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Dover Air Force Base
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.
Main phone numbers: Commercial (302)677-3000 or DSN 445-3000
Mailing address: Dover AFB, DE 19902
Population: 1,746 active duty; 5,101 family members; 1,149 civilians
Housing: 100 officer family units; 1,478 enlisted family units; 704 dorm rooms for unaccompanied service personnel (302)677-6969
Temporary lodging: 335 visitor units; 24 temporary units (302)677-2841; campground (302)677-3959
Family Support Center: (602)677-6930
Schools: Two elementary schools, one secondary school on base run by Caesar Rodney School District
Child Care: Center for 250, two-month wait; six approved homes (302)677-3716
Health care: Clinic. Appointments (302)677-2858; benefits (302)677-2530; Tricare (302)677-2627/2408
Dover Air Force Base - Delaware has a 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.
on Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:15 AM