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Bigger not necessarily better

Of the multitude of really foolish ideas our society naively buys as unquestionably true, one of its most foolish, fiercely held, and utterly false beliefs is this: Bigger is always better. In 1927 British essayist and author G.K. Chesterton, in a book entitled “The Outline of Sanity,” wrote about what he called “The Bluff of […]

Citizen’s Police Academy set for August

CNJ staff The 16th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy is set to begin in August. Hosted through the joint efforts of the Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police, the academy is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the “rigors a police officer must endure,” according to […]

Making history: First female commander selected to lead 16th SOS

USAF Lt. Col. Tracy L. Onufer assumes command of the 16th Special Operations Squadron after accepting the guidon from Col. James Slife, 27 Special Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony Feb. 22. By Rick Shea: 27th Special Operations Wing historian Their lineage is indisputable — 43 years of continuous service to our […]

City of Clovis Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee agenda

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 16th, 2009 Where: Assembly Room Bert Cabiness City Government Center 321 Connelly Street, Clovis, New Mexico • Call to Order • Approval of agenda • Approval of minutes of September 21st, 2009 Sub-Committee Updates: • Home/Property Beautification, Ms. Riley • Medians Mr. Snipes • Recycling, Mr. Justin Howalt • Education, […]

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]

16th SOS Cannon transfer official

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks Friday during the ceremony transferring the 16th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Air Field in Florida to Cannon Air Force Base. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections The “game changers” officially belong to Cannon Air Force Base. Flanked by […]

16th SOS Cannon transfer official

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks Friday during the ceremony transferring the 16th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Air Field in Florida to Cannon Air Force Base. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The “game changers” officially belong to Cannon Air Force Base. […]

16th SOS holding flag transfer ceremony

27th SOW Public Affairs The 16th Special Operations Squadron will hold a squadron flag-transfer ceremony at 1 p.m. today to mark the official transfer of the squadron from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to Cannon Air Force Base. Detachment 1 of the 16th SOS stood up at Cannon in July, 2008, to which a handful of people […]

June 19 What's Happening

Friday 16th SOS Flag Transfer Ceremony — 1 p.m. Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Music by DJ Damige and D-Jamz. Summer Dance — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for tweens and 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. for Teens at Unity Park. Includes karaoke and dance contest.

Aircraft arrival

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships land on the Cannon flightline May 19. These are the first of about eight gunships that will be assigned to the base by the end of the summer.

Dec. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Nov. 22 an officer on duty in the area of 16th and Prince Streets was told of a subject seen carrying a firearm. Officers located the subject and after a brief foot pursuit, took the man into custody. A […]

16th SOS marks 40th anniversary

USAF photo The AC-130 gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations. By Tech. Sgt. Sheri Kangas: 1st SOW Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The 16th Special Operations Squadron is having a busy year. Not only […]

Year in review: New Cannon tenant deals in unconventional warfare

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The 16th Special Ops Wing will perform night training operations. (Air Force photo) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The mission of the 16th Special Ops Wing is unconventional warfare. The wing specializes in: • Counterterrorism • Combat search and rescue • Personnel recovery • Psychological operations • Aviation assistance to developing nations • […]

Flag returns to Hurlburt

CNJ Staff The 1st Special Operations Wing flag returns to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Thursday during a redesignation ceremony of the 16th SOW, according to a 16th SOW Public Affairs press release. It will be the first time the 1st SOW flag has flown at Hurlburt Field since Oct. 1, 1993, when Air Force officials redesignated […]

Growth committee will follow bylaws to ensure integrity

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An advisory panel for growth issues related to the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base will be governed by disclosure and ethics bylaws, its overseeing committee decided Wednesday. To mitigate conflicts of interest, the Local Growth Management Committee unanimously agreed to adopt the bylaws for its subcommittee — […]

ENMU cross country teams head to regional

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The odds may be long, but Eastern New Mexico University junior Mariana Chavira plans to give it her best shot in Saturday’s South Central Region cross country meet at Warrensburg, Mo. More than 25 schools are eligible to compete in the event, hosted by Central Missouri, but […]

Officials says Cannon transition should have minimal economic impact

By marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An impending personnel dip at Cannon Air Force Base carries little economic threat, according to officials. Drawdown of assets and personnel at Cannon will coincide with the establishment of the base’s new mission, buffering the effects of the dip, according to Air Force officials. The Air Force 16th Special […]

Cannon schedules series of public meetings

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Air Force has planned a series of public meetings to gather input for an environmental impact study of the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. “These meetings will give the public an opportunity to learn about the proposal and voice their questions and concerns,” said Capt. Rebecca […]

Hurlburt: We’re full

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLislePersonnel at Hurlburt Field work on simulations Wednesday. The Florida facility is the headquarters for the Air Force Special Operations Command, which plans to move a Special Operations Wing to Cannon Air Force Base. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Picture a full parking lot with nary […]