Airman’s condition improving following crash

CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman injured in a motorcycle crash last week is improving, according to a Cannon spokesman. Dara Prak is coherent, aware and has been able to communicate with caregivers, though he is still on a respirator, according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon Public Affairs. Seals said reports […]

Airman still in critical condition after crash

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Cannon Air Force base airman remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital a day after he was injured in a motorcycle accident, according to a Cannon spokesman. Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon public affairs said he could not release the airman’s name until his next of kin […]

Cannon airman injured in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Former airman sentenced for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 19-year-old former Cannon Air Force Base airman was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to child solicitation by electronic device, according to court records. Michael Lee Harvey will also be required to serve two years supervised probation after his release, according to a release from the District Attorney […]

February 26, 2008 Military Digest

Madrid Air Force Airman Fabian J. Madrid has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sylvia Madrid of Clovis. Madrid is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School. Thompson Air Force Airman Crystal A. Thompson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air […]

Trial of Cannon airman to start

The murder trial of Airman Basic Edward M. Novak for the October 2004 death of his wife, Kimberly S. Novak, in their home on Cannon Air Force Base, is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the Cannon courthouse January 28. Airman Novak, 712th Maintenance Squadron Provisional, previously the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was charged […]

Jan. 16, 2008 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Davidson Air Force Airman Eldrin P. Davidson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Davidson is the son of Drake Davidson of Clovis. Holt Air Force Airman Travis M. Holt has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San […]

Cannon airman discovered dead in home

CNJ staff An Airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base was found dead Saturday in his residence in Clovis, a news release said. Phone calls to Cannon were not answered Saturday night. Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair said officers received the call at 12:34 p.m. to an address on Colonial Parkway. The body was sent […]

Military Digest: Stratton

Stratton Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystal R. Stratton has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Stratton is the daughter of Michael Woodward of Clovis. The airman graduated in 2002 from Clovis High School, and received an associate degree in 2004 from Clovis Community College. Military Digest is […]

Military Feature: Airman’s Center in works

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is proceeding with previously-shelved plans for a larger dining facility and Airman’s Center, according to base officials. The new center will provide 45,000-square-feet of space, according to Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower of Cannon Public Affairs. The center will house a post office, dining center, […]

Military Digest: Fleming

Fleming Air Force Airman Cameron L. Fleming has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Fleming earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Robert Fleming of Clovis and Sandra Fleming of Americus, Kan. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School. Military […]

Oct. 11, 1980

D.A. Lowery of Clovis, technician for the Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, was selected to work on a project at Mount St. Helens. … Curry County United Way workers gained $71,954.27 toward their goal of $200,000 in the first week of the United Way Campaign. … An 18-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air […]

Powell

Air Force Senior Airman Richard B. Powell has been named First Term Airman of the Year by the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, Division 16 (Europe), according to a press release from Army & Air Force Hometown News. He is the son of Bobby R. and Deborah L. Powell of Clovis. The airman is a 1998 […]

Decision on jury trial for airman delayed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A decision on whether a Cannon Air Force Base airman will face a jury trial in connection with his wife’s death has been delayed while more evidence is collected. Investigating officer Lt. Col. Daniel Kiefer agreed Friday to hold Airman Basic Edward Novak II’s Article 32 hearing open for an […]

Military Feature: Airman repairs wings of war

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Senior Airman Chris Redman, a metals technician with the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron , cuts a piece of diamond-plated steel with a plasma cutter. Air Force photo: SrA Kerry Solan-Johnson By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Cannon airman said good-bye to his new wife in September and departed for Iraq to repair wings of […]

Cannon airman to stand trial

CNJ Staff An airman charged with murdering his wife will stand trial, according to a press release from Cannon Air Force Base. Airman Edward Novak II is charged with premeditated murder and child abuse by the military. The decision came after a June evidentiary hearing was held at Cannon to determine if evidence against Novak […]

Proceedings begin in Cannon case

CNJ staff Proceedings began Monday in a Cannon Air Force Base courtroom to determine if a base airman will stand trial for the homicide of his wife. The hearing comes more than 20 months after Kimberly Novak, 20, was found dead at the base home she shared with her husband and young daughter. She died […]

5/30 Military digest

Madrid Air Force Airman George V. Madrid of Clovis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training […]

4/26 Military digest

Estrada Army Spec. Nathan N. Estrada has returned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, after being deployed to Afghanistan, according to a news release from Army and Air Force Hometown News Service. A cannon crewmember with two years of military service, he is the son of Margaret Estrada and brother of […]

2/22 Military digest

Light Air Force Airman Lainey C. Light has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of LaRene Whitehead of Portales. The airman is a 2004 graduate of Portales High School. Workheiser Air Force Airman Jason M. Workheiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland […]