Pictured from the left, Lt. Col. Kristen Dahle, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District commander; Jessica Marelli, Caesar Rodney School District Board of Education president, Camden, Del.; Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.; Kate Rohrer, Kent and Sussex counties, Delaware director for Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Col. Joel Safranek, 436th Airlift Wing commander; and Hossam Ibrahim, Dobco, Inc. vice president, break ground for the new Welch Elementary School/Dover Air Base Middle School June 3, 2019, in the family housing area at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The $48 million project, federally funded by the Department of Defense Education Activity, will be built on the football field across the street from the Youth Center and adjacent to the existing elementary and middle schools. Scheduled to open at the beginning of the 2021 school year, the new building will have over 105,000 square feet of learning space for approximately 490 students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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