CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police joined by a team of Air Force and Army explosive specialists safely transported World War II-era ordnance from Hobbs to Melrose Air Force Range Sunday.
The ordnance was found a week before in White City and was transported to a field just outside the Western Heritage Museum in northern Hobbs to be considered for use as a museum artifact.
Upon arrival on June 11, state police promptly established a safety perimeter around the munition.
State police techs then conducted an initial examination. They suspected it was a U.S.-military munition and called Cannon Air Force Base to render it safe.
Air Force and Army technicians were unable to positively identify the ordnance and instead packaged it for safe transportation to the Melrose bombing range for detonation.
Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com