A Chief's Welcome

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray dropped by Cannon Air Force Base Sept. 27 and 28 to tour the base and share his senior enlisted wisdom with present and future Air Force leadership. After his day and a half visit to the base, […]

Cannon Varsity Basketball team defeats Dyess

Master Sgt. Robert Evans, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Cannon Air Force Base’s Men’s Varsity Basketball team hit the hardwood Saturday for a double header against Dyess Air Force Base in an early season contest. This year’s team is very young but athletic. Cannon got off to a slow start falling behind 3 to 6, but […]

Court Martial Result

27th Fighter Wing Legal Office Airman 1st Class Daniel Armstrong of the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron pleaded guilty to use of cocaine and dereliction of duty (traveling outside the six hour pass radius without taking leave and underage drinking) in a special court-martial held Sept. 12. A panel of officer court members sentenced him to […]

Court martial results

27th Fighter Wing Legal Office Airman 1st Class Robert Myers, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, pled guilty to distribution and use of methamphetamine on multiple occasions, distribution of marijuana and fraudulent enlistment in a general court-martial held on Aug. 16, 2005. The case arose when a local law enforcement investigation found that Airman Myers was selling […]

Cannon Airman chosen for Thunderbird maintenance team

The Thunderbirds fly above the crowds in this courtesy photo. A Cannon Airman has been chosen for the maintenance team. Melanie Salazar Senior Airman Chris Davidson, 524th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, may not be the most decorated Airman in the Air Force, but his hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I’m not one of those guys with […]

Cops & Courts: Cannon airman court -martialed in sodomy case

CNJ Staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman on Thursday was found guilty of forcible sodomy, indecent assault and distribution of a controlled substance in a general court-martial, according to a press release from Cannon Public Affairs. Senior Airman Donald Tipton of the 27th Medical Operations Squadron was given a dishonorable discharge and sentenced to […]

Cannon airman died of hereditary heart disease

By CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman who died Oct. 23 after playing soccer on base had a hereditary heart disease, Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said Wednesday. Airman 1st Class Brian Kane, 29, of Ireland, died from heart failure and suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, Kok said. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a […]

Cannon airman convicted of rape, indecent assault

Cops and courts An airman at Cannon Air Force Base will spend 18 years in a military prison after a conviction on sex charges, according to the Cannon Public Affairs Office. Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Loyd, a member of the 27th Security Forces Squadron — equivalent to a civilian police force — was found […]

Airman enters guilty plea; breaks down

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airman Basic Anthony E. Thompson, a member of the Air Force’s equivalent to a civilian police department, said he enlisted to serve his country following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. However, in a court-martial Thursday afternoon, he admitted that within two years he was not […]

Cannon cop pleads guilty in court martial

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An airman assigned to the 27th Security Forces Squadron — the Air Force’s equivalent to a civilian police department — pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal drug use. In return, he will receive possible leniency based on his agreement to testify against other airmen, all but one […]

Airman court-martialed

Cops and Courts According to Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs, a member of the base security forces squadron faces 11 months imprisonment, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, and a bad conduct discharge following an Oct. 22 court martial conviction for repeated use of drugs. Airman 1st […]

A bite out of crime

Staff Sgt. Michael Jones is attackd by guard dog Macco during a training exercise Thursday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Security Forces Squadron uses six dogs to help protect and keep the base safe. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Darrell Todd Maurina Now these are guard dogs. While many city police dogs accompany […]

Cannon service member hurt in car crash

Clovis traffic officer Mike Harmer surveys the damage to a Honda Civic after it was hit by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 60/70/84. CNJ staff photo: Rick White Darrell Todd Maurina A Cannon Air Force Base airman was flown to a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a crash that shut down traffic […]

Cannon Airman leads city championship

CNJ staff Cannon Airman Randy Moore rebounded from a bogey on the first hole to shoot a 1-under-par 70 and grabbed the lead after the first round of the Clovis city golf championship Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Moore leads Clovis High standout Travis Reid by a stroke with Jimmy Dominguez and Tom Harden […]

Military Digest

Duran Marine Corps Pfc. Andrew J. Duran Jr. recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is the son of Rosemary and Andrew J. Duran of Clovis and a 2002 graduate of Clovis High School. Grosso Air Force Airman Michael A. Del Grosso […]

Handling complaints

By David Stevens I received a complaint on Sunday from a Clovis High School band parent. She wanted to see a news report about the band’s recent success in a California competition. We knew about the band’s success and a reporter was assigned to write a feature on that topic for last Thursday’s education page. […]

Cannon airman being held in connection with slaying

By Gary Mitchell A Cannon Air Force Base airman is being held in a Wichita Falls, Texas, jail in connection with the February death of a female airman, a Texas newspaper reported last week. Garry M. Little, commander of the Office of Special Investigations at Sheppard Air Force Base, said authorities detained the man Wednesday […]