Shoutouts — Nov. 7

Lighthouse Mission Come join the building team for the new Lighthouse Mission shelter. You can help the Lighthouse Mission by donating materials and labor or discounted contract rates. Building Team: • General contractor, Roper Construction • Pad Site, Eastwood Construction • Concrete donation, Don Pool Construction • Concrete finishing, Mercadal’s Construction • Plumbing, Mark Carpenter […]

Cannon airman contributes to mortuary mission

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USAF photo: Jason Minto Airman 1st Class Matthew Bokesch, front right, a public health technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, helps transfer the remains of an airman at Dover Air Force Base, Del. He is part of an eight-airman carry team. By Christin Michaud: Air Force […]

Commentary: EO mantra — All individuals have human dignity, worth

By Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris: Equal Opportunity advisor Typically, no one wakes up in the morning with a plan to derail the mission, fail or be seen negatively. No one wants to feel excluded or uncomfortable. The importance of mission readiness and capability are stressed at every level; from supervisor to commander. Equal Opportunity violations […]

Proposed ordinance would create new zoning designation for Cannon housing

Kevin Wilson If an ordinance is approved next month by the Clovis City Commission, the community could see Mission Homes work on its mission to aid Cannon Air Force Base’s mission. The ordinance is up for approval in the Oct. 21 commission meeting creating planned unit development designation in the city building and zoning codes. […]

Cannon quilters continue mission of making quilts for families of fallen troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adah Dean cuts quilt top pieces to the correct size. Liliana Castillo Operation Homefront Quilts at Cannon Air Force Base has changed its name but not its mission. Joanne and Jessica Porter began the program in Florida but became overwhelmed with the project early this year. Ellen Saccoia-Smith, who organizes […]

Religion feature: Bug love transitions to mission work

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jack Quaif of Clovis applies a tire to a 1973 Volkswagen Bus Monday afternoon at his shop. The vehicle, which was donated by his late friend Lonnie Cross, will be restored and donated to a family in need through the Bugs4Christ organization. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jack Quaif’s life […]

Lighthouse mission seeking donations

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is in need of school supplies for needy in the area, according to a news release. Backpacks are needed for all ages. Supplies are needed for 150 elementary children and 50 middle school and high school students. Supplies needed include pencil boxes, folders, scissors, wide-ruled paper, rulers, crayons, spirals, mechanical […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Cannon opens doors to media

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven members of the media spent the day at Cannon Air Force Base Wednesday. Media Day included a briefing and interview with Col. Stephen Clark. Clark said $1.2 billion will be funneled into Cannon over the next five years. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base received its […]

Cannon showcases mission, aircraft

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Poston, deputy base civil engineer at Cannon, said the base has been under construction almost continuously since 2007. This building will be used for simulators and will be expanded to be a training center, called Simulator City or Sim City, Poston said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Cannon […]

Cannon showcasing mission, aircraft for media

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will be showcasing its mission and aircraft for the media Wednesday, according to a news release. The all-day event will include a special operations mission briefing by Col. Stephen Clark, aircraft displays, a CV-22 flight simulator, a driving tour of the base and a Predator Ground Control Station […]

Weather delays Cannon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Due to inclement weather, non-mission essential personnel

Weather delays Cannon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Due to inclement weather, non-mission essential personnel

Valentine’s Day: Military couples and the mission

By Airman 1st Class Valerie Hosea: 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Valentine’s Day is a day for people to share and show their love for another. For military couples, this day is a day of spent with their loved one or apart because of the mission. The Air Force […]

Delayed reporting for non-essential Cannon personnel

27th SOW Public Affairs Late reporting of 9 a.m. for non-essential personnel Thursday. Mission essential personnel will report as normal.

No reporting for non-mission essential personnel

27th SOW Public Affairs There will be no reporting for non-mission essential personnel at Cannon AFB Thursday due to inclement weather.

Contracting squadron greases the mission wheels

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Gerald Pelfrey, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, points to areas in a laundry room that will be modernized by contracting firm D.W.G. & Associates. By Airman 1st Class James Bell: 27th SOW Public Affairs Although it’s more of a behind-the-scenes career field, Air Force contracting airmen ultimately […]

Mission seeking out soles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Rubio with the Lighthouse Mission organizes the shoes already donated during the mission’s third annual shoe drive. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Each year before the school year starts, the demand for new shoes depletes the Lighthouse Mission’s stores. To restore their ability to help those in need […]

551st SOS reactivated

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather Redman Paul Harmon, left, Air Force Special Operations Training Center commander, presents Lt. Col. Arthur Davis, right, with the 551st Special Operations Squadron guidon during the activation of the squadron as Colonel Arthur Davis assumed command on July 24. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Pledging to continue its […]

After lunar mission, Earth next frontier

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this weekend, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the most famous men on the planet. And they were some 240,000 miles from it. They were circling the lunar surface preparing to set down for what would become one of humanity’s greatest achievements. On Monday, we will […]