DAFB Joint Personal Effects Depot

The Joint Personal Effects Depot plays an important role in returning fallen service members and their belongings home with dignity and respect, while providing care, service, and support to their families.

Project Stats

  • Owner
    US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location
    Dover AFB, DE
  • Project Type
    General Contracting
  • Design Professional
    Tetra Tech, Inc
  • Market
    Government + Civic
  • Square Footage

The Joint Personal Effects Depot (JPED) was constructed in three phases at Dover Air Force Base. Phase 1 was the site development and construction of a new parking lot for the existing Port Mortuary Building. Phase 2 included the construction of the new 62,000 square foot JPED Building. The building includes extensive administrative office space with restroom/locker rooms, a conference room, training room, multi-purpose room, kitchen, and an entry/lobby area with a memorial dedicated to all branches of the military’s fallen soldiers. In addition, there are eighteen separate gated processing areas each with three clothes washers and dryers and a sink. Phase 3 included the demolition of the existing Outdoor Recreation Center and a 15,000 SF building, which made way for the construction of new parking lots for the JPED facility.