436th Airlift Wing; 512th Airlift Wing
442 13th St, Dover, DE 19902
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.
Arriving at Dover AFB
Dover Air Force Base is a located 2 miles southeast of the city of Dover, Delaware, located in Kent County which includes the cities of Dover, Harrington, Smyrna and part of Milford. The Dover region is connected to the rest of Delaware by several highways and is within easy reach of New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
For those flying in, there are two major airports within 100 miles serving the area with numerous air carriers: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.