Donley addresses challenges ahead during Kirtland visit

USAF photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Col. Robert Maness, the 377th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Thompson, the 377th ABW command chief, on Oct. 14 as he arrives for an “All Call” at Kirtland Air Force Base theater. By Marie Vanover: 377th Air Base Wing […]

Critical Days of Summer campaign launched

By Maj. Heidi Nelson: Air Force Safety Center Ground Safety Division KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — S is for summer … and safety too. It’s that time of year again. Spring is here in full force, summer is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: time for Air Force safety officials […]

Holiday safety results released

American Forces Press Service KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force had the lowest recorded number of private motor vehicle fatalities during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s time frame — one — to include the lowest number of automobile fatalities — zero. It was also the first time in 13 years the Air Force did not […]

June 5 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron • Heather R. Jones 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Edison Y. Kim, Distinguished Graduate 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Ernest M. Revell 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Jeffrey J. Sena

April 10 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the Kirtland AFB NCO Academy. 27th Special Operations Support Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Glenn Eisenmann, Academic Achievement Award and Distinguished Graduated recipient• Tech. Sgt. Macon Kitchens 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Robert Kibbles 73rd Special Operations Squadron• Tech. Sgt. James Tech, Color Guard Detail Commander — Cannon […]

Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Dec. 24 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Robert Collins, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian Hoffner, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. James Vandyke, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron — Cannon Air […]

Airmen graduate NCO Academy

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland Air Force Base: • Tech. Sgt. Brian Allison, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. George Cobb, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Otero, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Tech. Sgt. […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

NCOs graduate cademy

Kirtland Air Force Base — The following Cannon NCOs graduated from Kirtland NCO Academy, Class 08-5: • Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Armitage, 73rd Special Operations Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Tana Kellner, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group; • Tech. Sgt. Kevin Kennedy, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Vanessa King 27th Special Operations Wing; […]

“Air Force Roadmap” under review

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman today reviewed the mission impact of a new Air Force “Roadmap” that indicates the types of missions and aircraft that could be deployed at Air Force bases in New Mexico. The release of the Air Force Roadmap shows future potential impacts at Kirtland, Holloman and Cannon […]

Portales girls thump Kirtland Central

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With another contest about 20 hours away, Portales’ first unit did more than enough Friday night to save energy for Saturday. Morgan Hill had 18 points and Briana Hernandez 16 in three quarters, and Portales rode an early 14-2 start to come away with a 54-39 victory over Kirtland Central. […]

Other viewpoints on Cannon closure

Editor’s note: Here are editorials published recently about Cannon Air Force Base and the Base Realignment and Closure process: Clovis, Curry deserve assistance, support of entire state From the Albuquerque Tribune Albuquerque dodged a bullet Friday, but now it will have to close ranks with New Mexico’s Cannon Air Force Base — targeted in the […]

Kirtland fought its way off list

By Marlena Hartz Albuquerque officials had to scurry 10 years ago when Kirtland Air Force Base landed on the Department of Defense’s list of bases proposed for realignment. A committee was quickly formed in response to the threat of realignment, with six businessmen calling themselves the Kirtland Retention Task Force at its core. Located on […]

Thornton, Jimmie Haril

Jimmie Haril Thornton Services: Have been held Jimmie Haril Thornton, 72, of Kirtland, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 20, 1931, in Liberty, Texas, to Paul Franklin and Eva Lena Thornton. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2182, the DAV, the Star in […]

My Life

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary began Monday and concludes today. Hello from Kirtland Air Force Base in beautiful Albuquerque. I will be bringing this last installment to you from my laptop in my […]