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Winter is coming, Team Dover; How will you be notified of delays?

Immediately after the decision is made to delay reporting, Dover AFB personnel will be notified by their chain of command and AtHoc text messages.  Additionally, the delay will be reflected on Dover AFB’s official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/doverairforcebase with a graphic like this – and the 677-BASE information line – (302) 677-2273.

Immediately after the decision is made to delay reporting, Dover AFB personnel will be notified by their chain of command and AtHoc text messages. Additionally, the delay will be reflected on Dover AFB’s official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/doverairforcebase with a graphic like this – and the 677-BASE information line – (302) 677-2273.

As Delaware prepares for winter weather, everyone at Dover AFB needs to be familiar with the base’s snow delay notification process and reporting procedures.

Just like no two snowflakes are the same, no two winters or snow events are the same. If driving conditions are unsafe, or expected to become unsafe, wing leadership may decide to issue a delayed reporting time for non-mission-essential personnel.

Immediately after the decision is made to delay reporting, Dover AFB personnel will be notified by their chain of command. Base personnel who have enrolled in AtHoc Emergency Notifications with a good phone number will also receive text messages.  Additionally, the delay will be reflected on Dover AFB’s official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/doverairforcebase – and the 677-BASE information line – (302) 677-2273.

The posted notification will include which personnel are affected by the delay based on their ordinary reporting time and Mission Essential Listing (MEL) designation. If unsure of their status and reporting instructions for specific scenarios, Airmen (to include civilians) should contact their supervisors or work areas for further guidance.

 

For civilians approved for telework, understanding expectations ahead of time may help in understanding when to report. These expectations are detailed in AFI 36-815, para 9.6.3 and AFI 36-816, Section 8.

Airmen must keep in mind that snow clearing operations will impact parking availability on the installation, and they should also exercise caution while driving in dangerous winter-weather conditions.

An Airman’s chain of command should be notified if they feel driving conditions are still unsafe after the delay to resolve a safe and individualized plan.

Immediately after the decision is made to delay reporting, Dover AFB personnel will be notified by their chain of command and AtHoc text messages.  Additionally, the delay will be reflected on Dover AFB’s official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/doverairforcebase – and the 677-BASE information line – (302) 677-2273.

Base personnel who want to receive text message alerts from AtHoc Emergency Notifications, need to log in to AtHoc on their work computers and input a good phone number capable of receiving text messages.