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  • Joint team unearths lost service members

    Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and contractors came together in June to search for additional remains from a crash that happened nearly 70 years earlier. On November 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster II, which had 52 passengers and crewmembers aboard, crashed into Mount Gannett while flying from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. At the time, weather conditions prevented an immediate recovery with later search attempts unable to locate the crash site.
  • Where art and science merge

    Histology is the study of tissue and when it comes to determining the cause of death of an individual, looking at their tissue down to the cellular level can be paramount. This is the role of a histotechnichian. “My job is important because without me, cause of death may never be known,” said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Wiedmeyer, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System histotechnichian. “In cases where injury is not apparent, a histological viewpoint could help pinpoint the source of a heart attack or an aneurysm, for example.”
  • AFMES MWD section ensures DoD kennels are meeting the standard

    Deter. To prevent or put a stop to. This is the role of a military working dog. In the narcotics world, these dogs are trained to detect drugs and alert their handlers to deter anyone from bringing illegal substances into the country or onto a federal installation.
  • 436th MDG restructures to enhance readiness

    The 436th Medical Group redesignated two medical squadrons to improve operational readiness for uniformed personnel June 28, 2019. Upon witnessing initial success with Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Secretary of the Air Force directed an Air Force Medical Service reform effort, resulting in the redesignations at Dover AFB. The
  • Air Force JROTC cadets mentored by Active-Duty, Guard, ROTC Airmen

    Sixty-seven Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from five Delaware high schools participated in a six-day Cadet Leadership Course at the Delaware National Guard Bethany Beach Training Site June 16-21, 2019.Air Force JROTC cadets from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Middletown High School in Middletown, Polytech High School
  • Dover: A hub for C-5 engine training

    The sounds of cranking bolts and clanking ratchets filled the air at Detachment 3 during a C-5M Super Galaxy engine-changing course, here. Airmen from the 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 725th Air Mobility Squadron attended the class, which was hosted by the 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 3 – the hub for where Airmen come to train on its engine.