COMMENTARY: Breaking the military glass ceiling

Long before the #MeToo movement, women were fighting for job parity on a day-to-day, minute-to-minute basis. I was one of those women, entering the U.S. Army during the unpopular Vietnam War, when the majority of male soldiers had been drafted and the women were confined within their own Corps. A Direct Commission, I was in […]

Month of the Military Child

Caesar Rodney School District/Dave Chambers Surrounded by school children from Dover Air Base Middle School and Major George S. Welch Elementary School, Gov. John Carney smiles after signing a proclamation declaring April the “Month of the Military Child” during a ceremony inside his Legislative Hall office on April 17. Members of Dover Air Base Middle […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Move money away from ‘war making’ efforts

In 2015, the U.S. military budget was $598 billion, more than the combined military expenditures of the next seven countries combined: China plus Russia plus Saudi Arabia plus France plus Japan plus the United Kingdom plus India. When President Trump put forth his budget proposal at the beginning of last year, he proposed to raise […]

Gambling addiction among military draws attention

  DOVER — The only real noise they generate is the seemingly constant clanging of change streaming out of slot machines or the clack, clack, clack of the roulette wheel. Other than that, the estimated 10 percent of military members and veterans who are battling with gambling addiction are fighting what one official calls “a […]

Salisbury, Md., sports editor passed on newspaper passion

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** We received some sad news from Salisbury, Maryland, on Friday. Rick Cullen, a sportswriter and sports editor for 32 years at the Daily Times, passed away. Mr. Cullen was a great influence on this editor, as well as Delaware State News reporter Craig Anderson. […]

Congressional delegation names service academy nominations

DOVER — Delaware’s U.S. congressional delegation recently announced their U.S. Service Academy nominations for the class of 2022. •Among the principal nominees, Sen. Chris Coons named Alyssa Spell of Lewes, a Cape Henlopen High School student, to the United States Military Academy at West Point. •Downstate alternative nominees named by Sen. Coons are as follows: […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Picking apart the false flags of patriotism

Of the squealing and hissing through bared teeth on the opinion pages this year, the vilification of NFL players taking a kneeling stand for principle are as pompous and mean-spirited a view of America as any. Of those swearing allegiance to ignorance and arrogance, Dave Skocik’s lament (“Kneeling cards would commemorate disdainful athletes” Nov. 12) […]

Air Mobility Command Museum volunteer brings history to life

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Students at Dover Air Force Base Middle School were recently treated to a special history lesson. Tricia Upchurch was filling in as a substitute teacher at the school when she noticed the students’ lesson plan included reading an article on women in aviation. She quickly coordinated with teachers and the […]

COMMENTARY: Toxic legacy of mustard gas still apparent

The First World War saw extensive use of several new weapons. For instance, although both submarines and machine guns were briefly deployed during the American Civil War, these tools proved invaluable for killing in the 20th Century. The tank saw its first action in World War I, as did aircraft with human flyers. Perhaps most […]

Judge’s ruling in Bergdahl case an insult to veterans

It’s a shame that an Army judge let politics mare his ruling. This a slap in the face of all veterans that have served honorably. He should have gotten at least 10 years in military brig. I don’t think he is telling the truth about trying to escape along with what he says about his […]