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After 18 years, news media allowed back into Dover

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The Washington Post and many other news outlets were on hand Sunday night to witness, for the first time in…

The Washington Post and many other news outlets were on hand Sunday night to witness, for the first time in 18 years, the arrival of a slain service member’s remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. 

Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers’ family became the first to approve the media’s presence at the Dover ceremony since the Defense Department rolled back its longstanding ban on reporters and photographers. Under the new policy, the media can witness the arrival of caskets from war so long as the families of the dead agree to it.