Skip to content

Dover Air Force Base

Latest Stories

obama-casket_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

obama-casket_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

The flag-draped casket of a soldier killed in Afghanistan is returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where President Obama issued this salute. (AP photo)

Obama casket.jpg

Obama casket.jpg

The flag-draped casket of a soldier killed in Afghanistan is returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where President Obama issued this salute. (AP photo)

20120523-191016-pic-485231196_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-485231196_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes after arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Nuanes died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Associated Press)

dover_006.jpg

dover_006.jpg

Tim Herbert, an analyst at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base, tests a DNA specimen sample. The lab houses more than 6.7 million boxes of DNA samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

20120523-191016-pic-329316494.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-329316494.jpg

Jessica Rosarda, a technician at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, does routine lab work with DNA samples at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The lab is responsible for locating and identifying fallen service members from past and current wars. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

20120523-191016-pic-181409648.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-181409648.jpg

James Canik, deputy director of the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, searches among the vacuum-sealed DNA samples stored at the Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples at Dover Air Force Base. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

20120523-191016-pic-485231196.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-485231196.jpg

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes after arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Nuanes died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (Associated Press)

20120523-191016-pic-987331557.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-987331557.jpg

Letters from 1942 and 1953, which contain DNA, will be used to identify past military service members' remains at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base. The lab houses at least 6.7 million boxes of DNA specimen samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

20120523-191016-pic-99355110.jpg

20120523-191016-pic-99355110.jpg

Tim Herbert, an analyst at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base, tests a DNA specimen sample. The lab houses more than 6.7 million boxes of DNA samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

DOVER_006.jpg

DOVER_006.jpg

Tim Herbert, an analyst at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base, tests a DNA specimen sample. The lab houses more than 6.7 million boxes of DNA samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

20120308-204526-pic-422231464_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

20120308-204526-pic-422231464_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lt. Col. John D. Loftis on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Col Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 25 from wounds suffered during an attack at the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul. (Associated Press)

20120308-204526-pic-422231464.jpg

20120308-204526-pic-422231464.jpg

An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lt. Col. John D. Loftis on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Col Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 25 from wounds suffered during an attack at the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul. (Associated Press)

9-11 Remains_Live.jpg

9-11 Remains_Live.jpg

**FILE** This photo from Aug. 9, 2011, shows the closed gates at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Associated Press)

Mishandled Remains_Lea.jpg

Mishandled Remains_Lea.jpg

** FILE ** Visitors leave the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware after opening ceremonies in October 2003. (AP Photo/Dee Marvin, File)

20111102-161206-pic-177788361.jpg

20111102-161206-pic-177788361.jpg

U.S. Marines board a C-5 transport plane bound for Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, at Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1994 as the U.S. military's presence in Somalia winds down. By then, more than a year after entering the country, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and airmen had been killed and dozens more wounded.

Obama Fallen Soldiers_Live.jpg

Obama Fallen Soldiers_Live.jpg

President Obama arrives at the White House on Aug. 9, 2011, after making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Del., to pay tribute to the 30 U.S. troops killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Obama Fallen Soldiers_Live.jpg

Obama Fallen Soldiers_Live.jpg

President Obama walks with Col. Mark Camerer, the 436th Airlift Wing Commander, upon the president's arrival at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., on Aug. 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

20110622-203656-pic-230944065.jpg

20110622-203656-pic-230944065.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRIFICE: Army soldiers carry a casket containing the remains of Sgt. James W. Harvey II on Wednesday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The remainder of the 33,000 troop "surge" that President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 will be withdrawn before September 2012.