Bingaman: Budget would invest in N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on MOnday said New Mexico Air Force Bases would receive a total of about $57 million in improvements under the Bush administration’s budget proposal for 2009. All three bases would see upgrades under the plan, which was released by the Bush administration today.    “The budget proposal makes an […]

Cannon ALS graduates recognizes

Cannon Air Force Base Airman Leadership School Class 2008-B graduates: John L. Levitow Award Winner Senior Airman Lana McCurdy, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished Graduate Staff Sgt. Jonathan Agebeyegbe, 712th Maintenance Squadron (Provisional) Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman Zachary Silvis, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Academic Achievement Award Winner, Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman […]

Maintenance worker honored

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sharon Wilson of Clovis is the 2007 recipient of a Ben Lujan Award for public school maintenance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sharon Wilson thought an Albuquerque trip last week was part of a workshop for public school maintenance workers. Instead, Wilson was surprised to learn she was the […]

Voting machine contract criticized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S, sold the Secretary of State’s Office machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now […]

July 28, 1989

The Clovis News-Journal reported that production personnel at Frozefruit in Clovis would be temporarily laid off while the company underwent general maintenance. … Rev. and Mrs. V. Ray Allen celebrated 20 years as pastors of Bethel Assembly of God. … Watson Motors, 600 W. Seventh, celebrated its first Toyota-Thon Sale.

Airmen excel on CDCs

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-three airmen received a 90 percent or higher score on their Career Development Courses in the second quarter of 2007. 27th Fighter Wing Airman Elliott Sprehe — 94 27th Operations Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Robert Royals — 91 27th Aircraft […]

AMUs load up for competition

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 523rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, uses the fine controls of the MJ-1 to load an AIM-120 missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Airman Elliott Sprehe The 27th Maintenance Group held its Proud Falcon and Weapons Load competition at Hangar 133 April 13 to determine which of the three fighter squadrons could best […]

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

Attention to detail earn Airmen ‘Safety Salutes’

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Pilots are trained and prepared for it, but none of them want to ever use that training. Ejecting from a high-speed F-16 can not only be frightening, but deadly, too. Thankfully for Cannon pilots, they have the trained expertise of the 27th Maintenance Group to ensure they are flying in […]

Bird droppings making way from roof to offices inside county courthouse

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Curry County Maintenance Supervisor Lee Delk said about 50 pigeons call the roof of the Curry County Courthouse home. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The melodic, soft cooing of numerous pigeons can be heard emanating from the Curry County Courthouse. Although the birds’ calls are musical, the proliferation of pigeon […]

Ahead of the curve

Senior Airman Wilfredo Nieves inspects the safety wires of the main gun system on a M61A1 20mm gun. Airman Thomas Trower Armament shop streamlines weapon inspection Though maintenance shops throughout the Air Force perform preventative maintenance on their equipment, one Cannon shop has spearheaded the effort to minimize the downtime of operational jets in each […]

Legacy of change continues with Cannon Smart Operations 21

Staff Sgt. Christopher Craig, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, checks an M61A1 20mm gun. Cannon has implemented the Golden Gun maintenance operations which decreases downtime for aircraft. Col. Robert West During my 24 years of service, I have witnessed people wearing the blue uniform adapt to numerous changes in our Air Force. Simple changes that ranged […]

New maintenance contract now includes small appliance repair for dorm residents

27th Fighter Wing staff report Starting Jan. 1, Ameritac Incorporated will provide all current housing maintenance and repair needs plus several additional services including appliance repair for dorm residents, said Mr. Tim Farmer, Housing Flight Chief, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron. Ameritac Inc. will also handle tree maintenance and grounds maintenance within the housing common areas […]

School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

F-16 Phase Dock keeps Cannon’s fighter fleet flying

Staff Sgt. Matthew Teets, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron phase avionics technician, checks the security of several conduits in the engine bay of the F-16. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Routine flight line maintenance keeps Cannon’s F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet at maximum warfighting capability, but the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase dock keeps that very same fleet […]

Cannon Airman chosen for Thunderbird maintenance team

The Thunderbirds fly above the crowds in this courtesy photo. A Cannon Airman has been chosen for the maintenance team. Melanie Salazar Senior Airman Chris Davidson, 524th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, may not be the most decorated Airman in the Air Force, but his hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I’m not one of those guys with […]

AGE has it covered

Master Sgt. Jeffrey Davis performs a servicing inspection on a C-10 Air Conditioner. All equipment handled by the AGE technicians is required to be inspected at certain intervals. Photo by Melanie Salazar. Melanie Salazar 27TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS “Quality connection, AGE anytime anywhere,” reads a sign in the aerospace ground equipment [AGE] maintenance shop. […]

Xeriscape offers water-friendly option

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The White Dagger tree only flowers once in its lifetime of 10 to 20 years. It is also known as the century plant. Tequila is made from a close relative in Mexico, according to one Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Just because one lives in New Mexico does […]

State to ask for total control of Buena Vista

CNJ STAFF The New Mexico Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday it will go to Curry County District Court at 2 p.m. today asking that the agency be granted permanent receivership of Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker earlier granted the state temporary receivership pending today’s court hearing. In a […]