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 […]

Changing command: Col. Safranek takes charge at DAFB

DOVER — Airmen at Dover Air Force Base saluted Col. Ethan C. Griffin as he relinquished his position as commander of the 436th Airlift Wing in a Change of Command ceremony on Wednesday morning. Just moments later they welcomed Col. Joel W. Safranek as the new commander of the 436th — also known as the […]

Keeping an eyes on the skies in Dover

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** As mentioned here before, one of the joys of working at the Delaware State News is our regular chance to watch planes flying in and around Dover Air Force Base. We haven’t had a long string of days with blue skies lately, so […]

COMMENTARY: Dover Air Force Base commander gives thanks to Dover

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — “Dover is a special place.” This was the phrase most spoken two years ago as our family prepared to join Dover Air Force Base. It didn’t take long to understand the true meaning. Nestled in rural Delaware alongside the capitol city of Dover and its quaint downtown area — […]

Airliner makes emergency landing at Dover A.F. Base

  DOVER — Eighty-seven passengers and six crewmen on a Boeing 737 got an unexpected layover at Dover Air Force Base Monday night when their plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem. “A United Airlines 737 Flight 1559 en route to Florida from New Jersey declared an in-flight emergency […]

Mutual admiration: NASCAR’s Logano gets behind-the-scenes look at Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — Usually when Joey Logano is thinking about coming to Dover, it’s the high speeds on the steep banks of Dover International Speedway, affectionately nicknamed the “Monster Mile,” that dominate his thoughts. However, Mr. Logano, who drives in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, got a glimpse of some other monsters that reside in […]

DAFB’s 436th Airlift Wing to welcome new command chief

DOVER — Chief Master Sgt. Anthony W. Green will arrive at Dover Air Force Base on Monday to assume the 436th Airlift Wing command chief position. He will replace Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Sparks, the previous 436th AW command chief, who departed for a new assignment to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, on […]

Rosie the Riveter nose art honors women of Dover Air Force Base’s Maintenance Squadron

  DOVER — Master Sgt. Christine King couldn’t help but keep sneaking peeks at the left front of the fuselage of the C-17 Globemaster III that she serves as dedicated crew chief on at Dover Air Force Base. Master Sgt. King felt an extra sense of pride as she looked at her aircraft, tail no. […]

Lewes’ Bunting recognized for work with Dover AFB USO

DOVER — There was always a deep-rooted admiration and just something about the U.S. military that made Donna Bunting want to repay her respects to its members in any way she could. Now, just three years after signing up to become a member of the United Service Organizations (USO) at the Dover Air Force Base […]

Dover base awarded for community partnership

DOVER — Dover Air Force Base received an award for outstanding commitment and support to quality of life initiatives at the Air Force Community Partnership Program’s Profiles in Partnership Ceremony on Feb. 12. The ceremony took place at the Association of Defense Communities Installation Innovation Forum in San Diego, California. Three airmen from the base […]