Dover Air Force Base Faces Tight Budget

Jan 28, 2013

There’s a budget squeeze on at Dover Air Force Base.

Earlier this month the Pentagon ordered several belt-tightening measures including to incrementally fund contracts.

In addition there will be no open house or air show this year.

Civilian manning, maintenance and flight training hours could also be affected.

Last week the base canceled its participation in the annual gathering of students in a Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce leadership course.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Pentagon may be on the verge of grounding aircraft and keeping ships in port to save money.

That could mean severe cuts in flying hours and maintenance.