Article 32 hearing held for Cannon Airman

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals An Article 32 pretrial hearing was held in the 27th Fighter Wing courtroom from June 12 to 14 regarding charges preferred against Airman Basic Edward Novak for the October 2004 death of his wife, Kimberly Novak, in their home on Cannon Air Force Base. Airman Novak, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was […]

Proceedings begin in Cannon case

CNJ staff Proceedings began Monday in a Cannon Air Force Base courtroom to determine if a base airman will stand trial for the homicide of his wife. The hearing comes more than 20 months after Kimberly Novak, 20, was found dead at the base home she shared with her husband and young daughter. She died […]

5/30 Military digest

Madrid Air Force Airman George V. Madrid of Clovis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training […]

Airman artists give base library facelift

A1C Jerry Calalang gives A1C Diana Garcia some suggestions as she paints a mural of the world at the base library. The two 27th Services Squadron Airmen and other Airmen contributed their artistic talens to brighten the library. Janet Taylor-Birkey The children’s area at the Cannon library is getting a mini-makeover. Airmen from the 27th […]

4/26 Military digest

Estrada Army Spec. Nathan N. Estrada has returned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, after being deployed to Afghanistan, according to a news release from Army and Air Force Hometown News Service. A cannon crewmember with two years of military service, he is the son of Margaret Estrada and brother of […]

Warrior Week a response to what is being asked

1st Lt. James Nichols Holy Schnikey’s!! That was the thought that ran through my head as I sat through the convoy briefing during last week’s Warrior Week. This was in response to the realization of what our country was asking of today’s Airmen. This thought would repeatedly run through my mind as I continued my […]

Cannon volunteers mentor nation’s future

Janet Taylor-Birkey Stationed on the high plains of eastern New Mexico, some Airmen may fume and complain there is nothing to do. But something must be happening somewhere nearby to keep more than 500 Cannon volunteers in demand. “I tell them if they’re bored to come visit me. I’ll keep them busy,” said Ellen Saccoia-Smith, […]

Cannon Airman charged

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Criminal charges were preferred against Airman First Class Edward M. Novak for the October 2004 death of his wife, Kimberly S. Novak, in their home on Cannon Air Force Base. Airman Novak, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was charged with murder and child abuse. The next stage of the military justice […]

‘Honor with dignity’’

Senior Airman Carole Brabham Pride, professional mark of Cannon Honor Guard They go about their duty with silent professionalism, whether it is a change of command, a sporting event or a full honors funeral for a revered community leader. All enlisted and commissioned members represent the military, but the Airmen of Cannon’s Honor Guard say […]

Airmen train to get it right

Senior Airman Carole Brabham Practice makes perfect for elite Cannon team Clearly visible while practicing drills and various maneuvers just off D.L. Ingram Blvd. with rifles, caskets or flags, the Airmen of Cannon’s Honor Guard are, without question, on display. They perform in on-base and off-base ceremonies, representing the military by themselves or joined with […]

There are no degrees of separation in combat

Maj. David Nicholson Are Airmen Warriors? We are at war. In case you need a reminder, just tune your TV to any news channel and it won’t be long before you hear about the latest military operation launched or the current U.S. body count. Most of the press centers around the Army and Marines, as […]

Coming to America

Airman 1st Class Yi Liu, 27th Services Squadron, returned to Cannon following a deployment to Qatar. Airman Liu came to the United States from China two years ago, became a citizen and hopes to become a Chinese linguist for the Air Force. Mr. Greg Allen Airman answers opportunities’ knocks offered by her new country, Air […]

2/22 Military digest

Light Air Force Airman Lainey C. Light has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of LaRene Whitehead of Portales. The airman is a 2004 graduate of Portales High School. Workheiser Air Force Airman Jason M. Workheiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland […]

Article 15 results

An airman first class from the 523rd Fighter Squadron received a reduction to airman and a reprimand for being incapacitated for duty due to consumption of alcohol and failure to go to his appointed place of duty. A staff sergeant from the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron received a suspended reduction to senior airman, forfeiture of […]

2/4 Hometown heroes

Rodriguez Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Ernest S. Rodriguez is a member of the 115 Area Support Group based in Roseville, Calif. The group has deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rodriguez, an automated logistical specialist, has served in the military for 23 years. He is the son of […]

Airman guilty of Assault

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report Senior Airman James Reshke, 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, was found guilty of indecent assault by a general court-martial Jan. 9 to 14, 2006. Reshke was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for one year, reduction to Airman Basic and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

Airman’s Attic a treasure trove of deals

Janet Taylor-Birkey The Airman’s Attic, in Building 1249 on Arcadia Ave., carries just the kind of things one might expect to find on a treasure hunt. While there probably will not be antiques and such, someone may find the item they’ve been looking for and at a price that is too good to pass up, […]

Cannon Airman to audition for Tops in Blue

Airman Thomas Trower One of Cannon’s finest has been selected to audition at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for Tops in Blue. Airman 1st Class Chonte Walker, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected from hundreds of applicants to audition for the Air Force performing arts program. This is an elite entertainment showcase program that tours […]

Clovis High grad completes training

CNJ staff Air Force Airman Adam W. Helm graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Helm is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. He is the son of Jeffry Helm of Clovis. His six-month military training included mission, organization, and military customs studies. In addition, he received special training […]

Career Job Reservation essential for retention

MSgt Gary Thurman The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain force shaping. It is used to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. Headquarters for Air Force Personnel Command (AFPC) manages Air Force specialties by controlling first-term reenlistments in each specialty […]