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TDY Gouge - Delaware


Dover AFB, DE -The Comfort Inn is probably the best bet since it's next to TGI Fridays and a Outstanding BBQ place called Where Pigs Fly. Very Friendly staff and much better than most of the hotels in town that are dumps! avoid the following rat traps at all costs: Econo Lodge (rats), Holiday inn. If billiting trys to send ya out of town for rooms and it's not race weekend call the Sheraton and see if you can get them to come down to the military rate, it's on the other side of town but close to food and the mall. Stayed one night at the Howard Johnson. Scary from the moment we checked in. Elevator(very questionable). Walls are paper thin. The heater/AC unit sounded like I was on a C-5 (in the back). Had to pay extra for a safe that didn't have key. Room door's extra security feature only had 1 1/2 of four screws. The alarm clock was plugged into a switch out let - didn't work when you turned the light off to get some sleep!! Don't be looking for no sympathy from the hotel staff!!! Great place for Halloween! ~Ramada Inn is a dump!! The people working there treat you like they are on some sort of prison-work release program. The local civil alert "air-raid" siren is right next to this dive and goes off every so many hours. Really can interfere with crew rest...don't know if there is a tornado coming, an air raid or if there is a prison break in progress. ~Sheraton is a sweet hotel!! The ONE MAJOR Problem is currently they are charging the Dover Billeting contract rate of $69 which is $5 more than the USAF max billeting rate for Dover. Thus you will have to fill out additional paperwork when you get home to get the overage authorized by your Group CC. I don't know about yours but ours is a pain in the butt to get signed rapidly. Dover finance and billeting have been informed but am uncertain of corrective measures if any. DO YOU REALLY EXPECT FINANCE & BILLETING TO WORK FOR YOU? Hell, the motto of the USAF is to fly fight and to not bother finance and billeting...we are here to make their life easier. That's the real secret on how we won the cold war!

Wilmington, DE - Hilton Christiana was a Nice Resort. Best place to stay in Wilmington, everyone who stayed at a different hotel moved here! Good rooms, restaurants, and bar. 15 minutes to New Castle airport.

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