Business digest — Oct. 11

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Reames Clovis native awarded medal A Clovis native was awarded the New Mexico Architects Medal during the annual conference for the state’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Tina Reames, a 1986 graduate of Clovis and the daughter of Gerald and Bonita Majewski of Clovis, was awarded the medal that recognizes people who have […]

Col. West assumes command of 27th SOG

USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Col. Kirk Smith, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, hands the guidon to Col. William West 27th Special Operations Group commander, on Sept. 9 at Cannon Air force Base. West formally served as the chief of strategy division for the 609th Combined Air and Space Operations Center. By Airman […]

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Army Ranger

DoD: Spc. David M. Sharp President Barack Obama places the Medal of Honor around the neck of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry July 12 during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded the country’s highest military honor […]

New Mexico native will receive Medal of Honor

U.S. Army photo Army Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry, now serving as part of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga., will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on July 12. Army News Service WASHINGTON — An Army Ranger, who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

Medal of Honor awarded to soldier

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor today to the first living servicemember to receive the distinction for service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. During a White House ceremony, the commander in chief of what he called “the finest military that the world has […]

Medal of Honor recipients launch PSAs

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when suicides among service members continue to rise, America’s Medal of Honor recipients are launching a public service campaign urging today’s military to seek help for post-traumatic stress. The campaign, called “Medal of Honor — Speak Out!,” features nearly 30 video testimonials by recipients who […]

Southwest Cheese takes gold in international cheese contest

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

WASPs awarded Congressional Gold Medal

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski Betty Wall Strohfus, a Women Airforce Service Pilot from Minnesota, sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol March 10. More than 200 WASPs attended the event, many of them wearing their World War II-era uniforms. By Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski: Secretary of the […]

Officials identify more phases for Iraq medal

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Department of Defense officials announced March 10 that additional campaign stars are authorized for wear on the Iraq Campaign Medal. The campaign stars recognize a servicemember’s participation in DOD-designated campaigns in Iraq. Airmen who have qualified for the ICM may display a bronze campaign star on their medal for […]

Don’t believe everything you see

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It was an interesting time to be on Twitter the last few days. Not just for the 140-character reflections on the U.S.-Canada gold medal hockey game, or the one-liners about the Oscars. It was great for the stuff that didn’t happen, too. I noticed a lot of Twaffic and […]

Good Conduct Medal reinstated by Air Force

By Maj. Paul Villagran: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force officials announced Feb. 11 the reinstatement of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal for enlisted members, effective immediately and retroactive to Feb. 6, 2006, when the medal was discontinued. Airmen who are eligible should see an update automatically in their records on […]

July 29, 1918

Phillip D. Cooley of Clovis was awarded a marksman medal and diploma offered by the Winchester Junior Rifle Corp. for his score of 219. … The Clovis Journal reported that George L. Pontz was driving a Buick, which he bought from the Clovis Buick Company. … The Model Grocery advertised its specials with housewives in […]

‘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 […]

Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

Military feature: Bishop

By CNJ STAFF Air Force Lt. Col. Darren L. Bishop has assumed command of the 339th Recruiting Squadron in Clinton Township, Mich., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. A 1980 Clovis High School graduate, he is the son of W.A. and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis. Additionally, he has been decorated […]

Heroism earns former Marine ‘Wall of Heroes’ induction

Thomas Trower The Cannon Airman Leadership School’s Hall of Heroes has recently received a new member to add to its ranks. This was the first time the event was held in the newly named Hall of Heroes room at The Landing. Retired Cpl. Frederick Madera was inducted on Aug.14 at 11 a.m. by ALS Class […]

Class 1A-2A state track capsules

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Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos, left, Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna, middle, and Melrose senior Cedar Rush battle during the District 4-1A track meet last weekend at Fort Sumner. (De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett) CNJ staff A look at this weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Class 1A […]

Bogus medals reprehensible, but not criminal

Freedom Newspapers Perhaps more than a winner, Americans love a hero. Heroes embody qualities we believe represent the best of the American spirit, including the resolve to see something through to the end, battling against fearsome odds and a never-say-die attitude. Our ancestors displayed these qualities as they forged a new nation out of the […]

4/5 Military digest

Baca Army Reserve Master Sgt. John A. Baca is deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners, according to a news release from the Army & Air Force Hometown News. Baca graduated in 1976 from Portales High School, and […]