Commentary: Carrying forward the mission of Dover Air Force Base

As I enter command, I want to first say thank you on behalf of my entire family for the ongoing support in the local community and on base. The change of command ceremony alone was a significant undertaking during a time when the “Eagle Wing” is extremely busy around the world. As I said goodbye […]

Keeping it in the family: Col. Jones takes Dover AFB command

DOVER — It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Col. Matthew E. Jones was born with his Air Force blues on — that is just how much of a legacy his family has built within the flying branch of the U.S. armed forces. Surrounded by hundreds of airmen, as well as 39 members of […]

Dover Air Force Base entry guidelines change

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Starting on Jan. 1, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act, allows Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and veterans with service-connected disabilities entry onto military installations to use the AAFES Exchange, commissary and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities. Pre-identified primary caregivers of veterans with service-connected disabilities, […]

Remains of U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan arrives at Dover Air Force Base

DOVER — The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban has claimed they were […]

Feed the Troops provide a taste of the holidays

DOVER — Airmen started entering Hangar 792 at Dover Air Force Base at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning and started lining up for their stops at 10 stations of food offerings. The last of an estimated 1,100 DAFB personnel who enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the fixings left the mammoth hangar at around 8 […]

Speak Out: Trump visits DAFB

President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families. Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to Dover Air Force Base to offer condolences to the […]

Trump travels to Dover Air Force Base to pay respects to fallen Army officers

DOVER – President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families.            Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to Dover Air Force Base to offer condolences […]

Rare bird: C-5 lands in New Castle as part of joint exercise

NEW CASTLE — The joint exercise that took place on Thursday afternoon between airmen from Dover Air Force Base and the Delaware National Guard wasn’t about the rare 12-minute flight from the state capital to New Castle Regional Airport that took place at the end of the day. Rather, it was a preparation exercise that […]

Commentary: What is a ‘military family’?

Each November, the president signs a proclamation declaring it as Military Family Month, so as we prepare to enter this family-filled month, I ask myself: What, exactly, is a “military family”? The answer varies widely depending on whom you ask. For my purposes, I break it down into two general categories. The first of these […]

Dover air show

Jim Rafferty of Dover took this photo during the Dover air show on Sept. 15. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To see more Scenic Delaware […]