Dover Air Force Base

436th Airlift Wing

442 13th St, Dover, DE 19902
Air Force


Dover Air Force Base is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, the “Eagle Wing,” and the 512th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve associate, the “Liberty Wing.” Together, these two wings make up “TeamDover.”

The 436th Airlift Wing is the active-duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base and provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift, providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency missions.

The Eagle Wing is a subordinate of the 18th Air Force headquartered with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Dover’s C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft are flown by the Eagle Wing on hundreds of missions throughout the world and provide 20 percent of the nation’s out-sized airlift capability.

Dover Air Force Base operates the largest and busiest air freight terminal in the Department of Defense and is also home to the Air Mobility Command Museum. Also at Dover AFB, is the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs, the largest military mortuary in the Department of Defense, and has been used for processing military personnel killed in both war and peacetime.



The closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport, which is 72.6 miles from base.

Directions from Philadelphia International Airport:
Get on I-95 S from Exit 12B
Continue on I-95 S. Take DE-1 S to Old Lebanon Rd in Dover Base Housing
Take exit 93 from DE-1 S
Take 13th St to your destination in Dover Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSAs).

If your arrival is at Philadelphia International Airport, it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Dover. Ensure that you save all of your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.


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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


To be enrolled in a Delaware school, a child must be at least 5 years old by August 31. Check with the school for other requirements.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit

Capital School District

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Children and Families First  (302) 674-8284
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Delaware Division Public Health  (302) 744-1000

Delaware Humane Association  (302) 571-0111

Delaware Highway Patrol  (302) 739-5901

Base Operator 302-677-3000​

Chaplain 302-677-3932

Child Development Center  302-677-3716

Dental Clinic 302-677-2840

EFMP Family Support  302-677-3258

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 302-677-2711

Hospital 302-674-4700

Housing Services 302-677-6969

Medical Appointments 302-730-4633

ID Cards 302-677-4541

Legal Services and JAG 302-677-3300

Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255

School Liaison Office 302-677-3258​

Temporary Lodging 302-677-2841

Welcome Center 302-677-3645

Women Infants and Children (WIC)  302-741-2900


All newcomer personnel assigned to Dover AFB must stop by the Housing Management Office, located at 1069 High Street, Bldg 1069, before entering into a lease or purchase agreement for a home. The Housing Management office will assist you in all your housing referral needs, whether you elect to purchase, rent in the area or move into privatized housing. If you elect privatized housing you must have a referral form signed by one of our housing counselors before you can sign a lease with Dover AFB Properties LLC. For more information 302-677-6969.

Bicentennial Village
4.1 miles from base

Quiet neighborhood, close to everything and reasonably priced. Most residents are law enforcement, military, teachers or nurses. No HOA. Single-family homes with nice yard.

Tidbury Crossing
4.3 miles from base

Quiet, small neighborhood. Consists of town homes and single-family homes. Close to restaurants, shopping and schools. Family friendly area. 10-15 minutes from base.

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The climate in Delaware is moderate year-round. However, Delaware lies along the Atlantic coast and due to this fact, Kent County is subject to storms, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Generally there are over 200 sunny days a year in Delaware with high 80s in July and an average of 66 degrees throughout the summer. The winter months can be as low as 27 degrees but average about 47 degrees.

Delaware has an average annual precipitation of 46 inches from rain and snow combined.
Delaware is the lowest state in the U.S., only 60 feet above sea level so flooding comes both from inland streams and the ocean coastline.

The overall cost of living index in Dover, DE is 100, which is 8% lower than the Delaware average and equal to the national average.

Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Dover, DE are 4% lower than the Delaware average and 3% higher than the national average.

Dover is the capital and third-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County.


Kent County offers a great deal of activites including music, sports, theatre, museums, and parks.  In addition there are many annual events such as the State Fair in late July, festivals like the Dover Days in early May and community gatherings such as the Second Street Players to attend.


From art galleries and unique boutiques to malls and major department stores, there’s something for every taste and budget in Kent County.


For a list of attractions in Dover and throughout Delaware, click here!

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