Feb. 13, 2008 Military Update

Martinez Army National Guard Pfc. Andrea L. Martinez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Ramona Martinez of Clovis. Martinez is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School.

Education Feature: Inmates focus on further education

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Krystal Sanchez of Clovis works on a poem she is writing for Palabras, a Clovis Community College online publication that showcases art and writing. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Krystal Sanchez typed the words of her poem carefully on the computer. Her poem about “thug life” will go in […]

Dec. 12, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Gomez Army Pvt. Gonzalo Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Gomez is the son of Maria Gomez of Clovis. Hyre Navy seaman recruit Jeffrey W. Hyre, son of Patrice and Steven Hyre of Clovis, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training […]

Military Digest: Lucio

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Seliciano and Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Davis Air Force Airman Harley E. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, […]

Oct. 10 Military Digest

Olivas Army National Guard Pvt. Manuel Olivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the nephew of Michael Pena of Portales. Olivas is a 2003 graduate of Portales High. Hernandez Army Pvt. Xavier Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is […]

Military Digest: Drake

Army Pvt. Marcus D. Drake has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army and Air Force News Service press release. He is the son of Janis Bayle of Clovis. Drake is a 2007 graduate of a high school program at Clovis Community College.

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Military Digest: Cristan

Army Pvt. Joseph J. Cristan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Priscilla Ortega and brother of Mellisa Wiseman, both of Clovis. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, […]

Legislation sweetens pot for 2007 pay hikes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The 2007 defense authorization bill, which the president is expected to sign this month, will bring better pay and benefits to large segments of the military community. Drilling reservists who lack affordable health care coverage will be pleased. So will medical scholarship students seeking stipend increases. Others will be upset […]

Black education not an easy ordeal

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Let’s look at the recent “Nation’s Report Card,” published annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Nationally, in reading, only 13 percent of black fourth graders, and 11 percent of black eighth graders, score as proficient. Twenty-nine percent achieve a score of “basic,” which is […]

Military pay table should be redesigned

Tom Philpott: Military Update The military’s basic pay table should be redesigned so that service members promoted faster than their peers have a pay advantage that lasts not for a year or two but through their careers. That’s one of the key findings of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation, a seven-member panel of […]

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 […]

Plan would allow earlier retirement

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Today’s military members serve under the traditional 20-years-or-bust retirement plan, which has been prized by generations of retirees. That plan isn’t going away for the current force. But a new plan might be offered as a voluntary option, promising at least some retirement benefits to many members who don’t expect […]

Aviation only part of regimen for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Cadet Col. Michael Roper, 17, practices spinning his rifle Tuesday outside Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As a sophomore at Clovis High School, Michael Roper enrolled in a course he thought was about aircraft and flight. He didn’t know he’d be wearing a uniform and embarking on […]

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 […]

2/4 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.

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 […]

3/31 Education Digest

Workshop set for NMTA exam There will be NMTA Basic Skills Workshop on Friday for college students preparing for the New Mexico Teacher Assessment Basic Skills Exam. This one-day study prep is from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clovis Community College, room 413. Topics of discussion are: Test taking anxieties, composition and grammar, mathematics […]

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 […]