Cannon has new commander

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Col. John Posner, left, and Col. Scott West salute during a change of command ceremony Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. West was vice commander at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Military and community members filled hundreds of folding chairs inside a massive aircraft hangar […]

Cannon commander reassigned

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After almost two years commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. John Posner is leaving March 6 for the Pentagon, officials said this week. Posner has been commanding the base since April 2004, according to Lt. James Nichols of Cannon Public Affairs. Col. Scott West of Spangdahlem Air Base in […]

11/5 Local roundup

Base commander nominated for promotion Col. John D. Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon Air Force Base, has been nominated by President Bush to the Senate for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. The promotion is subject to Senate approval. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Posner is deserving of the promotion. “I wish […]

Reporter’s notebook: Tax-Aide volunteers honored

Lucinda Bonney, program director for the Curry County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, strives to personalize the group’s annual banquet by recognizing a different branch of the 157-member organization. This year, Bonney said, the AARP-Tax Aide volunteers stood out. “It really hit me — they have a real impact on our communities. I never realized […]

Base readies for deployment

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Members of the 523rd Fighter Squad at Cannon Air Force Base check the inventory of their chemical protection gear during the war readiness mobility deployment process Monday morning at the base. By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Hundreds of pilots, airmen and other Air Force officials on Monday geared up for […]

Cannon just like home

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27th Fighter Wing Commander Col. John Posner carves turkey to be served during Cannon Air Force Base’s Thanksgiving dinner Thursday on base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Joshua Webster, 20, has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base for a little over two years. Thursday […]

Air Force flexes its muscle

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Garison Bohler, 2, and his dad Matt Bohler, of Muleshoe, Texas, watch a performance during the 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base. An A-10 Warthog is in the background. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Chilly temperatures and intermittent rain showers at Saturday’s 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air […]

Yates turns over command to Posner

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Lt. Gen. Randall M. “Mark” Schmidt, left, commander of the 12th Air Force, gives command of the 27th Fighter Wing to Col. John D. Posner, center, during Friday’s change of command ceremony. Col. Robert Yates is at right. By Darrell Todd Maurina Leaving offers bittersweet moment for the man in charge. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE […]