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  • First sergeant wins award twice

    It is a huge accomplishment to win the 18th Air Force First Sergeant of the Year award. Imagine winning it twice in a row. That is exactly what Master Sgt. Jeff Gilbert, 436th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, of Dover Air Force Base, Del., did.The 18th Air Force First Sergeant of the Year award

  • Focus on FSS: The award- winning inn

    Whether staying at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for a few days or a few months, guests are treated to one of the Air Force's best lodging facilities.The Eagles' Rest Inn, Dover AFB's lodging facility, has won numerous awards including the 2011 and 2012 Air Mobility Command Innkeeper of the Year as

  • Operation Tech Swap

    Everyday Team Dover's mission is delivering today's airlift and forging tomorrow's leaders. The fastestOne way to do that is by replacing old worn computers with new, faster and more secure computers with implementation of new technologies.Airmen at the 436th Communications Squadron are upgrading

  • 18th Air Force: A Legacy of Excellence

    Although a divide of more than six decades separates them from the founders of their command, today's 18th Air Force Airmen continue to embody the same motto: "expedite!"Signifying a commitment to excellence in the successful and rapid completion of the command's worldwide air mobility mission, the

  • Contracting: catalysts for combat, construction and commodities

    There are many jobs in the Air Force but one that is probably overlooked, because people don't understand it, is contracting.Contracting is responsible for obtaining supplies, services, construction and anything that is not done by a government employee. They do supply and anything it takes for

  • Dirty jobs of the AF

    Not all Air Force jobs are pleasant but they must be done. For the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, fleet services is the dirtiest job. There are two sides to fleet service, dirty fleet and clean fleet. Each side is important for the comfort of the passengers and the crew, even though the jobs can be

  • Supporting the Mission

    In the early days of the military horses were the main power source to move large amounts of cargo and personnel, but now that work goes to modern vehicles with many times more capacity, reliability and durability.Team Dover has a total of 31 aircraft; 13 C-17 Globemaster III 18 C-5 Galaxy, and 886

  • Battling Back: One Senior NCOs road to recovery

    Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have been two topics of great discussion recently, thanks to the debate going on in the National Football League and the recovery of veterans as they return home from the war in Afghanistan.One person who has experienced both and is on the

  • Taking life one touch, one step at a time

    Imagine having to relearn all the things you learned as kid; how to eat, how to walk, how to talk. Imagine how frustrated and devastated you would be.That's exactly what happened to Airman 1st Class Lori Cord, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, when she acquired a rare illness in late

  • Maintainers, operators walk a mile in each other’s shoes

    Two groups of Airmen recently learned about how the other half lived during a cross utilization experiment.Maintainers and operators participated in an ops-maintenance immersion program on the flight line here Jan. 14-18.The purpose of the program was to build stronger relationships between