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  • 18th AF CC visits Dover

    Maj. Gen. James A. Hawkins toured Dover Air Force Base March 2. While this was not the general's first visit to Dover, it was his first here as the 18th Air Force commander. "My dad was a Chaplain here in 1969 for his first assignment," said General Hawkins. "So, I was a freshman in college at the time. A lot has changed since then." He made visits
  • Two weeks to three days; MDG initiates Smart Ops 21 principles

    For the last year, the 436th Medical Group has applied a program many people would associate with maintenance personnel. LEAN, 6 Sigma and Continual Process Improvement are all programs the Air Force has introduced into the maintenance career fields over the years. Now, the aptly named Smart Ops 21 program has encompassed all three of these ideals,
  • Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Visit tests Dover

    After two intense weeks of scrutiny, the Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Visit team wraps up their inspection this morning with outbriefs at the Base Theater here. Aircrew members from the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings have been preparing for this inspection for months, with part of the build-up including spot-flight evaluations prior to the
  • Remembering Heroes: Delaware celebrates 6th Annual Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Crowded between B-17 and C-47 aircraft, a diverse audience comprised of both military and civilian from nearly all backgrounds gathered to honor America's most distinguished heroes. They all came together to honor and celebrate the 14 Medal of Honor recipients from the first state at the Delaware Medal of Honor Historical Association's Sixth Annual
  • Safely enjoy the Fourth of July

    With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, many will travel outside the local area and almost everyone will enjoy the fireworks or other activities surrounding Fourth of July celebrations. While you're having fun, remember some simple safety precautions to avoid a tragedy this holiday. Driving If you are planning to drive a long distance, ensure you
  • Dover civilian wins AF award

    Team Dover recently welcomed a new member to the 436th Services Squadron - Brian Roush, deputy commander. Now, Team Dover gets to celebrate with him for winning a prestigious award that he received for service during his last assignment. Roush was recently selected as the 2005 Lt. Gen. Norm Lezy Services Award recipient. The Air Force-level award
  • Seventeen people recover after surviving C-5 crash

    Seventeen people are in various stages of recovery after surviving a C-5 aircraft crash less than a mile from Dover Air Force Base's southern perimeter Monday. The crew was listed in the following conditions as of Thursday morning: Capt. Brian Lafreda, 326th AS, fair at the Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Del.; Lt. Col. Robert Moorman,
  • C-5 mishap investigated

    As emergency crews responded to the scene of the C-5 mishap April 3, another group sprang into action with a different goal in mind - help collect critical evidence. Safety officials from the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings almost immediately set out to convene an interim safety board, made up of Team Dover members, in an effort to keep the scene
  • NCOs see big picture at AMC's Phoenix Stripe

    As a junior NCO, I don't regularly get the opportunity to discuss important Air Force issues with Air Mobility Command's commanding officer, and I'd venture to say, there are not many NCOs that get such a chance either. Along with speaking with their major command or MAJCOM commander, there are probably even less NCOs that can say in the same week
  • Dover Airmen stabilize C-5 crash site for Safety Investigation Board

    When Senior Master Sgt. Drwight Davis, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief on duty, responded to an emergency notification April 3, he wasn't sure what to expect. "Anytime you see an aircraft not sitting on its wheels, it is worse than you expected," said Sergeant Davis. More than twenty firefighters arrived to find a downed C-5 Model B broken
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