Dover AFB Conducts Week-long Readiness Exercise

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Dover Air Force Base will conduct the Liberty Eagle Readiness Exercise 2022 this week.According to base officials, services and access will continue as normal. Visitors and housing residents and Team Dover personnel may hear different alarms and messages from the voice system.The exercise is designed to validate the 436th Airlift Wing and 512th Airlift Wing’s…

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Dover AFB 3-Day Force Protection Exercise Begins

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Dover Air Force Base is conducting a base-wide “force protection exercise” this week. According to base leadership, the exercise Wednesday through Friday will entail 24-hour operations and a variety of scenarios will test the base’s ability to respond and mobilize, satisfying annual training requirements. Gate closures and delays can be expected, and commonly-accessed facilities may…

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DAFB Moves to Phase 2 of Base Reopening Monday

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In conjunction with the state’s reopening plan as well as current local public health conditions, Dover AFB is scheduled to implement Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo and launch Phase 2 of the base reopening plan June 15. This health protection condition is the most accurate description of the current situation as itindicates a moderate risk…

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DOVER AFB POSTURED TO SERVE AS KEY HUB IN COVID-19 FIGHT

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In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, two Transport Isolation Systems, along with trained medical Airmen, arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 30, 2020. Dover AFB will serve as the East Coast hub for TIS decontamination in the United States, given its strategic location, assets and capabilities. Airmen will support anddecontaminate TIS modules whose…

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DAFB Loosening Base Access & Commissary and Pharmacy Restrictions

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As the current environment continues to evolve amidst concerns of COVID-19, Dover AFB is loosening base access, commissary and pharmacy restrictions beginning April 26. Previously, base facilities were restricted to active-duty service members and their families, with the exception of Wednesdays and Saturdays. “This is a dynamic situation and we are doing everything we possibly…

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DAFB Makes Changes to Base Access

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In an effort to ensure unit readiness, protect the community and address the COVID-19 threat, Col. Matthew Jones, the 436th Airlift Wing commander, directed new base access procedures. Effective April 8, 2020, retired military members, their dependents and approved Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders will only be allowed access to the installation on Wednesdays…

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Gate Change Information at DAFB After Construction Ends on Friday

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The Main and North Gate construction projects are scheduled to be completed Friday, July 5th. Several upcoming Installation Entry Gate changes will be made to help facilitate the return to normal gate operations. The purpose of the construction was to upgrade the gate infrastructure to sustain the safety and security of the installation. The Main…

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Change of Command at DAFB 512th Airlift Wing

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The 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base is under new command today.  Col Gregory Haynes assumed command of the 512th on Saturday – succeeding Col Craig Peters who departed the Liberty Wing in April.  The 512th Airlift Wing is an Air Force Reserve Command associate wing.  Established as the 512th Troop Carrier Wing…

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Construction at DAFB will Affect Main & North Gate Traffic

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Construction is starting Monday at Dover Air Force Base that will see gate closures at the Main and North Gates.  On Monday the North Gate will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic through approximately May 5th while permanent curbing is placed.  During this time – the Main Gate will be available 24/7 for…

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Commander of DAFB 512th Airlift Wing Moving On

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The commander of the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Col. Craig Peters, has been selected to lead the 439th Airlift Wing, at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. Peters has been the 512th AW commander since June 2017. During his time at Dover, he successfully led the wing through a unit effectiveness inspection…

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DAFB North Gate Hours Changing Beginning Feb 11

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The Dover Air Force Base north gate hours are scheduled to change starting Feb. 11, 2019. From Feb. 11, 2019 until further notice, North Gate hours will be as follows: * Morning hours: 6:30-8 a.m., Monday – Friday * The North Gate will now be closed during the midday (lunch) hours * Evening hours will…

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DAFB Hosting Hurricane Florence Relief Units from Around the Country

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Dover Air Force Base is hosting several Air National Guard units from across the country in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts.  As of Friday, Dover AFB provided staging to C-130 search and rescue aircraft, HH-60 helicopters and C-17 cargo aircraft from Air National Guard units in Alaska, California and New York.  And those members…

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DAFB Change of Command Ceremony Wednesday

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A Change of Command ceremony will take place at Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday morning at 10am.  Col. Joel Safranek will assume command of the 436th Airlift Wing from Col Ethan Griffin.  

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