Air Force releases impact statement

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Plummet. Spike. Drop. Level out. The next few years of Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed transition to a Special Operations base look like a chart of the stock market. Over the next six to seven years, Cannon population numbers will drop significantly when the F-16s leave and the base prepares […]

Working outside comfort zones ensures smooth transition

Lt. Col. Stephen Wood In the next six to 12 months the members of Team Cannon will be pushed to their “max” to effectively transition to a new organization. Pending the outcome of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement, Cannon Air Force Base will transition from the 27th Fighter Wing to the 16th Special Operations Wing […]

Cannon transition underfunded

Freedom Newspapers The transition to a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base is woefully underfunded in a proposed 2008 military budget, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M. The approximately $72.5 million Domenici said is needed to establish Air Force Special Operations at Cannon is not included in President Bush’s 2008 […]

Rams seek third consecutive title in District 4-3A

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair of games […]

Former chaplain’s advice on transition

Janet Taylor-Birkey Retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter was hosted by the Cannon Chapel for the 2007 Annual Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 1. In an interview after the breakfast, Mrs. Potter spoke candidly about Cannon, transitions and the importance of family. In her third visit here since 1975, Potter said she is impressed with the attractiveness […]

Transition under way at Cannon

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s mission transition to the 16th Special Operations Wing has already begun, according to base commander Col. Scott West. West, who has served as the 27th Fighter Wing’s commander for eight months, presented an informational slide show to city and county officials during a quarterly joint luncheon […]