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Café Mokuteki offers 24-hour-dining, expanded menu, delivery service


A woman in a pink shirt and a ball cap operates the milk steamer on an expensive-looking coffee machine.
Jen Collins, Café Mokuteki employee, steams milk for a latte' at the Mokuteki coffee bar.

A man in a red shirt with a blue apron and ball cap operates a machine that makes a flat pizza crust.
Shigeto Yamuchi, a Café Mokuteki employee, presses dough for a pizza crust in the Mokuteki kitchen.

Gas Price Graphic


A graphic illustrates the prices of gas in the UK, Japan, France, Belgium, the U.S. and at AAFES.  AAFES gas is priced at $1.62 a gallon.  The graphic has an image of a gas pump. It is dated Sept 11, 2000.
This graphic shows gas prices around the world, including the prices for gas at AAFES stations on military bases in Japan. Data for this graphic comes from the U.S. Department of Energy website.

Base Air Festival entertains Japanese


A small boy in a military uniform and helmet holds what appears to be a missile launcher.  His father, in civilian clothing stands behind him.  Nearby is an adult man in a military uniform. Another small boy watches.
The Japan Ground Self Defense Force displayed much of its military hardware, including a surface to air missile launcher, a bazooka, and a several pieces of fire fighting equipment during the 2000 Misawa Air Festival. Visitors were allowed to handle or walk through various pieces of JGSDF military hardware. This young Japanese boy, aided by his father, handles a JGSDF bazooka. A JGSDF ground troop assists.

Keeping Dover's mammoth C-5 Galaxys in the air... The 436th Aircraft Generation Squadron


A man in a military uniform stands at a table that has a tool box on in. He looks in a notepad.
Airman 1st Class Daniel Maylone verifies all tools are in his issued toolbox , before leaving CTK.

A man in a military uniform inspects cabling in a compartment.
Airman 1st Class Rodney Mosser repairs a bus tie contactor, which distributes power to the aircraft.

A man in a military uniform looks up into the open hatch on the underside of an aircraft. He has a badge on his uniform.
Senior Airman James Diliberto inspects an SAR under the wing of a C-5 Galaxy.

A man in a military looks upward and inspects a box. he is surrounded by a large white flexible duct.
Airman 1st Class Nicholas S. Bedell tightens the clamp on the flight station temperature control on board a C-5.

Black letter initial flight AGS crew puts up first 'perfect' aircraft in nearly two years


A man in a military uniform and two civilians stand near one another.  Behind them is the tail of a military aircraft.
Airman 1st Class Mark Dexter, Charles E. Twitchell, and Joseph R. Moore, three of the five Dover Team Members responcible for putting up the most recent Black Letter Initial flight.

A black and white form, on paper.  A red circle contains a magnified portion of the document.
A black letter initial flight means a C-5 goes into the air without any discrepancies. It gets it's name from the black ink used to sign off on the discrepencies sheet, indicating there are no aircraft discrepencies to fix.

Dover Team members get STEP promotion; Wing commander delivers stripes over holidays


Seen from above, a man in a military uniform looks at metal pipes.
Tech. Sgt. Joe A. Gahan, 436th Component Repair Squadron, works on the fuel system of a C-5 Galaxy jet engine.

A man in a military uniform lies on the ground and aims a rifle.
Master Sgt. Richard A. Brewer, 436th Security Forces Squadron is part of the Air Force's elite Security Forces organization, The Ravens. Brewer is a a full time anti-terrorism instructor with the DAFB Security Forces Squadron.

A man in a military uniform has a dog on a leash.  The dog is inside the back of a vehicle and sniffing at the seat.
Staff Sgt. Brian Bossio, 436th SFS and his drug dog, inspect a vehicle for contraband.


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