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  • Friendly reminder for child safety and base supervision guidelines

    Team Dover families and caregivers are reminded that following established base guidelines will help keep Eagle Wing children safe through the summer months.
  • Plan ahead, and safely conquer summer!

    The summer season has officially kicked off … barbecues, beach trips, and permanent gridlock from Annapolis to Dewey Beach. As we tackle our weekends, we are warned of the imminent dangers that summer poses. We’ve read, watched and listened to lectures on how to be safe during these critical days. To be honest, summer safety is no different than being safe throughout the year … It often comes down to preparation. One of the safest things we can do is to not barbecue or travel to the beach, opting to stay inside and watch reruns of Game of Thrones or Dr. Pimple Popper. Fortunately, this is not our reality, and there are a few simple steps we can take to conquer summer … safely.
  • Talking Politics? Know Your Limits

    Today’s political climate is, to say the least, spirited and vivacious. Whether it’s conversations around the dinner table, on the sidewalk downtown or at your weekly ukulele club meeting, politics seem to have taken center stage. No matter your political leaning, it is important to remember that all military personnel and civilian employees are required to follow DoD and Air Force Regulations concerning involvement in political activities.
  • The power of the NCO

    I began my Air Force career as an enlisted Airman, and I oftentimes reflect on the leaders who have impacted me, both personally and professionally, during those early years of my career.
  • Define your "Dover Experience"

    When Airmen get their assignments to Dover, many may have to Google “Dover” just to find out where it is on the map. In addition to learning where Dover is located, many also learn about the “Dover Experience.” When I first heard the term, I did not really understand it; but now that I have lived it, the “Dover Experience” has become more meaningful to me. I see the “Dover Experience” as a combination of the countless unique opportunities Dover Air Force Base and our Dover community bring to those who live and work here. The various events our Dover Airmen attended this past weekend showcase this. Before leaving for the weekend, I enjoyed a fantastic First Friday at the Landings with Team Dover Airmen. This was no ordinary First Friday as we had a few extra visitors. NASCAR race cars were on display, and all attendees enjoyed a free event with country singers John Rich and Cowboy Troy. As I watched Master Sgt. Jesus Revilla and Master Sgt. Scott Priputen accompany John Rich on guitar and drums, respectively, in the background, I knew this would be a special experience they would never forget. Then, on Saturday, I donned my colonial garb, and as Caesar Rodney, I joined my fellow Airmen as they participated in and enjoyed the Dover Days Parade. My wife and I had the opportunity to serve as reviewing officials, and it was a blast! In the reviewing stand, I had the honor of accompanying Delaware Gov. John Carney and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. Throughout the day, I was able to see firsthand how the Dover Mayor’s phrase of “Dover is Dover Air Force Base, and Dover Air Force Base is Dover” is absolutely true. As I watched the parade, I could not help but notice the level of involvement from our Dover AFB Airmen and their families. I saw our very own Dover AFB Honor Guard marching. I saw our Airmen and their families in the parade, integrated into the community organizations on display or enjoying the event as spectators in the crowd. What an incredible display of the long-standing partnership we share with our community!
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Similar to the Air Force core values, I had learned some comparable values as a Pacific Islander. There is much to appreciate about our people, whether it be my sisters and brothers from Tonga, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, China, Japan, etc. We all have values from our individual islands, countries and ancestors that bridge together differences and help us make sense of daily life together. Almost three decades ago, U.S. President George H. W. Bush signed legislation to designate the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage month. It is a holiday to remember past contributions and to celebrate our nation’s Asian American Pacific Islanders. This month is especially significant for me because I do come from that ethnic background.
  • NEVER FORGET: Holocaust Remembrance Day

    We have invited one of the last Holocaust survivors alive today to speak to us about his story and to share his life lessons with us. In this very same month of April, Chaim Grossman was liberated from Auschwitz by American forces in 1945 and subsequently moved to Israel. He served in the Israeli Air Force and was a copilot and an electrical engineer. Eventually, he immigrated to the United States, where he has lived as a proud American ever since. Grossman was invited to our base and is commuting all the way from New York City to show his appreciation to all the Airmen of Dover AFB and to share his experiences with us. By attending, you will learn from him, show solidarity with your fellow Airmen and truly be a part of us never forgetting our past. To hear Grossman speak, please join us at 2 p.m. on April 30, 2019, at the Air Mobility Command Museum, and seize this rare opportunity to participate in one of the last Holocaust remembrance events to feature a Holocaust survivor.
  • Recovering from sexual assault: help is within reach

    “I was raped, Emily … And I’m ready to talk about it.” I can still hear the crisp determination in my college friend’s voice over the phone as she spoke words I had never heard from someone so close to me. I listened to her, in shock.
  • AFOSI seeks top-quality Airmen

    The majority of the Air Force correlates the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) with criminal investigations; however, AFOSI is much more than a criminal investigative organization. AFOSI is a federal law enforcement and investigative agency that operates throughout the full spectrum of conflict in numerous domains, conducting criminal investigations and providing counterintelligence services. AFOSI’s mission is to identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government.
  • BEDROCK: It only takes a SPARK …

    If pressed, every Airman could likely create a list of “pain points” they suffer in their day-to-day jobs – in other words: things that suck. It could be the hours a day your team spends inventorying thousands of tiny parts that collectively aren’t worth much more than a reflective belt. Maybe you spend your afternoons transferring data between two different spreadsheets or manually transcribing meetings because … Well, it’s always been done that way. Perhaps, your government-issued tablet keeps falling and breaking expensive things. Regardless of the problem, you suspect there’s a better way; BEDROCK – Dover’s SPARK hub – is here to help.
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