Dover Air Force Base leaders cut the ribbon on $8.7 million chapel center. The 19,343 sq. ft. facility includes a sanctuary, cry room, chapel offices, classrooms and a fellowship hall. It can accommodate 1,100 people. The new facility is built on the site of the original DAFB chapel, which was built in 1956. The building is designed for one third of the facility to be able to serve as a reception center for Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations to receive families in the event of a mass casualty.