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Airman Mark Rocha, 436th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, performs a preflight inspection of night vision goggles May 23, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. AFE technicians perform routine inspections, repair and test NVGs and other flight equipment. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss) Behind the scenes with Dover AFE
Most people see an Airman with a smiling face seated behind a four-by-five foot counter, but what happens behind closed doors is a much different scene. The area is filled with parachutes, inflatable life preservers, oxygen masks, night vision goggles, chemical gear and escape slides; all lifesaving gear that gets inspected and repaired by Aircrew Flight Equipment technicians.
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, afflicting nearly 5.4 million Americans annually, more than every other type of cancer diagnosis combined. Early diagnosis is an important factor, which contributes greatly to the degree of health effects. Performing a self-exam at least once a month has been shown to aid in early diagnosis. When examining, individuals should look for changes in symmetry, borders, color and size of moles or skin spots, which could indicate the presence of melanoma. If any of these indicators are present, individuals are urged to create an appointment with their primary healthcare provider. (Courtesy graphic) It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Learn how to protect yourself
If you had to guess which type of cancer is the most common in the U.S., which one would you choose? Breast cancer? Lung or prostate cancer? Actually, every year, 5.4 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. — that’s more than every other cancer type combined. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to learn a little about skin cancer, what to look for and how to protect yourself.
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Default Air Force Logo Optometry Clinic commemorates Healthy Eye Month with daily tips
May is Healthy Eye month, so the Dover AFB Optometry clinic has a few tips for keeping your eyes in their best condition.
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Default Air Force Logo Protect yourself from identity theft
With challenging schedules, difficult jobs, and frequent relocation and travel, military members are especially vulnerable to identity theft. Identity theft occurs when your personal information is taken and used without your permission.
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Staff Sgt. Justin Stoudt, 436th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control air traffic controller, poses for a portrait April 23, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Stoudt was selected as a recipient of the Lt. Gen. Gordon A. Blake Aircraft Save Award for his outstanding performance while assisting a pilot who declared an in-flight emergency in October 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss) RAPCON Airman saves aircraft, crew
Flying from Saratoga Springs, New York, to West Palm Beach, Florida, should’ve been a simple flight for the seasoned pilot. Strong head winds called for lower altitudes during the trip, but in 22 years of incident-free flying, he was about to experience a first.
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Karlo, a 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, attacks the arm of Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, during a training demonstration, April 11, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Logano experienced the biting power of Karlo, an 80-pound military working dog, under the watchful eyes of Staff Sgts. David Bischoff, MWD handler (left), and Dominque Singleton, MWD trainer, both assigned to the 436th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Joey Logano makes a fast lap around Dover AFB
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, landed at Dover AFB April 11, 2018, for a short tour showcasing the day-to-day teamwork and capabilities of Team Dover.Logano’s stop in Dover, Delaware was associated with NASCAR’s Victory Tour, where drivers are paired with particular race tracks such as the Dover
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Chief Master Sergeant Anthony W. Green Team Dover welcomes new command chief
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Green joined Team Dover’s 436th Airlift Wing March 26, when he assumed the command chief position. As such, he serves as the senior enlisted member on the installation and represents the needs of the enlisted force.
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Tamara Rose Olson-Harper, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, speaks during the military spouse education and employment panel March 7, 2018, during the second annual Spouse Symposium at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The speakers, who represented several agencies that typically hire military spouses, spoke about the value of education and job experience when seeking new employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne) Spouse Symposium prepares Team Dover spouses for job hunt
Members of Dover AFB hosted the second annual Spouse Symposium March 7, 2018, intended to help spouses find gainful employment in the local area. Approximately 40 spouses and 20 local employers attended the event.
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Default Air Force Logo Team Dover’s Med Group advises on how to combat flu, stay ready
“Influenza activity increased again according to the latest FluView report,” according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report published last week. “All U.S. states but Hawaii and Oregon continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of states experiencing high influenza-like illness activity increased to 43 states plus New York City, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.”
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Professional athlete, Herschel Walker, speaks to Airmen Dec. 5, 2017, at the 436th Aerial Port Squadron on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Walker shared stories of his personal struggle with mental health and told the Airmen it’s ok to seek help. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne) Herschel Walker: Champion of mental health
Professional athlete, Herschel Walker spent two days with the Airmen of Team Dover Dec. 5-6, 2017, regaling his audiences with movie references, anecdotes and life experiences to raise awareness for the importance of mental health.
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