High school senior assignment deferment program automated

By Capt. Lesley N. Lilly: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In an effort to better serve military families, Air Force personnel officials have automated the High School Senior Assignment Deferment program application. The program increases stability for military family members entering their senior year of high […]

AF automates active-duty assignment notifications

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The Air Force is automating active-duty assignment notifications for airmen in the ranks of lieutenant colonel and below beginning Jan. 21. Airmen will receive an e-mail notification about their new assignments and have seven days to […]

Family hitting books

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Wendy Proctor, right, her son Matthew Pringle and daughter Veronica Proctor gather around the table for study time at their Clovis home. The Proctor family is on a mission and they know something about missions. Tech. Sgt. Robert Proctor is active duty military and his wife Wendy Proctor served 20 […]

Commentary: Unique challenges offer tremendous opportunities

By Chief Master Sgt. Bill Turner: 27th SOW command chief My family and I are six months into this assignment, and it has been an incredible six months. When we were stationed in Washington, D.C., we yearned for the quieter life, and we found it here at Cannon Air Force Base. Now, our teenage daughters […]

Assignment deferment policy extended

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced recent modifications to the post-birth and post-adoption assignment deferment policy will increase the time a parent can delay reporting to certain assignments, re-emphasizing the Air Force’s commitment of taking care of its people. Birth mothers and adoptive families now have a six-month-deferment period instead […]

Still thankful for Clovis mechanic

By James Matessino: Guest columnist In July 1968, I was a Vietnam-era veteran traveling from Louisiana to my next assignment at Sacramento’s McClellan Air Force Base. I was driving my old Ford Comet, determined not to go to California without wheels. I made it to visit a gent I was stationed with in Turkey. He […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 21 an officer took a statement regarding disorderly conduct at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street. A teacher said on Aug. 15 a student was being disruptive in class. She said she told him to […]

Students discover art in everyday life

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo Tiarah Light, 11, looks at her close up photograph of a tulip on the wall in the front lobby of the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Light said she enjoyed taking the close up because she could see all the details of the flower. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer […]

New base? Hope it’s a nice place

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Everywhere I turn, military wives from Cannon Air Force Base are talking about how their husbands are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders for reassignment are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day […]

Assignment team prompts wife’s wish list

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere I turn, military wives are talking about how their husband’s are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day care as my daughter will all be […]

Everyone needs help sometime

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections I have come to expect that at least one bad thing will happen when my husband is TDY, deployed or on a remote assignment. Just two months after I gave birth to our daughter, he left for a month-long assignment in Las Vegas, Nev. I had just returned to work […]

Airmen receive orders

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Airman 1st Class Harlyn Johnson at Cannon Air Force Base sands off the “CC” tail marking from a 523rd Fighter Squadron F-16 jet to prepare it for its new home. Courtesy photo: Airman Erik Cardenas By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Approximately 260 Cannon Air Force Base airmen received new assignments last week as the […]

Local Guardsmen volunteer for border

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A handful of Clovis National Guardsmen wait for word they will head south to support U.S. border patrols. As of yet they are unsure when or where they will go, but they have begun volunteering for the detail, according to Sgt. 1st Class Terry Stevens, public information officer for […]

Special duty team to visit Cannon

AETC Special Duty Assignment Team Have you ever been interested in becoming a recruiter, military training instructor, military training leader, technical training instructor, or professional military education instructor? If so, the Air Education and Training Command Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Team is offering the opportunity you have been seeking. The AETC team will host a […]