TRICARE Young Adult Program on way

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va – Qualified TRICARE dependents up to age 26 can soon purchase TRICARE coverage on a month-to-month basis. To qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) coverage, dependents must be under 26, unmarried and not eligible for their own employer-sponsor health coverage. TYA will initially offer a premium-based TRICARE […]

SGLI offers servicemembers low-cost coverage

By Maj. Tabitha Stump: Air and Space Expeditionary Force Casualty Matters RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Having insurance is always good and not spending a lot on the coverage is even better. So, getting $100,000 in traumatic injury life insurance coverage for $1 is great. The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program […]

Teen summer camps announced

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs SAN ANTONIO — Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the call for three Air Force teen camps for 2011. The Teen Aviation Camp will be held June 4 through 9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is designed to […]

Day trip: Shakespeare Ghost Town

Courtesy photo Shakespeare Ghost Town is located outside the city of Lordsburg. Shakespeare Ghost Town • Location: Located in the “Bootheel” of New Mexico. It is located outside the city of Lordsburg, which is 17 miles from the New Mexico-Arizona border. Interstate 10 passes through this small southwestern city. Shakespeare is 2 1/2 miles south […]

Our towns: Fun can be found in Clovis

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo The Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum is located in the lower level of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff said about 10 people visit the museum each week. Alisa Boswell Clovis, the largest city in Curry County, is a city filled with entertainment, history […]

Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

TRICARE extends web-based counseling

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The TRICARE Assistance Program has been extended through March 20, 2012. This demonstration program lets active-duty service members and their families’ beneficiaries use the Internet and a webcam to speak face-to-face with mental health counselors 24/7 from any location in the U.S. The extension allows more time […]

Air Commando spotlight: Mara Filetti Jordan

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USAF photo • Name/rank: Mara Filetti Jordan, GS-11 • Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va. • Air Force career field: Supervisory Club manager • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Accomplishments: Mara Filetti Jordan is the Collocated Club Manager at Cannon. She leads a staff of more than 40 employees at two food operations, three […]

Play shares emotions of deployments, reintegration

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service HAMPTON, Va., — The “F-bombs” fell fast and furiously at an otherwise perfectly proper gathering of military health care professionals here as they broke away from their lectures and academic exchanges to watch a documentary play about the challenges many of their patients struggle to overcome. Navy Capt. […]

Tornado season right around corner

Each year approximately 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. Only a small percentage actually strike occupied buildings, but every year a number of people are killed or injured. There is a very small chance a tornado will strike a building you are in however, you can greatly reduce the chance of injury from a […]

2010 Military Spouse of the Year lauded for website creation

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Lori Bell, the 2010 Military Spouse of the Year, recently spoke about earning the award and the National Association of Military Moms and Spouses website she created to help spouses connect and support each other while surviving the challenges of military family life. She said the […]

April 1 — April 7 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Tea soothing after taxing day

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I’ve become a fan of hot tea and an occasional coffee drinker. It was caffeine that drove me to it. In college, I had a 7:30 a.m. class, and getting up that early after a typical late night, I needed something to keep from nodding off in my next class. I turned to tea. Later, […]

It's their business: Bahama Babes

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Bahama Babes is a family-owned local business that offers around 90 flavors of snow cones. Bahama Babes • Hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily • Location: On the corner of 14th and Mitchell streets. In the Lowe’s parking lot. • Owner: Wanda Sneller • Type of business: Snow cone shop […]

April 1 — Event listings

All times Mountain

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Friday • 7 p.m. — Gnomeo and Juliet, G

April 1 — April 7 What's Happening

Friday • Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone • First Friday 5 p.m. The Landing Zone • Creative Crafters Club 5:30 p.m. Youth Center • Nine Pin No-Tap Tournament 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Military mama: Take care with online life

We live our lives online these days. Between social networking and Skype with our loved ones, the military spouse is often well-connected. There’s a lot of information readily available when we are in need of resources. But we do also need to be mindful of how much and what kind of information we are making […]

Old-timers should be consulted

I recently came across the following in a U.S. government publication: “Realistically, livestock are the primary practical tools for altering vegetation on rangelands because of environmental concerns about herbicides and the high costs of treating vast acreages of rangeland.” The story described a “recent development” called “conservation grazing,” and said it had “resulted in a […]

People can’t be forced to be free

There is no way to force someone to be free. As a libertarian I see the absurdity of that impossible notion. So when I point out the wrong of liberty-destroying laws I am not demanding that those who feel they need them give them up. That would be trying to force them to be free. […]