Dover Air Force Base closes pharmacy for one week

Citing “an abundance of caution related to possible COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Department of Defense and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines,” Col. Matthew Jones, 436thAirlift Wing commander, ordered a temporary closure of the Dover Air Force Base pharmacy to all beneficiaries effective April 2 for one week. A press release from […]

Congressional delegation sends letter over well contamination at DAFB

WASHINGTON — Members of the Delaware’s congressional delegation on Monday sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett requesting a site visit to Dover Air Force Base to address the per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances discovered in some private and commercial groundwater sources. The substances, which can be harmful to humans, were […]

Two more wells near Dover Air Force Base found to be contaminated

DOVER — Two more wells near Dover Air Force Base have been found to have possible high levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), dangerous chemicals which are contained in firefighting foam. The U.S. Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) that […]