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  • A crisis of courage

    Before transferring into the Air Force, I served in the Army as an armor officer in an armored cavalry squadron. As a part of the lead element in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, I was a scout platoon leader in charge of 31 men and six Bradley Fighting Vehicles. During my wartime experience, I have seen men who were dynamic leaders in exercises wilt under the responsibilities of combat, and I have seen others step up to the challenge and excel when it mattered most. While we were staged in Kuwait prior to facing the enemy, I was able to witness both extremes of courage.
  • Challenge yourself … Get uncomfortable

    Team Dover … I hope the lights are back on by the time this prints! You’ve had a roller-coaster of a week, and you’ve earned some time off. Take the time for yourself to do nothing at all ... for a bit. Then, get back at it. Take the time to do what you love. Take the time to better yourself. Take the time to brush up on and hone your skills. Most importantly, take the time to get uncomfortable doing it.
  • Balancing operations in congested and contested environments

    Today’s complex security landscape, characterized by an increased rate of technological change and rising great power competition, means the Mobility Air Force (MAF) faces a unique set of challenges. While maintaining the underpinnings of our nation’s power projection is still our critical mission, we find ourselves balancing operations in contested environments with operations in congested environments.
  • "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.
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