Monday, January 23, 2012

Cannon In the News

From the Usual USAF Source:
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics Terry Yonkers, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and State Land Commissioner Ray Powell were among many Air Force, State of New Mexico and county officials at the lease signing ceremony on Jan. 18, 2012, in Santa Fe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)
Air Force Receives Land Grant to Expand Melrose Range: The Air Force accepted a land grant of 11,000 acres from the State of New Mexico that will allow Air Force Special Operations Command to expand live-fire ranges and desert and urban warfare training on the Melrose Air Force Range adjacent to Cannon Air Force Base. "It's an honor for me to be here today to accept this very gracious gift," said Terry Yonkers, the Air Force's assistant secretary for installations, environment, and logistics, during the Jan. 18 land-transfer ceremony in Santa Fe. He added, "Ranges and airspace are the lifeblood of our ability to train and be ready to fight those conflicts the nation asks of us." The land gift is valued at approximately $3.2 million. It is the result of a June 2008 memorandum of understanding between the Air Force and New Mexico. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) was one of the dignitaries at the event. (Washington, D.C., release)
Cool.  More s'plosions in the night!


  1. Beware handouts from the government. Of course, "land grant" sounds like something left over from the Spanish days of yore.

    vw: catodeep - where my cat will be if he gets on the counter again.

  2. As if the federales needed to control more land, particularly when the average citizen can't access it

  3. Beware handouts from the government.

    I kinda like the monthly handouts I get from the gub'mint. They do keep body and soul together. But then again, "handout" ain't egg-zactly correct. I earned it.

    Ivan: Your average citizen wouldn't wanna be on the Melrose Range when those AC-130s let loose. And we have MILLIONS of acres of land here in NM exactly like that on the Range, free and accessible.

  4. People don't know this, but if you donate your body to science, and it isn't "average" then you don't end-up on a Gross Anatomy table for students to dissect, you could end-up on a military training battlefield.

    So anyway, those s'posions might just be cadavers...


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