Event Schedule

August 26 - 27





(schedule subject to change)

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RV/Bus Parking

"There are only 5 Bus/RV parking spaces at the Air Mobility Command Museum, and they are first come, first serve. Vehicles parked at the AMC Museum MUST leave the parking lot by 5 p.m. each night. There will be NO overnight parking"

Contact the AMC Museum at 302-677-5938 for more information.

Contact Info

Commercial Sponsorship:

Marketing, call 302-677-3998 or email at jeffrey.moore.42@us.af.mil


Call Public Affairs, call 302-677-3372 or email at George.kale.6@us.af.mil


Coordinator, call 302-677-6575 or email at civic.outreach-02@us.af.mil

Prohibited Items

All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces at any time on the installation and will NOT be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:
- Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large-heavy chain-link, jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
- Firearms of any type
- Toys that resemble firearms
- Fireworks
- Spray paint and silly string
- Glass containers of any kind
- Alcohol
- Illegal drugs
- Bicycles
- Skateboards, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
- Coolers
- Large umbrellas/portable tents
- Backpacks, ruck sacks
- Pets (Service animals allowed)

What to Bring

- Hearing protection
- Sunscreen
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle/canteen (free water available)
- Binoculars
- Handheld camera or camcorder
- Camera bags no larger than 12'x12'
- Strollers
- Folding chairs or stools

Thunder Over Dover: What's New

Air Mobility Command Museum

Where do old airplanes go? The lucky ones go to the Air Mobility Command Museum—the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history!

The museum houses more than 30 aircraft varying in roles and sizes. Cargo haulers, fighters, helicopters, a presidential aircraft, and even a bomber; the museum has a little bit of everything!

Official site of the AMC Museum

70th Anniversary

70th Air Force Birthday

Thunder Over Dover news

News Comments Updated
436th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen fill sandbags for the upcoming 2017 Dover Air Force Base Open House “Thunder Over Dover” Aug. 10, 2017, on Dover AFB, Del. Each section of the 436th CES has been tasked with different responsibilities for preparation during the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Davis) Engineers lead the way for Thunder Over Dover
With the 2017 Dover Air Force Base Open House fast approaching, much of the base has begun preparing
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Dover Air Force Base firefighters and Kent County Public Safety personnel assist simulated casualties during a Major Accident Response Exercise July 22, 2017, on Dover AFB, Del. Countless Dover AFB units and off-base community partners worked hand-in-hand throughout the exercise ensuring the safety of attendees of the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) DAFB preps for Open House
First responders tested their capabilities during a Major Accident Response Exercise in preparation for the upcoming Thunder Over Dover Open House July 22, 2017, on Dover AFB.
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Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Advance pilot/narrator, gives a “thumbs up” prior to engine start of Thunderbird 8, Jan. 25, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gonsalves, along with Staff Sgt. Todd Hughes, tactical aircraft maintainer, departed Dover AFB in the F-16 Fighting Falcon on a schedule flight to Pittsburgh, Pa. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform during the “Thunder Over Dover: 2017 Dover AFB Open House,” Aug. 26 and 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Snapshot: Thunderbirds plan for “Thunder Over Dover”
Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Advance pilot/narrator, gives a “thumbs
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