Guidelines issued for green fleece

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Additional new guidance has just been released from the office of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or AF/A1, at the Pentagon regarding wear of the authorized sage-green fleece outer garment. Requirements for wear are the following. • A velcro ABU print last-name tape […]

Air Force accepts delivery of final MQ-1 Predator

USAF: Senior Airman Julianne Showalter An MQ-1 Predator prepares for takeoff in support of operations in Southwest Asia. Air Force officials accepted MQ-1 Predator tail number 268, the last manufactured for the service in a ceremony March 3. By: 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force accepted […]

Portales past: Jan. 17, 1947

Jan. 17, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Well driller Gerald Wright was injured when his clothes were caught in the cable of the rig and before the machine could be stopped. All his clothes were torn off, and he was hanging by one foot. His condition remained uncertain pending determination of internal injuries.

Portales past: Sept. 27, 1945

Portales Daily News: Fred Otto, Lowell Harp, Price Gandy, Henry Wright, Ralph Newman, Aaron Alston and Wilburn Welch, who left Roosevelt County in in February 1941, along with all the 45th Division, received their discharges at Fort Bliss and have come home.

Improved physical training uniform sized for both sexes

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The new, improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, has seen many improvements from the current PTU and sizing also has improved for both sexes. “We have received much feedback from the field,” said Maj. Eric Habersberger, the deputy chief of the Air […]

Improved physical fitness uniform unveiled

USAF photo: Sonic Johnson From left, first lieutenants Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility in Nov. 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieutenants are from the 14th Operations […]

Commentary: Will you be ready to meet the board?

Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren: Command Chief, Air Force Materiel Command WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Beginning September 2010, airmen assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command who are selected to compete for quarterly awards will be required to physically appear before a military selection board. Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the […]

Air Force Uniform Board collaborative effort

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Throughout the years, Air Force uniforms have evolved to meet modern day operational requirements, but few airmen know the process involved or who is responsible for these changes. The biggest misconceptions seem to center around the uniform board. Contrary to what some […]

Final combat boot test results revealed

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The results from the test of a prototype Airman Battle Uniform stain-resistant boot for wear in industrial environments have been released. These results are based on testing that concluded in October 2009. The wear test choice is a full-grain leather […]

Air Force Marathon early registration opens Jan. 1

American Forces Press Service WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FOCE BASE, Ohio — Online registration for the 2010 Air Force Marathon willopen to the public on Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m. (EST) at www.usafmarathon.com. The 26.2 mile race will be on Sept. 18 on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. A half […]

Wright returns punt for TD in 35-7 win over Army

By Pat Graham: The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force linebacker Andre Morris Jr. didn’t lead the team in tackles, didn’t have any sacks, and didn’t really turn in any spectacular plays. Still, he may have made the biggest impact of all in Air Force’s 35-7 win over Army on Saturday. […]

Air Force updates guidance for wear of PTU

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials have updated guidance for wear of the physical training uniform, replacing previous guidance published in Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. According to a message released from Air Force A1 and […]

Clovis Christian names Clayton new superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School announced Friday it has hired Ladona Clayton as its superintendent to replace Stephen Schultze on the heels of controversy over his involvement with a fugitive. Clayton is the former deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Ben Wright, Clovis Christian school board president, said the school is […]

Air Force Marathon fees increase

By Kathleen A.K. Lopez Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio — Runners looking to participate in this year’s Air Force Marathon Sept. 20 here are running out of time to register for one of the event’s five races before prices increase Aug. 1. Until July 31, the full- and wheeled-marathon registration fee is $75, the half-marathon […]

Rams slam Clovis Wildcats

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Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat in handing the Wildcats an 8-1 shellacking. Girls teams were scheduled to play, but that match was canceled because […]

March 23, 1980

Southwest Canners Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald R. Wright as general manager of their Portales facility, located west of the city. Wright’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Jerry Hersey, who has resigned to accept employement elsewhere. Wright has served as operation manager of a General Bottlers Inc. plant in Munster, Indiana, a […]

‘Believe in Me’ to be released in March

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A movie about an Oklahoma high school basketball coach filmed mostly in the Clovis area is bound for a big-screen debut in March, according to movie officials. Filmed locally in October 2004, “Believe in Me” is being courted by several distribution companies, according to its director, Robert Collector. He said […]

Escapees from DeBaca detention center caught

Freedom Newspapers Two inmates who escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center were recaptured on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M., about 114 miles away, according to the DeBaca County Sheriff’s Department. Barry Wright, 23, of Higgins, Texas, and Cody Jessup, 19, of Woodward, Okla., were sharing a cell when they overpowered a detention officer about […]

Inmates escape

Two inmates at the DeBaca County Detention Center escaped at 9:02 p.m. Friday after overpowering a detention officer, according to the New Mexico State Police. The two were identified as Barry Wright, 23, and Cody Jessup, 19, according to Eric Archuleta, a dispatcher at the DeBaca County Regional Emergency Communications Center. According to detention center […]

Obituaries (Dec. 22)

Patsy Ruth Patterson McCleery Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Patterson McCleery, 80, of Sun City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Temple, Texas. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Mead, Okla., to Ottis and Irving M. Patterson. She attended Portales public schools, graduating in 1944. She volunteered for the Cadet Nurse Corps […]