10/30/2012 - Dover Air Force Base, Del. -- Dover Air Force Base has weathered the storm and quickly entering the recovery phase. Colonel James Mercer, 436th Airlift Wing vice commander, has lifted the driving restrictions on Dover AFB for mission essential personnel only.
All group and squadron commanders are requested to instruct their recovery team and facility manager members to proceed to their designated on-base facilities. The teams will inspect their facilities, resources and the base for damage sustained by the storm. The commander's intent is to recieve aircraft by tomorrow.
Currently, Dover AFB is scheduled to return to normal operations by 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31.
Remember, Level 2 Driving Restrictions are in effect for the State of Delaware and will remain in effect until further notice. No motor vehicles should be operated on any road unless operated by essential personnel.
Delaware State Police will permit all military and civilian members to transit to-and-from Dover AFB for official duties. Service members stopped by the DSP should communicate their mission-essential status to the officer.