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 […]

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 […]