Press release: Local Army Reserve battalion completes training in New Jersey

The 5th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, based in Lubbock, Tx, recently completed its Annual Training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Jan. 31, 2011. Despite subfreezing temperatures, the Battalion successfully trained 87 Soldiers in both Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations initial training (MOS-T), as well as the Non-Commissioned Officer Civil Affairs Advanced Leaders […]

‘I just wanted to get married’

Hubert Griffith speaks with Tech. Sgt. Charles Jenkins and MSgt. Kimberly Justice shortly before his induction into the Airman Leadership School Hall of Heroes Feb. 2. Sgt. Jenkins is an ALS flight instructor and Sgt. Justice is the ALS flight chief. Greg Allen Former POW newest Hall of Heroes member It was 1940 and all […]

Reporter’s notebook: National Guard unit comes home for holidays

These soldiers made it home just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. After 14 months spent in the nation’s capital, members of the 1-200th Air Defense Artillery Battalion arrived Wednesday in Fort Bliss, Texas, according to their battalion commander, Lt. Col. Daniel Alvarez. They received a four-day pass to visit their family and friends, he said. […]

William “Bill” Howard

William “Bill” Howard Date of birth: May 14, 1924 Dates of service: 1943 to 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific: Hawaiian Islands Branch: Navy CBs (Construction Battalion) Rank: Machinist Mate 3rd Class Unit: 575 Construction Battalion In his words: Stationed in the Hawaiian islands, Howard lost his taste for […]

Reunions 5/2

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. Reunion The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. will hold its 2004 reunion Sept. 13-19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410. For reservations call 1-877-377-7227. Make sure you ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. rate. For more information contact Don Shade, 299 […]