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  • Dover legend remembered

    You do not have to look far to find African Americans who are engrained in Dover Air Force Base’s history. Many of us drive by the mortuary daily but don’t know the story of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. The facility was originally named in honor of Charles C. Carson, not only because of his contributions to the Air Force but because he was one of us - a member of Team Dover.
  • Pentagon trip excites 436th LRS members

    When I think about the Pentagon, one of the U.S.’s most iconic buildings and its distinctive shape with five equal sides that form the shape the building is known for, I am in awe of the structure and architecture. It’s also the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. Many people might think of it as only a building that has offices where a lot of generals and high-ranking personnel are stationed, and where they make decisions for all branches of the military.
  • The Dover Experience

    Our new wing commander wants us to all understand our Dover Experience, and I am excited to help craft that narrative. He also wants us to find a way to make the experience what we want it to be. I’ve been in command for a year now and I thought I’d share my thoughts on what my Dover Experience has been so far. More than anything else, it has been the people associated with this great base that defined my experience so far.
  • Looking back: From airman basic to squadron commander

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about how I got here. I’m a simple guy who comes from a simple family. Almost 20 years ago I left home for the first time, to join the Air Force as Airman Basic Stermer. I was joining the Air Force and I hadn’t even seen an airplane until I got on one to go to basic training. Now I’m the commander of an aircraft maintenance squadron, a wingman, a father and a husband. I’d love to tell you it was all part of some plan, something I had crafted in the middle of the night that I could be proud of and follow; no such luck. I wouldn’t say it was accidental either, that would take credit away from those who labored, some at great pain because I was stubborn, to make me better.
  • From me to you, thank you

    Greetings teammates. My family and I can hardly believe two years have gone by since our arrival to Dover. We have truly been blessed to be part of Team Dover, and our local community. It is with heavy hearts for us to say goodbye to each of you.
  • Getting to know your Airmen

    “Airpower…because without it—you lose,” Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh III stated in his retirement address. Airpower is not a cyber electron, missile, satellite, space vehicle or aircraft, it is an Airman and every Airman has a story. The Air Force family is made-up of Airmen with diverse backgrounds, focused on how to fly, fight and win. Airmen’s diversity is our strength and to employ this strength as Airmen we must know their story.