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Welcome to the official Air Force Public Web Site of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard. We are comprised of the Headquarters, Delaware ANG and the 166th Airlift Wing, and its associated squadrons and flights.
The 166th AW is located on New Castle Airport, near New Castle and Wilmington, Delaware.
More than 1,000 men and women of the 166th AW support, maintain and fly the C-130H2 model Hercules transport. This venerable aircraft is used in a variety of roles to include airlift and airdrop of people, equipment and supplies, and aeromedical evacuation of people. Our particular aircraft have seen duty in Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm inside Iraq and in nearby nations in Southwest Asia, in Operation Just Cause in Panama, in Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia, in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn inside Iraq and in nearby nations in Southwest Asia, in Operation Enduring Freedom inside Afghanistan and in nearby nations in Southwest Asia, in a host of other countries around the world, as well as in several U.S. states performing humanitarian relief and natural disaster response missions. It is a great aircraft with a great mission.
The Delaware ANG is much more than just its aircraft. It is people performing every vital role that the Air Force, the nation and our state may need during a time of crisis. We invite you to learn more about the Delaware ANG, its history, its people and its opportunities.
(current as of January 18, 2012)
ang Federal Mission
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
ang State Mission
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
166th Airlift Wing (Map & Directions):
2600 Spruance Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
FY2017 Unit Training Assemblies 166th Airlift Wing
Link to Delaware National Guard full time calendars
166th Security Forces Squadron:
166th Command Post:
166th Force Support Squadron:
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed every other Mon.)
ID/CAC cards: issued Tue. & Thur. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: (302) 323-3410
Fax: (302) 323-3371
DSN Fax: 445-7371
Base Finance Customer Service:
Base Information Line:
Phone: (302) 323-3300
166th Airlift Wing Safety Office
Includes Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA)
Delaware National Guard Inclement Weather Notification Line:
New Castle County - (302) 326-7669 (SNOW)
Kent County - (302) 741-7669 (SNOW)
Sussex County - (302) 854-7669 (SNOW)
Delaware Air Guard Recruiting:
(302) 323-3444 or 800-742-6713
D.A.N.G. Retail Store BX
part of AAFES, Dover AFB
Phone: (302) 322-5988
166th Airlift Wing Family Readiness Coordinator:
Phone: (302) 323-3327
Public Affairs and Webmaster: (
by Email; for Recipient select "166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Webmaster"
Phone: (302) 323-3369
166th Communications Flight:
Phone: (302) 323-3555
166th Medical Group:
Phone: (302) 323-3385
Del. National Guard State Education Program:
Base Environmental Information:
166 AW Base Environmental Policy Statement
New Castle Airport Information:
New Castle Airport (ILG)
Find local weather zip code 19720:
Weather check for New Castle, DE