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Dover Afb, DE

Dover Afb, DE

Dover Afb, DE

Moving to Dover AFB? Take a peak here to learn all about it…  

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command. If you’re moving to Dover AFB, you will have the privilege of serving in our country’s largest U.S. military mortuary, specifically known as the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations (AFMAO). Welcome to a team that humbly provides the military community with “dignity, honor, respect for the fallen, and care, service, support for the families.” The AFMAO at Dover AFB provides Army dignified transfers of fallen soldiers. A dignified transfer is not a ceremony, but rather a solemn movement of the transfer case by a carry team of military personnel from the fallen member’s respective service. Furthermore, the remains of those killed overseas are traditionally brought to Dover AFB prior to being transferred to their families.

While the discussion of fallen military members is often a difficult topic, the members of Dover AFB take their time here very seriously. One soldier was quoted as saying that his mission to Dover AFB has been “by far [his] most personally and professionally humbling but gratifying job [he’s] ever had the pleasure of being a part of.” The AFMAO team has a mission to ensure all families that the fallen Airmen will not be forgotten by providing the families with short and long-term compassion and support.

If you need assistance getting to Dover AFB, check out U-Pack’s military relocation! U-Pack is an approved DITY option offering weight tickets. U-Pack also offers military discounts to make your move even more affordable.

The City of Dover, Delaware welcomes you to Dover AFB

After moving to Dover AFB, you’ll find your new home is situated just 2 miles southeast of Dover, Delaware – the capital city and 2nd largest city of Delaware. The current population is 36,034 and growing; in fact, the city is one of Delaware’s fastest growing communities. If you’re looking to further your education while your family is stationed at Dover AFB, you’ll be thrilled to know that Dover is home to DelawareStateUniversity and WesleyCollege. The city also provides ample opportunity for enjoying the theater at the SchwartzCenter for the Arts which is host to performances by the Dover Symphony Orchestra, ballet, and classic films. If you can’t resist a good day of bargain hunting after moving to Dover AFB, you’ll pleased to know that Dover is well-known for tax-free shopping. And, if you’re just looking for a quick get-a-way, good news, Dover is only 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA and 90 miles east of Washington, D.C.

Most importantly, enjoy your time stationed at Dover AFB where you’ll have the privilege and opportunity to touch the lives of family members whose loved ones have sacrificed their lives protecting our cherished freedoms.

Important Resources regarding Dover AFB

Base Website
Support Squadron
Frequently Asked Questions
Newcomer’s Information

The service center for Dover Afb, DE is located in Aston, PA.

Information about Dover Afb, DE

Est. Population: 4391
County: Kent
Latitude: 39.1167
Longitude: -75.4833
Zip Codes: 19901