing continues to be a big concern for Cannon Air Force Base as personnel relocate to the region and staffing numbers rise. With more than 1,000 personnel still headed to Cannon, base housing is at 82 percent occupancy and local housing options are slim, commander Col. Stephen Clark told […]

Runners race to raise funds

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Senior Airman Adam Dederick and Becky Rowley of Clovis eat bananas after the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon on Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 13.1-mile race was the first the squadron has held. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 […]