DOVER AFB MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Military personnel are expected to maintain high moral standards and stay out of legal troubles. But, if you have been charged with military crimes, hiring a skilled military criminal defense lawyer is crucial. Sexual assault, UCMJ crimes, bad conduct are all considered serious offenses in military law. A military criminal defense lawyer can fight for you with confidence and can make sure that you get a fair trial.
DOVER AFB OVERVIEW
The history of this air force base dates back to World War II. Upon requirement of an airfield to be used for training, the United States Army Air Corps took over the Dover Airport in Delaware. Construction began immediately so that the municipal airfield could be turned into an army training airfield. When the airfield opened for operation on December 17, 1941, it was called Municipal Airport, Dover Airdome.
On December 20, 1941, the 112th Observation Squadron was assigned to the Dover Airdome, and in 1942, the airfield saw the arrival of the 45th Bombardment Group. The airfield was renamed Dover Army Air Base in 1943. In 1944, Dover AFB was used by the Air Technical Service Command as a place to assemble, and test their air-launched rockets. Due to the lack of need, Dover AFB was shut down temporarily, after World War II. The 4404th Base Standby Squadron, remained on the base to maintain the facility.
Dover AFB was revived again in 1950 during the Korean War. It remained operational through the Cold War, and saw various squadrons who were sent to the base for training.
In 1992, the base was deactivated and the missions were transferred to Air Mobility Command, which was a new establishment. It saw a lot of traffic during the dispute with Balkans and Somalia in the late 1990s. Dover air base played a big role post the September 11 attacks in the USA. The air base was part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2009, Dover AFB obtained a new 128-foot air traffic tower, to replace the oldest traffic tower to be used by the United States Air Force. The older tower was built in 1955 and stood at a height of 103 feet. It was donated to the museum located on the base, and visitors can now enter the tower as well.
PRESENT DAY DOVER AFB
Dover AFB is situated in what is known as First State. It is at the center of the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia peninsula. The main units on Dover AFB are the 436th Airlift Wing, and the 512th Airlift Wing. These two wings combined are known as the Dover team. The 436th Airlift Wing is on active duty as host unit on the base.
The air base provides support in airlift operations involving heavy-weight cargo. It also sends military personnel on specific assignments, training exercises, and airlift missions. The 436th Airlift Wing has mission support groups along with medical, operations and maintenance groups. Also known as the Eagle wing, it has over 4000 employees including military and civil employees.
Dover AFB is the headquarters of the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and it has the largest mortuary belonging to the Department of Defense. The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs handles remains of fallen US soldiers. The remains are cleaned, checked for any unexploded items, and sent off to the respective family of the soldier. The host units at Dover AFB focus mainly on moving cargo, fixing aircraft and flying them safely, and bringing back the bodies of fallen American soldiers with dignity and respect.
In November 2013, a military member of Dover AFB, A1C John I. Rodriguez was convicted of abusive sexual contact and forcible sodomy. This conviction came after he was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow female airman in her sleep. AC1 Rodriguez was given a discharge, six months confinement and a reduced grade of E-1.
LEGAL ADVICE AT DOVER AFB
Even if you are at Dover AFB, military criminal defense lawyer, Joseph L. Jordan can provide you with expert legal counsel. He serves all the five branches of military including army, air force, navy, marine and the coast guard.