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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

  • 2017 Thunder Over Dover photos

    Community guests fill the flightline during the Thunder Over Dover Open House Aug. 26, 2017, at
  • Open House highlights Dover’s Rapid Global Mobility

    Yeah, a B-2 Spirit flyby and the Thunderbirds are cool, but if you were to ask any Team Dover Airman what they thought was cool, they would tell you something along the lines of flying monsters.
  • Thunderbirds' PA comes home

    The 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House and air show is a little more meaningful than other air shows that Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy has attended. That’s because, for this air show, McCarthy is coming home. McCarthy, the United States Air Force Thunderbirds’ Public Affairs Community Relations NCO in Charge, grew up in Magnolia, and attended Delaware Technical Community College for a year after high school. After her time at DTCC, McCarthy decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the Air Force.
  • Thunder Over Dover is just around the corner

    Team Dover is finalizing its preparation for the 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House, where they intend to showcase U.S. Air Force heritage from World War II to present during the free two-day event August 26-27 at Dover AFB.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Snapshot: Thunderbirds plan for “Thunder Over Dover”

    Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Advance pilot/narrator, gives a “thumbs

Thunder Over Dover

Event Schedule

FULL SCHEDULE (click link)

August 26 - 27





(schedule subject to change)

Open House Maps




(click text on maps for directions/information)

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
- Bug spray (not aerosol can)
- 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