Letter to the Editor: Military service an honor above all

In observing my belief that everyone is entitled to their opinion I ignore many remarks on the Delaware Sate News Opinion page. Whereas Mr. George Roof’s comments often amuse me there has never been occasion to prompt an actual belly laugh before his “Democrats have different meaning for compromise” piece in the Nov. 28 edition. […]

Veterans will unveil Pearl Harbor memorial in Smyrna

SMYRNA — A new monument, dedicated to those who perished on Dec. 7, 1941, will be unveiled Friday in Smyrna. Terry Baker, a champion of this effort, says there are two inscriptions – along with an image of the attack on battleship row at Pearl Harbor – that will have prominence. At the top, it […]

Congressional Gold Medal solidifies Artishia’s Tuskegee Airman honor

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown native Artishia Mae Conaway Stephens finally has her Tuskegee Airman wings. And they are golden. Seven-plus years after her death at age 87 in June 2011, Ms. Conaway Stephens — who served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1945-49 — posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest distinguished civilian award, […]

Female warriors honored: Delaware Women’s Service Monument a big hit

DOVER — It all began with a female-flavored fourth annual Veterans Day Parade down Loockerman Street and ended with the unveiling of the Delaware Women’s Service Monument at Legislative Hall on Saturday. It was a day of military pride in downtown Dover for Delawareans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, which this time around […]

Ex-FSMA instructor gets 2 1/2 years in cadet sex case

DOVER – A former First State Military Academy instructor received 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for dealing in child pornography and unlawful sexual contact with an underage female cadet on school grounds earlier this year. Troy T. McQueen, a Smyrna resident and former United States Marine who earlier pleaded guilty, will serve 18 months […]

The plane truth

Robert Boyd of West Calder, Scotland took this photo at the Dover Air Force Base while on vacation in Delaware in April.

Up in the sky

Delaware State News photographer took this photo of a C-17 military jet from the Dover Air Force Base flying through clouds as the sun sets over Frederica Tuesday.

COMMENTARY: Presidential quotes on war, Memorial Day and sacrifice

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.”—George Washington “War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.”—Thomas […]

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 […]