Latest Cannon Air Force Base Stories

2008-08-05 15:00:35

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Aug. 5--High fuel costs may have grounded private pilots in Clovis but they have played a hand in the increase of passengers flying out of Clovis in the last year, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. And more use of the airport is expected as Cannon Air Force Base receives more personnel as it transitions to a Special Operations Wing and as the city's economy grows, Summers said. The number of passengers flying out...

2008-07-18 12:00:59

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Jul. 18--Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of special operations communications technology. Tethered by cables tied to four metal plates, the inflatable satellite was surrounded by three tents housing millions of dollars worth of communications equipment. The mobile communications unit is the hub of a two-week long exercise at Cannon Air Force Base involving special...

2005-08-26 13:41:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A military review panel voted on Friday to strip New Mexico's Cannon Air Force Base of its F-16 fighter squadrons but keep the base open for a possible future mission. In a 6-1 vote with two abstentions, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission amended the Pentagon's plans to fully close the facility near Clovis, New Mexico, giving it five years' time to lobby for a new mission. The action will move its F-16 jet fighters to other bases, but keep a small Air...

2005-08-21 10:05:50

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commission with veto power over U.S. military base closings is expected to reject some of the Pentagon's recommended cutbacks in final deliberations this week on the fate of hundreds of installations and thousands of jobs. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission may even shutter some bases that the Defense Department wanted to keep open, such as the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia. "We're not going to bless it all,...

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