Dover Air Force Base announces D-Day anniversary event and return of ‘Thunder over Dover’

DOVER — Dover Air Force Base will pay tribute to a landmark D-Day anniversary and will also honor today’s Air Force as it welcomes the public for a pair of free separate and significant events this year. First, a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, hosted by the 436th Airlift Wing and the Air […]

Thunder Over Dover a roaring success

DOVER — Everyone involved with the Thunder Over Dover air show and open house all had one thing on their mind when the Air Force Thunderbirds shut down their engines for the final time at Dover Air Force Base Sunday afternoon — mission accomplished. Col. Corey A. Simmons, the vice commander of the 436th Airlift […]

Thunderbirds offer faster, louder air show for Dover

DOVER — It had been eight years since the Thunderbirds’ last visit. Hopefully, we’ll not have to wait that long again. “The Thunderbirds do their schedule about two years out, so bases have to put in their requests early,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Orfe, director of the Thunder Over Dover open house at Dover Air […]

Air show thrills big crowd

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — It was a beautiful day for airplanes. Thousands of people came out to Dover Air Force Base Saturday for Thunder Over Dover, the first air show the base has hosted since 2009. Planes soared overhead, with pilots performing death-defying stunts and thrilling the multitude of people watching from the ground. […]

Thunder Over Dover: Thunderbirds wow Dover Air Force Base families

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Military families turned out in droves Friday for a preview of the Dover Air Force Base’s open house and air show, Thunder Over Dover. Toting infants in carriers and pushing children in strollers, families arrived throughout the morning, gathering for the 1 p.m. performance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, […]

Thunderbirds roar into Dover

DOVER — The thunderous roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team invaded the airspace over the city of Dover just after 11 on Thursday morning. If people didn’t get the chance to see them — many motorists were pulled over onto the shoulders of Del. 1 and other roads near Dover […]

BEST BETS: Australian strongman to attempt world record at Thunder Over Dover

Although he will attempt to set a world record this weekend for the heaviest aircraft moved by a human, Commander Grant Edwards of the Australian Federal Police has faced a far weightier challenge in his life. After years of police work and a tour of Afghanistan, Cmdr. Edwards has suffered the effects of post-traumatic stress […]

DelDOT: Congestion expected in Dover with base open house and air show

DOVER — The Department of Transportation is prepared for heavy traffic volumes on Saturday and Sunday, as both beachgoers and aeronautic-enthusiasts make their way through central and southern Delaware. This weekend motorists should note that the Dover Air Force Base Open House and Air Show “Thunder Over Dover” will occur on Saturday, Aug. 26, and […]

Thunder Over Dover Program

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — The official “Thunder Over Dover” program, which will be available at the Aug. 26-27 open house at Dover Air Force Base, is now available online. The program features schedule of events, static display information, maps and more in advance of the event. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are the event’s headliners. […]

Thunder Over Dover prepares to roar into DAFB for the weekend

  DOVER — The closest experience that many people have with Dover Air Force Base is looking out of their cars while driving on Del. 1 and seeing the tails of massive C-5 M Super Galaxy’s and C-17A Globemaster III aircraft poking skywards behind the hangars. Then, of course for Dover-area residents, there is also […]