Commentary: Kudos to Dover airmen for a job well done

Last January at my commander’s call, I talked about our strategic calendar. At the time, when we looked at September, it was extremely busy … too busy. So, we made decisions to lighten September’s load. We asked Air Mobility Command to move our Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI), and they did — we had it in […]

Delaware native hits the sky at Thunder Over Dover

DOVER — Not every 1930s style bi-plane is created the same. Far from it, says pilot Dell Coller, who will entertain the public at the Thunder Over Dover Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. “It looks like a barnstormer and sounds like a fighter jet,” Mr. Coller said of his aircraft dubbed the “Screamin’ Sasquatch.” […]

Commentary: Dover’s honorary commanders visit Vance AFB

In the fall of 2017, I had the honor of being inducted into the Honorary Commander program at Dover Air Force Base. The program continues to lead the charge in providing civic leaders like myself with enhanced knowledge and appreciation of the United States Air Force. Between Aug. 14 and 16, 2019, my fellow Team […]

Elevated levels of PFAS chemicals found near Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — Delaware officials say high levels of a worrisome class of manmade chemicals have been detected in four private wells near Dover Air Force Base. Officials said in a news release Sunday that they had been notified about the elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS, by the U.S. Air Force and […]

Commentary; My memorable visit to Air Force Basic Training

The U.S. Air Force continues to graduate the best and the brightest of America’s sons and daughters from the 37th Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio. On May 3, 2019, I stood in awe as 790 Airmen marched in unison and put on full display the disciplined instruction that they had received over an […]

Ground broken on new school at Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — It all began with a ceremonial groundbreaking near Dover Air Force Base housing on Monday. If everything goes according to schedule, the site of that groundbreaking will be occupied by the Major George S. Welch Elementary School in time for the 2021 school year. The new school that will begin actual construction within […]

Delawarean among war dead in dignified transfer

DOVER — Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a Newark resident, was among the war dead being transferred back to their families at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday night according to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. Marine Corps Reservists Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Sgt. Slutman were killed by a roadside bomb Monday along […]

A team effort: Community support has Dover Air Force Base flying high

DOVER — Life in the United States Air Force isn’t just about climbing aboard enormous aircraft and flying to some of the farthest reaches of the globe. Maj. Gen. Sam C. Barrett, commander of the 18th Air Force (the only Numbered Air Force in Air Mobility Command) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois — […]

Speak Out: Possible cuts at Dover Air Force Base

A new aircraft maintenance hangar for Dover Air Force Base may be sitting in the crosshairs of a 20-page list of military construction projects sent from the Pentagon to Congress on Monday. The money saved would help pay for the balance of the wall wanted by President Trump to help secure the United States-Mexico border. […]

Scenic Delaware: Oh deer

Christie Cole of Harrington took this photo of in a field near Dover Air Force Base on Jan. 11.