Cadets earn wings at DSU

By Roland Balik 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Twenty-three cadets enrolled in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Air Force ROTC descended upon Dover to attend the eight-week AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy held at Delaware State University, which ended Aug. 8. The AFJROTC Flight Academy is […]

512th Airlift Wing gets new commander

DOVER — Col. Gregory P. Haynes assumed command of the 512th Airlift Wing Saturday. He succeeds Col. Craig C. Peters, who left in April to take command of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts. The change of command was marked by a ceremony in a hangar at Dover Air Force […]

3 gun bills to be heard in Senate committee today

DOVER — A Senate committee is set to hear three highly controversial gun bills this afternoon. The Senate Executive Committee is scheduled to convene at 2:30 today to listen to testimony and vote on legislation that would create a permitting process to buy a firearm, ban “assault weapons” and prohibit magazines capable of holding more […]

Where’s the B.E.E.F.?

By Airman 1st Class Dedan Dials DOVER — Prime B.E.E.F. Day is not a holiday that the Dover Air Force Base sets aside once a year to give praise to delicious cuts of meat; it’s a once-a-month function that the men and women in the Prime B.E.E.F. (Base Emergency Engineer Force) office lead. Over 200 […]

Dover Air Force Base personnel conduct drill in crisis protection

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Bomb threats, car crashes, attempted hijackings, hostages, active shooters … these are all situations no one wants, especially on a military installation. But that’s what members of the Team Dover base experienced last week in a drill meant to simulate the reality of a “force protection/major accident response exercise. Several […]

Dover Air Force Base implements new bird radar system

By Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Team Dover installed the Merlin bird radar system June 8, 2018, at Dover AFB, Del. The system was implemented to provide members of the 436th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight with data on bird migration, allowing them […]

Local roundup: Salesianum pulls away for 19-8 boys lacrosse win over CR

Delaware State News Salesianum took over in the second half, pulling away to a 19-8 victory over Caesar Rodney High in boys’ lacrosse on Thursday. The contest was suspended on Tuesday because of lightning. It resumed with the Sals leading 8-5 with 8:15 left in the third quarter. CR (13-2) outscored Sallies, 4-3, in the […]

Dover airman returns to native Puerto Rico for relief mission

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Team Dover has responded in force to support the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief operations in Puerto Rico since the storm made landfall and devastated the island two weeks ago. “The 436th Maintenance Group is ‘all in’ to support disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico,” said Col. Tyler Knack, 436th […]

Engineers lead the way for Thunder Over Dover

DOVER — With the 2017 Dover Air Force Base Open House fast approaching, much of the base has begun preparing for the event, especially the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron. Each section has been tasked with different responsibilities in preparing for the Aug. 26-27 open house and getting infrastructure in place, with airmen running cable for […]