Dover Air Force Base received an award for outstanding commitment and support to quality of life initiatives at the Air Force Community Partnership Program’s Profiles in Partnership Ceremony, held Feb. 12 at the Association of Defense Communities Installation Innovation Forum in San Diego.
The relationship between the base and the community translates into opportunities for the continued growth of leaders on the base. Each year, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce sponsors two Dover airmen for the Leadership Central Delaware Program, which exposes airmen to various industries throughout the community to broaden their understanding of the civilian sector and strengthen community partnerships. The program gives civilian partners the opportunity to tour Dover AFB allowing them to see the mobility mission and fully understand the impact of their support.
The base also has an active Public-Public, Public-Private program called the First State Community Partnership Program. Initiatives implemented by this P4 program include the recent expansion of public transportation to the installation; community garden; and joint training with local police, fire and emergency medical services.