Can I get onto base?Anyone with a current valid Department of Defense ID card is allowed on base. If you are not DoD ID cardholder, call the Visitor's Center/Pass and Registration at (302) 677-2230.
Can you give me some information concerning area schools?School Liaison Office
The School Liaison Office assists military families of school-aged children with questions on public schools and secondary schools in the area. You may reach the office at (302) 677-6930 (DSN 445-6930) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org The office is located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Building 263, on the first floor.
Dover Air Force Base Schools
Families who reside in the Eagles Heights Housing Annex or the Eagle Meadows Housing Annex will attend the following Caesar Rodney Schools:
Elementary School: Major George S. Welch Elementary School (KN-5)
School Web site: http://www.k12.de.us/welch
Middle School: Dover Air Force Base Middle School: (6-8)
School Web site: http://www.k12.de.us/dafbms
High School: Caesar Rodney High School: (9-12)
School Web site: www.k12.de.us/crhs
Dover AFB Area School Information (120KB)
How can I get a phone number for a base agency? The base operator is able to give phone numbers for on-base agencies, the operator can be reached at (302) 677-3000.
How do I get to Dover Air Force Base? Direct address to DAFB
331 Main Gate Way
Dover, DE 19902
There are two major airports that are located approximately two hours from Dover AFB. They are Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
There are no military shuttles or mass transit that runs from the airport to the base.
Rental cars are available at the airports. There are several shuttles/taxi services that run from these major airports to the base.
Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Take 1-97 South to US Route 50/301 (near Annapolis, MD). Drive east on 50/301 toward the Bay Bridge (a toll bridge -$2.50 for an automobile). After crossing the bridge, continue traveling Route 50/301 east until you reach Queenstown, MD. The highway splits at this point. Go north on 301 until you come to road 300, take a right and go until you reach Road 44, where you turn right again. Stay on 44 until it joins Route 8, and continue to Dover. Keep going east through town until you intersect US Highway 13, and take a right (south). Bear left onto 113 from 13, past the Blue Hen Corporate Center, then bear right onto State Route 113/1 highway. Take Exit 93 to Dover AFB Main Gate exit.
Directions from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Take I-95 south to Dover. Stay south on either 495 or I-95. Head I-95 South (Baltimore). Take exit 4A off of I-95 south toward Christiana Mall and follow signs for Route 1 south to Dover. On this highway you will have two toll booths for $1.00 each on week days, $2.00 each from 7 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday. Take exit 93 for Dover AFB Main Gate.
From Washington, D.C.
Travel East on highway 50 past Annapolis and across the Bay Bridge until you reach U.S. Highway 301. Go north on 301 until you come to Road 302, take a right and go until you reach Road 454, where you turn right again. Stay on 454; it will turn into Route 8, and bring you into Dover. Keep going east through town until you intersect Highway 13, and take a right (south) turn. Bear to the left on 113 from 13, past the Blue Hen Corporate Center, and within approximately two miles, Dover Air Force Base will be on the left.
Directions from Wilmington, Del.
Travel south on Route 1 towards Dover/Shore Points. Travel approximately 3 miles past the city of Dover until you reach the base (Exit 93).
Directions from Baltimore, MD
Take 1-97 South to Route 50/301 and go east toward the Bay Bridge ($2.50 per automobile). Follow instructions listed above as if driving in from Washington, DC.