• Teamwork maximizes Team Dover’s capabilities

    As Airmen, we are part of a group of professionals who have answered a higher calling to serve freely in defense of our Constitution. Every branch of service and component all serve proudly, embracing diversity, and we are bonded by our mutual respect for each other. With these principles at the core of our DNA, we often adopt catchy slogans to further define or motivate us. Here at Dover Air Force Base, we use “Team Dover” to highlight our total force efforts, but do we really maximize strategic planning and execution capacity in all facets of our mission to deliver rapid global mobility? Do we take into account what our fellow teammates bring to the fight?
  • A Message from the 512th AMDS Dental Clinic on HPV and Oral Cancer

    February is Dental Oral Health Month. Although oral health is always important, we would like to take this opportunity to spread awareness of an increasing prevalence of Oral Pharyngeal Cancer linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Many people are aware that alcohol and smoking increase your risk of developing oral cancer, however more recent
  • The 512th Airlift Wing aircrew reunion

    In an event long overdue, former and current members of the 512th Airlift Wing joined together for two days of celebration at Dover Downs and at the Air Mobility Command Museum. Three hundred participants, traveling from across the States, converged in Dover for the wing’s first ever reunion. They shared stories and the excitement of having been a
  • In the bullpen: Travel vouchers and the Defense Travel System

    Public Affairs note:A member of the 512th Airlift Wing asked a question regarding the Defense Travel System and what we can do at the wing level to address the issue. The question has been edited to ensure privacy, while maintaining the original intent. To submit your own question to the commander, please send a an email to the Commander's Action
  • Swimsuit season time

    Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and that means beaches, pools and swimsuits; yet most people hate swimsuit shopping. Do you know why? The answer is because we are fat. The 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey stated that two in three adult Americans and one in three American children and adolescents are considered either
  • April 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    In late January, the Air Force launched a new program that offers a Special Victims' Counsel (composed of) qualified judge advocates (who) represent sexual assault victims. This month is a perfect time to highlight this important new support tool for victims of sexual assault as April marks the Department of Defense's 9th annual Sexual Assault
  • No ifs, ands or buts

    Today's Air Force Reserve remains an integral part of America's fighting capability at all levels. From a tactical perspective, we know that citizen Airmen provide technical expertise, corporate knowledge and specific experience not usually employed by our active-duty counterparts. Operationally, Reserve units routinely deliver crews and aircraft
  • Serve something greater than yourself: America

    The profession of arms is a calling to serve something greater than yourself, which means living the core values and embodying the Airman's Creed every day, whether you are on or off duty. These core standards of conduct guide us through difficult challenges in the environment in which we live and work. We Airmen affirmed this commitment of service
  • Military members should review Political Activities – Do’s and Don’ts

    As servicemembers have likely noticed, political advertisements are running on TV, radio and the occasional billboard along the interstate. "Vote for Me" and "Don't Vote for My Opponent" seem to be the standard messages. Oftentimes, advertisements try to recruit servicemembers to help candidates get votes. As shown on a recent cover, even the Air
  • Leaders must bust EPR myths

    Three common enlisted performance report writer misperceptions are:- Master sergeants and higher automatically get "fire-walled" (5) EPRs.- Fudging facts in bullets is OK as long as it sounds good.- Formal feedback is not required and doesn't help writing EPRs.5 EPRs are where the bar starts for senior NCOs, right? If members are good enough to get