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  • Engineers garner DoD award

    Dover Air Force Base was recently named the winner of the 2006 Secretary of Defense Environmental Restoration Award. The 436th Civil Engineer Squadron garnered the recognition at Department of Defense level for managing the best Environmental Restoration Program in the DoD. "Earlier this year, Dover

  • Local crew in Calif., to return with Dover's first C-17

    With much anticipation, a combined flight crew from the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings departed Dover Air Force Base Tuesday for Long Beach, Calif., where they will assume ownership of the base' s first C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Boeing Thursday. After years of planning and preparation, the

  • Civilians meet the Air Force world during orientation flight

    Representatives from Delaware law enforcement, education, business, medical and political arenas got a birds-eye view of an air-refueling mission May 17, when they took part in a C-5 Galaxy orientation flight as the new honorary commanders for the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings. The day began with

  • Spirit of the Constitution completes first test flight

    The first C-17 Globemaster III slated for assignment to Dover AFB, the Spirit of the Constitution, completed its first test flight May 14 in Long Beach, Calif. Air Force and Boeing experts completed a series of checks during the flight as part of the final-inspection procedures required to be

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins today

    Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. This is historically the period in which the Air Force experiences the highest number of safety mishaps, particularly during off-duty activities. Increased daylight hours and better weather provide more opportunities for

  • Base employee to receive next Habitat for Humanity home

    The Central Delaware Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has selected Robert and Linda Baldwin as the next recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home in Kent County. Mrs. Baldwin has worked at the Child Development Center here for the past 11 years. "We are excited about the selection of the Baldwins as

  • Heartlink connects spouses with AF life

    Several 436th Airlift Wing military spouses attended Heartlink briefings Tuesday at Chapel 2. "This spouse orientation program educates military spouses about Tricare, Protocol, Legal, Airman and Family Readiness Center and finance," said Sue Holliday, A&FRC community readiness consultant. "It's

  • Team Dover welcomes new commander

    With a brisk salute and four words, "Sir, I assume command," Col. Steven Harrison took command of the 436th Airlift Wing from Col. Sam Cox in a change-of-command ceremony here Tuesday. Colonel Harrison joins Team Dover after serving as the vice commander of the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air

  • ARMS online here, Dover 1st in AMC

    Effective immediately, Dover Airmen will no longer have to make a trip to the Military Personnel Flight to get copies of paperwork filed in their Unit Personnel Record Group. The Automated Record Management System is now loaded with Team Dover's 3,400 UPRGs, a task that took records technicians Mark

  • Services sergeant receives Purple Heart

    Staff Sgt. Huey Harris III, 436th Services Squadron, was awarded a Purple Heart April 27 for wounds suffered during his recent deployment to Afghanistan. Col. Vic Sowers, 436th Mission Support Group commander, presented the medal to the 436th Services Squadron food services technician. The sergeant