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  • New roles, unexpected challenges for DAFB Battle Staff

    On March 12, 2020, Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, activated a battle staff composed of cross-functional experts from throughout the base to prepare for battle against the invisible enemy, COVID-19.As the coronavirus enveloped the world in a global pandemic, and much of our nation hunkered down to stay safe, the men and women of
  • Dover AFB reservists support nation’s counterdrug effort

    A mission from Dover Air Force Base, supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, involved hauling more than 100,000 pounds of cargo from Panama Pacifico International Airport, Panama, to San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas.
  • Dover AFB Innovation Lab 3D prints face shields to fight COVID-19 spread

    As the world continues to labor amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, Dover AFB has taken numerous precautions to aid in mitigating the spread of the virus and protect the community. As experts search for vaccines and other alleviating schemes, Airmen at Dover AFB have utilized available resources to provide another level of protection to those working on the base. Recently the Dover AFB innovation lab, BEDROCK, began 3D printing face shields in a continued effort to protect Airmen and community members from COVID-19 spread.
  • Jones takes command of 436th AW

    Col. Matthew Jones took command of the 436th Airlift Wing from Col. Joel Safranek during a change of command ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 7, 2020.
  • VIPRR clinic now available to Dover AFB Airmen

    Dover AFB Airmen welcomed a quicker and more flexible process to complete their health assessments, Nov. 21, 2019.
  • Dover AFB partners with Delaware CAP for counter UAS testing

    This training exercise marked the first time an Air Force installation has partnered with the local Civil Air Patrol to test counter UAS capabilities: a culmination of almost two years of preparation and coordination among several different agencies, including the FAA, Dover AFB and the Delaware Civil Air Patrol. Such partnerships ensured training was conducted lawfully and safely, while minimizing its impact on real-world flight operations.
  • 436th CS unit marshals protect personnel, assets

    The 436th Communications Squadron held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their in-house Unit Marshal Program’s armory Oct. 24, 2019.The 436th CS is the first squadron in the Air Force to create its own arming area in support of the UMP.The UMP is designed as an active shooter deterrent program, since 436th CS UMs do not respond to threats outside of the
  • Thunder Over Dover 2019 celebrates Air Force heritage, future

    Approximately 40,000 people visited Dover AFB for the 2019 Thunder Over Dover Air Show and Open House Sept. 14-15, 2019.
  • CMSAF highlights resiliency while visiting Team Dover

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright highlighted the importance of resiliency during his visit with Team Dover Sept. 3 to 4.“Stay focused, be a dreamer, dream big, set goals for yourself, and utilize the people around you to help you work through the challenges and achieve the goals that you set for yourself,” said Wright.The visit
  • Celebrity chef shares passion for health and food with Dover Airmen

    Celebrity chef Robert Irvine facilitated a Dorm to Gourm class for 10 Dover Airmen at the Fitness Center, Aug. 27, 2019.Irvine and Shane Cash, Irvine’s corporate chef, came to the base, cooked and visited with Airmen.After his arrival and short introductions, Irvine divided up the class into five teams of two, which he and Cash guided through the
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