Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn’t work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

Cannon airmen aim for big losses

USAF: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Justin Garrison, manager of the Clovis GNC store, offers coupons and product samples to participants at the Cannon’s Biggest Loser kickoff Jan. 10 at the base fitness center. GNC sponsors the competition, in which teams of four compete in a six-week program for total weight loss. Prizes will be awarded […]

Debt panel takes aim at military

Tom Philpott Military members and retirees have more financial darts to dodge after a second bipartisan task force on reducing the nation’s debt unveiled a different set of cost-cutting recommendations on Wednesday. The Debt Reduction Task Force, co-chaired by former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and economist Alice Rivlin, takes sharper aim at the military community […]

‘Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win’ to be new Air Force motto

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Incorporating extensive inputs from all ranks and career fields in the development effort, airmen have selected “Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win” as the service’s motto. An enduring statement of airmen’s pride in their service, the motto is a two-part expression — a call to action, with a response of commitment. […]

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]