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  • Routine eye exam, rare diagnosis

    I recently made an appointment with the optometrist on base. It was my first eye exam in more than 10 years, and it couldn’t have been better timing.
  • Exciting Times to be an Airman

    Reflecting back on the last decade of the Air Force, just like everything in life, there have been a few highs and lows. However, I believe this is a very exciting time to serve in the United States Air Force. We are focusing on re-growing the force, developing our Airmen, and transforming our service; and the exciting part is that each and every
  • First Impressions of Dover

    You only get one opportunity to make a first impression and Dover has hit it out of the ballpark! My family and I have been extremely impressed with our first few weeks at Dover. The mission of the 436th Airlift Wing is to “deliver excellence,” which I assumed directly related to the amazing mission of our outstanding maintenance and operations
  • Behind the badge: a behind-the-scenes view of Security Forces

    I headed out for Dover AFB at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, to spend the day with members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron in the hopes of gaining a better appreciation for what they do each day to safeguard the installation. As I drove along the empty streets in the dark, predawn hours, I really wondered why I volunteered to join the Airmen for their 13-hour shift. I wasn’t even really sure what I’d be doing, but I just had a feeling it’d be a lazy Sunday
  • Dover is a special place

    “Dover is a special place.”This was the phrase most spoken two years ago as our family prepared to join Dover Air Force Base. It didn’t take long to understand the true meaning. Nestled in rural Delaware alongside the capitol city of Dover and its quaint downtown area—the seat of our great nation’s founding—amidst several metropolitan areas, scenic
  • Deployed Airmen’s families not alone

    Free food, energized children, and an assortment of activities set the tone for the quarterly Deployed Families Dinner co-hosted by the 436th Medical Group and the Airman and Family Readiness Center April 19th, 2018, here.
  • If Alcohol Could Talk

    The Airmen Committed to Excellence Council moto for this year is “Seize Your Moment,” and that’s exactly what we did for the month of April. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and we, as student leaders, decided to educate our peers through a self-development class.
  • National African American/Black History Month Events

    According to Malcolm Forbes, “Diversity [is] the art of thinking independently, together.” Diversity is a key strength that sets the United States and its military apart from most other parts of the world. Unique perspectives aid in constructive and well-rounded decision making. National African American/Black History Month is a time to celebrate a
  • Maintaining the Dream: The Reality of Freedom

    The year 2018 marks the 70th since Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. entered the nearby Crozer Theological Seminary. A young Martin Luther King, Jr. enrolled at Crozer in 1948 and graduated in 1951 with a doctorate degree. Over the course of just a few years, King not only gained valuable academic training, but through his work within religious
  • Happy New Year from the Team Dover Dental Team

    Greetings and Happy New Year Team Dover,As many of you know, your Dental team held a Town Hall Dec. 9, 2017, to discuss the changes to your benefits associated with the change of your TRICARE Dependent Dental Insurance from MetLife to United Concordia. Since not all were able to attend and get the information first hand, I thought I'd share the
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