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  • Team Dover builds auxiliary field

    When Dover Air Force Base, Del.,'s newest airframe arrived April 22, the landing was one of the softest in history. The unique, gentle landing was a stark contrast to the typical clash of tires and concrete often associated with planes touching down. The plane taxied on runway 25 and came to a stop

  • Dover's four-legged wingmen

    If you ask an Airman how his day at work was, he might say: "rough."If you asked one of these servicemembers how their day at work was, they would most likely say: "ruff!" Airmen are required to be clean-shaven at all times while in uniform.For these servicemembers, shaving waivers are mandatory.

  • "A very special group" -- JPED arrives

    Dover Air Force Base welcomed its newest tenant unit with a much awaited ribbon cutting ceremony April 15, 2011.The Joint Personal Effects Depot was originally stood up by the Army Human Resources Command immediately following the events of 9-11. It is the facility where the personal effects of

  • Operations Group on display

    A community relations program at Dover Air Force Base, Del., held its annual flight for more than 25 members of the local community April 13.The Honorary Commanders Program pairs commanders from the 436th Airlift Wing, the 512th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operation, with civic

  • Delivering hope

    America's history of delivering humanitarian aid is a storied one.America delivered when the German Democratic Republic was starving the people of Western Berlin in 1948, when East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh), suffered the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded in 1970, and when a catastrophic

  • Suck, squeeze, bang and blow

    What weighs more than 10,000 pounds, is more than 9 feet in diameter, operates at up to 37,000 horsepower, and was the first of its kind? No, it's not your car.To find the answer to this question one could always visit Dover Air Force Base, Del.'s Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance element, or Jet

  • Tropical trouble

    While at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Rojas and a group of 25 SCAB members boarded a helicopter and set off for a spiritual retreat on Roatan Island, off the Honduran coast, coordinated by Chaplain Rojas.Then the storm rolled in. The clouds and rain reduced the helicopter

  • Team Dover C-5 Airmen return from vital mission

    At 4:30 p.m. on any given Friday one can hear the sounds of tires screeching as the majority of servicemembers and their families head out to enjoy the weekend.At 4:30 p.m. on March 3, 2011, servicemembers and their families weren't headed off for the weekend, they were headed to the flight-line to

  • Ruckin' to Remember

    More than 170 Airmen, soldiers and Marines strapped on 30-pound rucksacks and ran a 6.2-mile course for the 12th Annual Ruck March, organized by the 436th Security Forces Squadron, beginning at the Air Mobility Command museum here Feb. 26, 2011.The march commemorates the "Chosin Few", or the troops

  • Combat truckers

    When entertainer Jerry Reed sang "East Bound and Down," he probably didn't expect the truckers' "long way to go" would be a forward operating base in Iraq.It's a catchy tune for a movie, but the "Bandits" in "Smokey and the Bandit" weren't exactly hauling ammunition from place-to-place in hostile