Dover Air Force Base is located in the center of the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) peninsula. The base is located two miles south of the city of Dover -- the capital of Delaware. Dover AFB covers more than 3,900 acres, has two runways, and 1,700 buildings. Capital assets and aircraft related equipment add $5.8 billion to the value of America's defense resources assigned here. The base supports 18 tenant units both on and off-base. It has an economic impact of more than $470 million on the local economy and ranks as Delaware's third largest industry.
Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the "Eagle Wing" and the 512th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve associate referred to as the "Liberty Wing." The Dover Team’s mission is to provide strategic global airlift capability. In order to accomplish our mission, Dover AFB also houses the world’s largest aerial port, which moves more cargo than Federal Express and UPS combined. The port mortuary is the largest in the Department of Defense and plays a vital role as a place of honor where the remains of DOD personnel killed overseas are received.
phone numbers: Commercial (302)677-3000 or
address: Dover AFB, DE 19902
1,746 active duty; 5,101 family members; 1,149
officer family units; 1,478 enlisted family units; 704
dorm rooms for unaccompanied service personnel
lodging: 335 visitor units; 24 temporary
units (302)677-2841; campground (302)677-3959
Support Center: (602)677-6930
elementary schools, one secondary school on base run by
Caesar Rodney School District
Care: Center for 250, two-month wait; six
approved homes (302)677-3716
care: Clinic. Appointments
(302)677-2858; benefits (302)677-2530; Tricare
Dover Air Force Base - Delaware
large size commissary - (302)677-3915,
a small exchange, a mall, and one shoppette (302)674-2515. Recreation at Dover Air Force Base - Delaware
includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby,
recreation center, theater, golf, gym, tennis, swimming,
outdoor activities, and camping.