At Sussex Tech, JROTC program may not fit

GEORGETOWN – In the educational jigsaw puzzle of Sussex Tech High School’s work-based learning initiative, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps may be a piece that does not fit. That was the word Monday from Sussex Tech School District Superintendent Stephen Guthrie and senior ROTC instructor Maj. Ben Jester, amid pleas from several parents to keep […]

Commentary: Democrats’ stance amounts to treason

With the tacit approval of the Democrats, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN are extolling the virtues of a mass murderer. Make no mistake, Soleimani was neither a revered human being nor a masterful military tactician. He was a brutal killer who had no rules of engagement, and total disregard for the Geneva Convention articles. […]

Delaware students nominated to service academies

DOVER — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester recently announced his U.S. service academy nominations for the Class of 2024. Sen. Coons further submitted 31 names of outstanding Delawareans for consideration by the Department of Defense (DOD) academies. Sen. Coons also nominated 10 individuals to attend the Department of Transportation’s Merchant […]

Department of Defense official to update local Officers’ group


DOVER — Col. Harrold Cooney, Northeast region state liaison, office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, will update the Dover Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America at their dinner meeting Saturday, January 18 at Roma Italian Ristorante, 3 Presidents Drive, Dover. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., […]

Speak Out: More troops to Mideast

The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump, defense officials said Friday. Also Friday, the Pentagon placed an Army brigade in Italy on alert to fly into Lebanon if […]

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 […]

Trump calls troops ahead of Christmas holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump called members of all five branches of the military stationed across the world to share greetings ahead of the Christmas holiday. Speaking Tuesday by video conference from his private club in Florida, where is he is on a more than two-week vacation, Trump said, “I want to wish […]

Commentary: Keep military families in hearts during holidays

Hot chocolate, holiday parties, eggnog, and good cheer characterize this part of the year. It is a time when as a nation we engage in a season of festivities, enjoying the comforts of our loved ones, our friends, time off from work, and a nation at peace and rest. Yet there are many who won’t […]

FBI presumes Florida base shooting was act of terrorism

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an […]