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  • Talking turkey: Avoiding cyber blunders

    The holiday season is just around the corner. It’s time to live in the moment with family and catch up with relatives, but it’s also a time for sweet deals on the newest and greatest technology of the year. That’s right – Black Friday shopping is just around the corner!
  • Who do you want to be?

    In any organization, people can feel pressured to conform to a certain mold in order to be accepted by the group. In the Air Force, this is a reality for many, regardless of whether or not their perceptions are founded. Personally, I have always ascribed to just doing my own thing and doing it well. Trust me: we need you more than you need to fit a certain mold.
  • Cybersecurity at Home: Defending the Family

    In today’s increasingly connected world, citizens must be vigilant with which devices they and their families use and how they connect to the web. These devices include standard desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, which are commonplace in almost every American home and office but also include many new “smart” technologies that are becoming more prevalent in society.
  • Cybersecurity and You: Own IT

    Social media, smart devices and phone applications are the new wild west of the 21st century. Websites and apps come and go by the day, with people flocking to each and leaving just as quickly. With each new trend and each new app, comes a bevy of new potential risks to you, the consumer, from malicious actors, such as nation-states, criminal organizations, the lone hacker and companies wishing to harvest your data for profit. The good news, however, is that you can take steps to mitigate risks to you, your family and your data. For this week’s cybersecurity awareness article, we will be discussing “owning” IT and how to secure our social media profiles and maintain our privacy online.
  • Thank you, Team Dover!

    Last January at my commander’s call, I talked about our strategic calendar. At the time, when we looked at September, it was extremely busy … too busy. So, we made decisions to lighten September’s load. We asked Air Mobility Command to move our Unit Effectiveness Inspection, and they did — we had it in May instead of September. We moved our next base exercise from September to the second week of November. This came at a price. For example, we lost a few months of preparation for the UEI, but it did not stop the wing from doing well and earning an “Excellent.” As September approached, the load still was not light enough. The air show and the Air Force Ball in the same weekend proved too difficult; so we modified how we commemorated the Air Force’s birthday, changing it from a ball format to celebrating it in the squadrons and on the flight line the day prior to the air show.
  • Effort + Attitude + Choices = Exceptional Dover Airmen

    The month of July has been a whirlwind, as I have quickly become immersed in Dover Air Force Base’s mission. Every single Airman (Officer, Enlisted, and Civilian) who works at Dover plays a key role in providing and sustaining airlift and aerial refueling across the armed forces in various capacities. I am completely impressed and in awe of how our
  • Relationships matter

    Establishing real and lasting relationships is the key to mission success. The relationships you create here at Dover are crucial, and the bonds you build, both on- and off-base, move the rapid global mobility mission forward – every single day.
  • "West-Dover"

    The next time you look up and see a C-5 flying overhead, know that there are great Airmen – not only at Dover but at “West-Dover” – helping to get it up there.
  • A balancing act

    As we approach the end of our assignment at Dover Air Force Base, our family is overwhelmed with gratitude for the Dover community. When we were assigned to this base, we knew Carlos’ role as a squadron commander was going to be very demanding, and we anticipated the difficulties of juggling his duties with the needs of school-aged children and a professional working spouse. In order to succeed, we had to balance the following priorities: the Air Force’s mission, the needs of squadron personnel, Jen’s career and, most importantly, the values of our family with a focus on our faith. So for any of our fellow Airmen striving to balance military and family life, we’d like to share some of our experiences and express how much we’ve enjoyed being a part of the Dover community, both on- and off-base.
  • How heavy is your backpack?

    During my time at Dover Air Force Base, I’ve seen several squadrons conduct “Ruck Marches” in remembrance of fallen service members. These events allow Airmen to voluntarily put themselves in physically uncomfortable conditions to honor the ultimate sacrifice of others. Despite being challenged with marching long distances with a heavy backpack,