County Commission hires Global Spectrum to manage Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry Commissioners accepted a six-month contract Tuesday with Global Spectrum to manage the Special Events Center. The contract specifies Global will oversee promotion, function and booking for the center. Dean Dennis of Global said the firm also brings a sister company, Ovations, to

March 13 Honors

The following Cannon master sergeants were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: • Larry Caudill, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Timothy Dunsmore, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Jacqueline Gomez, inbound to the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • George Jones IV, 27 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Scott […]

Nov. 14 Honors

The following airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant: • Kendra Coleman, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Eric Kindle, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Alan Hailey, 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Michael Wilson, 73rd Special Operations Squadron

Cannon airmen selected for promotion

By: 27th SOW Public Affairs The following 105 senior airmen were selected for promotion to staff sergeant: 27th Special Operations Group: • Kirk Riley, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron •

Cannon officers promoted

Cannon Public Affairs The following officers at Cannon have been selected by the Air Force for promotion. To colonel: • Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Lt. Col. Mark Fluker, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group • Lt. Col. Thomas Markland, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala • Lt. Col. Danny […]

27th SOW promotions announced

The following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant: 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Rich Clawson • Chad Kesterson 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron • James Jaramillo 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron • Donna Drummond • Stephanie Leopard • Torrie McCutcheon 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Reymundo Garcia […]

Quick fixes won’t solve gas price problems

By Kevin Wilson To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you know what I like more? […]

Air Force promotion process changing

Air Force News WASHINGTON — Air Force Personnel Center officials recently announced changes to the captain promotion process, which will affect Line of the Air Force officers. Beginning January 2008, active-duty LAF officers will be considered for promotion to captain on a quarterly basis, instead of during the third quarter of each year. “The change […]

Enlisted promotion pace levels out

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Career enlisted members in the Air Force and Navy have drawn surprisingly near to their Army and Marine Corps peers in speed of advancement to higher grades and higher pay. Enlisted promotion data gathered from the four services under the Defense Department show some remarkable changes from fiscal 2000 to […]

101 Cannon Airmen make the grade

Air Force releases list of master sergeant, technical sergeant selectees Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center News Service The Air Force has selected 4,613 of 23,230 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, a 19.85 percent selection rate; and 6,904 of 41,186 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant, a 16.76 percent selection […]

Bill would end officer’s promotion limbo

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate 16 years ago refused to confirm a naval officer’s promotion to captain because of what investigators described as his “peripheral role in the Iran/Contra matter.” The officer had influential supporters and friends. He remains on active duty even today because the Navy keeps his name on its O-6 […]

Q&A: Base commander honored by nomination

Col. John Posner, commander at Cannon Air Force Base was recently nominated for a promotion to brigadier general. Q. How long have you been at Cannon? A. 18 months Q. Could you describe your daily duties? A. There are just under 4,000 people here at Cannon. Most daily duties are handled by the individual units. […]

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 […]

Defense wants officer managing change

By Tom Philpott The Defense Department has asked Congress for authority to test new promotion, pay and retirement policies on four small communities of officers, the results of which could lead to a “revolution” in officer career management, said David S. C. Chu, the Pentagon’s top manpower official. The officer management experiments would involve all […]