Cannon hosts mini-triathlon

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike for 10 kilometers, then running five more probably would not be considered the ideal weekend activity for most people. For nine hardcore athletes, that was just what the doctor ordered on June 23, however, as […]

Canine career

Cannon Connections photo by Andy Delisle Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Richard Crotty assists Staff Sgt. Tanya Perez with an exercise to teach Ben, a military working dog, to protect her while she searches a suspect. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections A high, metal gate opened and Ben stepped into a fenced training area […]

Woof: There it is

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Tanya Perez handles her bomb-sniffing dog, Ben, a 2-year-old German shepherd. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They sniff for explosives or drugs and take down suspects often more than twice their size, all for the chance to have a few seconds with their favorite […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

Best friends honored

The remains of Ben, Aron, Macco and Roy, military working dogs who died earlier this year, rest on a table in remembrance of their duty during a memorial ceremony on April 17. Airman Elliott Sprehe They are the oft-forgotten heroes of the military, serving the same mission, at times, in the same capacity as their […]

Military Feature: Cannon Air Force Base awards bestowed

By CNJ staff The following received awards for outstanding leadership and service last year at Cannon Air Force Base during its 2007 Annual Awards Ceremony held Feb. 10 at The Landing: • Airman of the Year: Senior Airman John Castle, 524th Fighter Squadron. • Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Andrea Lee, 27th Aeromedical […]

Cannon’s finest take awards at 27 FW Annual Awards Ceremony

2nd Lt. George Tobias “2006 was a monumental year for the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing,” Capt. Rebecca Garcia, 27th FW Public Affairs chief told the audience at the 2007 Annual Awards Banquet. The ceremony, held at The Landing, paid tribute to men and women, both Airmen and civilians, for outstanding leadership […]

Welcome home AEF 3/4

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Staff St. Sean Mulcahy, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, embraces his daughter, Sabrina after returning home from a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This deployment has been gone since September. 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Nearly 300 Cannon Airmen returned home Thursday to hugs, handshakes and thank-yous after completing a four-month deployment to Balad […]

All I want for Christmas

Janet Taylor-Birkey An informal survey of Cannon’s middle tier asked the question, “When you were deployed, what would you have enjoyed receiving in a package?” Here are some of the responses we received, ranging from humorous to sentimental, practical to just-for-fun. No federal endorsement implied. Socks (white) Cheap insoles for our boots Plain notepaper/envelopes Batteries […]

ALS more than a change of duty location

Janet Taylor-Birkey The goal of Airman Leadership School, the first portion of professional military education, is simple: to teach Airmen how to be effective supervisors on their way to the noncommissioned officer ranks. “We want to teach these [Airmen] what it is they are really supposed to be doing and to say, ‘These are all […]

Base ready to celebrate Hispanic heritage, culture

Janet Taylor Birkey Cannon’s Cultural Observance Committee is ready for the annual Hispanic Heritage month, running today through October 15. “Right now we have 200,000 Hispanics serving in the military,” said Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Medical Operations Squadron. She said that although being from another country can have its drawbacks, it can also be […]

Church protestors have no place in community

By Freedom Newspapers Hate disguised as righteousness is nothing but the seeds of evil. Evil like this should be understood and ignored. On Monday in Clovis, we will have the chance to do so. An evil group will profanely display itself at the funeral of an Army soldier who died during wartime. Members of Westboro […]

Flags to fly at half-staff

CNJ Staff Robert Paul Kassin memorial service: 2:30 p.m. today at Highland Baptist Church. Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff Monday and Tuesday to honor Clovis Infantryman Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, according to a news release from the governor. Kassin, 29, died July 16 while serving his second tour […]

Cannon Airmen get a taste of life in ‘The Big House’

Master Sgt. Jerry McBride, 27th Operations Support Squadron, sits in the “pokey” at 27th Security Forces as he tries to make bail. $100 was raised in record time, said Sergeant McBride Public Affairs staff report Jail and Bail nets nearly a grand during National Police Week activities The 27th Fighter Wing Security Forces made more […]

Cannon pharmacy keeps meds on the move

Airman 1st Class Charles John, Cannon pharmacy, demonstrates how pharmacists and technicians use recipes to “cook” on the job. Janet Taylor-Birkey On this day, more than 210 prescriptions wait to be filled by the Component Health Care System (CHCS), a computer system for prescriptions at the Cannon pharmacy, and the clinic staff have not seen […]

Military feature: Guard making changes

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The National Guard units in Clovis and Portales hope to double in size in the next two years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Plans are in place that would change the duties of Army National Guard units based in Clovis and Portales over the next two years, from air defense […]

Promoting unit cohesiveness, recognizing individuals

Airman Thomas Trower Cannon Airmen deployed to fight the war on terror and other conflicts around the world can rest easier knowing their families at Cannon can find support at the Family Support Center (FSC). “The main objective of providing assistance to military families is to allow the military member to focus on the mission […]

Enhancing productivity of the installation’s work force

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Routine flight line maintenance keeps Cannon’s F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet at maximum warfighting capability, but the 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase dock keeps that very same fleet on the flight line one or two jets at a time. A phase inspection is an in-depth teardown and close look at the inside […]

Find a stray, stay away

This is the cycle of infection and replication in rabies. (Courtesy of the CDC) Airman Thomas Trower Stray animals may be in need of help, but only professionals should attempt to approach or capture one, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rabies can be transmitted by many mammals such as: raccoons, […]

Lock it up

Airman Thomas Trower Story and photos Do you own any weapons? If so, have you registered them through the 27th Security Forces Squadron? These are two questions that every person assigned to on-base, Chavez Manor or Chavez West housing are asked before being handed the keys to their new home. “When the Security Forces are […]