Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Day trip: Museum to be dedicated

Courtesy photo This crew won a bombing competition in 1955 at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. The base closed June 30, 1967.

Event: Remembering Walker Air Force Base opening and dedication of the Walker Aviation Museum.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 18.

Location: Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, located on the Roswell Industrial Air Center, Roswell. Take U.S. 70 from Clovis through Portales, Elida and Kenna. When you reach U.S. 285 at the overpass, go south through town. When you enter RIAC, stay south on U.S. 285 and follow the signs to ENMU-R Performing Arts Center.

What is it? The opening and dedication of the Walker Aviation Museum. Open to the public. Festivities include a dedication ceremony, a monument viewing in honoring men and women who served at Walker Air Force Base, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a reception afterwards.

What you can see here? Keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Chris Adams, former chief of staff of Strategic Air Command and former associate director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexico Military Institute Regimental Band will perform and Roswell Mayor Del Journey will read a proclamation.

What ages is this best suited for? All

How much does it cost? Free

Information: Judy Armstrong 575-622-9218 or