27th Fighter Wing history spans four decades of service

Men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing form a 27 in front of F-111 jets on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base.F-111’s were at Cannon from 1960 until 1999. courtesy 27th Fighter Wing Historical Office (Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series) The history of the 27th Fighter Wing spans […]

Clovis Guard commander touts new mission as civilian-job friendly

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Trailers at the National Guard Armory on Tuesday are prepared to be shipped to Gallup, Santa Fe and Las Cruces to clear out space for new equipment to aid in the new water distribution mission. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The new commander of Clovis’ National Guard said the skills […]

Leave it better than you found it with AFSO-21

Maj. Matt Powell Two years ago I wrote an article for the Mach Meter and advised readers to “Leave it Better Than You Found it.” To support that advice I described the following scenario: You just arrived in your new shop at your new base of assignment. You walk in on your first day, full […]

William D. “Bill” Ohr

Date of birth: Nov. 11, 1921 Dates of service: Aug. 27, 1942, to Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Portales Theater and location of service: Europe Branch: U.S. Army Rank: Private First Class Unit and specialty: 574th Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion Lives in: Monroe, Mich. Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Ohr had been working on the family […]

District attorney’s briefing from Dec. 19

Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that the investigation of the homicide of Laura McNaughton continues to progress. Over the weekend, detectives from Ninth Judicial District Major Crimes Unit conducted additional interviews and also collected additional items of evidence. Said items will be delivered to the New Mexico Crime Lab today for further […]

Police briefing from Dec. 16

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation into the homicide of 30 year-old Laura McNaughton. To further update the media, please be advised that approximately four additional search warrants were served in Curry County today. This makes approximately twenty search warrants that have been served throughout […]

James Woodrow Lee, Louis Kendrick

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woodrow Lee Date of birth: Sept. 30, 1916 Dates of service: January 1943 to June 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and […]

George Hicks

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Hicks Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1924 Dates of service: April 1945 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Reporter’s notebook: National Guard unit comes home for holidays

These soldiers made it home just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. After 14 months spent in the nation’s capital, members of the 1-200th Air Defense Artillery Battalion arrived Wednesday in Fort Bliss, Texas, according to their battalion commander, Lt. Col. Daniel Alvarez. They received a four-day pass to visit their family and friends, he said. […]

Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford Date of birth: May 19, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Raids yield guns, cash

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A year-long federal drug investigation that resulted in 14 arrests earlier this month produced an undisclosed amount of cash, but only a small amount of illegal drugs, court records show. Officials said the lack of drugs seized will have no impact on the prosecution of the case, which they’ve […]

Ernie K. Shuey , Charles “Ed” Edward Kirksey

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ernie K. Shuey Date of birth: July 31, 1917 Dates of service: October 1941 to August 1945 Hometown: Muskingum County, Ohio Lives in: Clovis […]

Cecil Bunch, Frank Phillips

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Cecil Bunch Date of birth: Dec. 19, 1923 Dates of Service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Lindsay, Oklahoma Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: […]

Sylvia Compton, Bill Toliver

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Sylvia Compton Date of birth: Dec. 16, 1921 Dates of service: May 1943 to September 1944 Hometown: Texico Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Marcel Ozdowski, Joe Olona

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Marcel Ozdowski Date of birth: July 25, 1917 Dates of service: 1940 to 1945 Hometown: Virginia, Minn. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Local combat veteran honored on ALS Wall of Heroes

Col. (ret) Gabriel Bartholomew is presented with a shadow box by the Airman Leadership School students and members of the 27th Fighter Wing, friends and family. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon’s Airman Leadership School inducted another in a growing number of local combat veterans to its Wall of Heroes in a ceremony Oct. 28 at […]

James “Bud” Shipley, Eugene “Tooter” Fish

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James “Bud” Shipley Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Glenn D. Spell, Ben Luck

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Glenn D. Spell Date of birth: June 26, 1926 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Melrose Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Clinton D. Harden Sr.

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Clinton D. Harden Sr. Date of birth: July 11, 1918 Dates of service: April 10, 1943 to December 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Paul Huerta, Charles Echols

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Paul Huerta Date of birth: June 29, 1917 Dates of Service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: […]