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  • 2019 Year in Review

    As I work with the movers to pack my house, it has given me time to reflect on my Dover experience. I can honestly say this assignment has been the highlight of my career, and my family and I will greatly miss Dover. A large part of that is due to the community which surrounded us over the past year

  • 436th EOD team protects, supports base, local area

    Several explosive ordnance disposal technicians watch an object from behind a blue-green chain-link fence. A small flame emerges behind the device, and a cloud of smoke forms. Moments later, fire spits out as the object ruptures, sending a thud into the earth and kicking up a plume of dirt. The

  • Security forces Airmen protect, secure during school dismissal

    Doors swing open, and a flood of kids pour out onto the sidewalk, buzzing about as they depart for the rest of the day. Some gather in groups to converse as others use bikes or their own two feet to return home.The end of August marks the beginning of the academic year for schools on base, causing

  • Cadets earn their wings in AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy

    A total of 23 cadets, enrolled in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Air Force ROTC, descended upon Dover, Delaware to attend the eight-week AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy held at Delaware State University, June 17 through August 8, 2019.The AFJROTC Flight Academy is a bold

  • Fit to fight: redesigning aircrew flight equipment for females

    Over 60 female aviators from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy gathered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis to have their measurements taken. Across all of the U.S. military branches, flight equipment is in the process of being redesigned to find a better fit for females.

  • Warrior Fitness: Forging elite fitness

    In January 2018, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated, “Our first line of effort emphasizes that everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military.”One noncommissioned officer believes Mattis’ statement includes being fit to fight.Tech. Sgt. William “Bradley” Martineau,

  • C-5M maintainers learn on upgraded legacy trainers

    Aircraft Electrical and Environmental System maintainers from the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 3, here on base, are learning about a specific C-5 aircraft system on a maintenance trainer delivered by Lockheed back in 1972 – way before any of them were born.In 2015, the legacy C-5A/B Air