Former Cannon officers promoted, reassigned

CNJ staff Two officers formerly assigned to Cannon Air Force Base have been promoted or given new assignments. Col. Michael T. Plehn, has been selected for a promotion to general and has been assigned to serve as deputy director of theater plans and synchronization element at CENTCOM. Currently the commander of the 1st Special Operations […]

Clovis man airlifted to Lubbock after crash

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff deputies said Freedom New Mexico employee Bill Atkinson of Clovis was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash shutdown US-70 and N.M. 202/Cacahuate Road at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a deputy on scene told him […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior Keith Vargas maneuvers the ball ahead during the Greyhounds’ Southwest Soccer Conference match with Northeastern State on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a […]

ENMU posts road win

CNJ staff HOBBS — Second-half goals by junior Ryan Atkinson and freshman Dustin Flores rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Mustangs struck first early in the second half, but Atkinson netted his first goal of the season on a penalty […]

Cannon wins prestigious aircraft maintenance honor

By Darrell Todd Maurina Personnel at Cannon Air Force Base have won many awards over the years, but until this year the trophy cases at Cannon never included the Daedalian Award for aircraft maintenance. Maintenance isn’t just a routine function for fighter aircraft — even small problems can lead to massive equipment failures at the […]

Nobody does it better

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Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bish, of the 523rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Weapons Flight, checks for damage to a launcher on an F-16 fighter jet Friday at Cannon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — When asked how Cannon’s 27th Maintenance Group won the Daedalian Award for being the […]

Cannon maintenance group contends for top award

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base is a finalist for a top Air Force award — the best maintenance group in Air Combat Command. A team of inspectors visited the base last week to decide whether Cannon should be recognized. According to Col. Mark Atkinson, 27th Maintenance Group commander, Cannon has shown a […]