Monday morning briefing: Chiefs alone, Commander’s Call and rich pitches

Commander’s Call: The Air Force Junior ROTC of Clovis High School will conduct its October Commander’s Call Wednesday at the JROTC drill pad. Cadets will arrive at 7 a.m., with the event starting at 7:15 a.m. Col. Phillip Frazee said there will be a large number of promotions, particularly for the newer cadets. Upcoming commander’s […]

ROTC cadets earn honors

Clovis High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Core held its annual awards ceremony and military ball Saturday at the Landing on Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. Honored were: Cadet Staff Sgt. Victoria Bailey, cadet Staff Sgt. Steven Dornak, cadet Senior Airman Laina Green, cadet Staff Sgt. Jennifer Landry, cadet […]

ROTC should have place on campus

Anita Doberman Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of messages stating that Columbia had exercised true freedom […]

ROTC should have place on campus

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of messages stating that Columbia had exercised […]

Cadets receive real-world training at Cannon

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Thirty Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets repainted a plane, worked at 27th Fighter Wing squadrons and practiced marksmanship skills at Cannon Air Force Base as they became familiar with how the Air Force enlisted and Noncommissioned officer airmen take […]

Junior ROTC wins distinguished award

Reporter’s Notebook The junior ROTC unit at Clovis High School has won a distinguished unit citation, according to Col. Philip Frazee, senior aerospace science instructor at the high school. Frazee received the award May 11 at the Clovis Municipal School Board meeting. “This is the highest award the corps can get,” Frazee said. “It’s a […]

Military Digest 11/3

Wall Air Force Airman Christopher R. Wall has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Elaine Dupree of Clovis. Williams Orrin T. Williams has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. […]

‘Operation Air Force’ offers glimpse into life

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Job shadowing is gaining popularity as more companies give college students the chance to accompany executives or other professional staff for a few weeks during summer vacations to learn by observation what they do each day. That’s a little harder to do in the military. The […]

Volunteers keep rodeo on t rack

By Jack King One night this week Karen McDaniel stayed at the rodeo arena well past midnight getting a veterinarian for a contestant whose horse was coming down with colic. One night last year she and her husband, Cory, stayed until 3:30 a.m., digging up and repairing a broken water line. But, McDaniel said, that’s […]