Hangar for C5 and C17s a top priority for DAFB

By Joe Irizarry 4:00pm, October 21, 2013 - Updated 4:34pm, October 21, 2013
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The 2013 Military Construction Breakfast featured an update about ongoing and future construction at Dover Air Force Base.

436th Airlift Wing Commander, Colonel Richard Moore says their purpose is to not to build new buildings, but to ensure long-term viability for the base.

The top project right now is a full-in hangar for C5 and C17's, which is needed because the base is short one for the weather conditions.

Moore also highlighted completed and ongoing projects which include the Port Mortuary, Campus for Families of the Fallen and the Communications Facility which will be completed shortly.

Colonel Moore tells our sister station Delaware 105.9 a few reasons for the progress at the base.

"I believe the success the base has enjoyed in the last 10 years is due to three things. First, our mission is important, second, we have a strategy that is well thought out and makes it clear that the projects we have proposed our prudent use of taxpayer dollars, and third we have a delegation from Delaware that is remarkably helpful," says Moore

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Moore and Delaware's Congressional delegation are all optimistic funding will be there for all future projects.

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