Dover AFB
Dover, DE 19901, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE Location Dover Air Force Base is in the “First State” and the center of the Delmarva — Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — Peninsula. The base is 2 miles south of the city of Dover, the capital of Delaware, and close to several major metropolitan areas:


Centrally located on the Delmarva Peninsula — short for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — Kent County covers nearly 798 square miles of Delaware, 26 percent of them water. Kent County is one of only three counties in Delaware, which is less than 2,000 square miles in size. The cities in Kent County include Dover,

Getting To & Around

The Dover region is connected to the rest of Delaware by several highways and is within easy reach of New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Most people traveling in Kent County choose to drive and enjoy the beautiful, historic East Coast setting. For those flying in, there are two major

Housing & Real Estate

From the capital city of Dover to the river city of Milford, Kent County’s communities are diverse. Nature, history and culture mingle to create a varied and attractive region. In 2016, 174,827 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The county, part of the Dover

Employment & Economy

Though it has the smallest number of residents of Delaware’s three counties, Kent County’s diverse economy, low cost of living and doing business, central location and pleasant lifestyle have helped it grow and succeed. In terms of population, there was a 7.7 percent increase between 2010 and 2016, according

Health Care

There are many health care services in Kent County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options, and Congress and the president have announced plans for additional changes. Visit for current information on open enrollment for health care coverage

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when children and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Kent County because they provide

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Kent County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Kent


The local area boasts plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the Killens Pond Water Park pool, for instance, or tee off at one of the many golf courses. Don’t miss the Delaware State Fair in Harrington or big name
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