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Members of Team Whiteman's Honor Guard carry the colors during a parade.                   Brig. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 509th Bomb Wing commander, speaks to the crowd during a 9/11 ceremony at the University of Central Missouri.
 
Welcome to Whiteman Air Force Base's Public Tours and Flyovers page. The objective of Whiteman AFB's public tour and flyover programs is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and Whiteman's mission.  We support surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tour requests, speaker's bureau or participation in local events. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities.

tabGroup Tours 
Group tours are geared toward people affiliated with organizations, clubs, etc., who want to tour the base as a group of 10 to 40 people.

Group tours are in high demand and booked nearly a year in advance.

We do not host weekend tours and our group tours fill up quite fast as we can only offer a limited number due to operations.
 
 To request a group tour please call 660-687-5731.

For more information, call the Public Affairs office at (660) 687-6126.

Click here for the Group Tour Request Form
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tabOscar-01 Tour 
What is Oscar-1?

From 1964 to 1993, Whiteman AFB's Oscar-01 served as command center for 10 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Oscar was one of 15 such facilities that were spread out across west central Missouri.

Oscar stood out, however, as it was the only such operational site actually located on a base.

Today, the site is a tribute to all Air Force members who pulled alert duty and kept the system operational during the Cold War. As such, Oscar is open for tours.

Individuals who have base access can call (660) 687-6560 to schedule a separate tour of Oscar-01.
tabSpeaker's Request 
Our Airmen enjoy meeting and educating local community members on the Whiteman and Air Force story!

If you would like to request a member of Team Whiteman to speak at your event, please fill out a Whiteman AFB Speaker's Request form with as much detail as possible and return to 509.bw.pa@us.af.mil.

Please keep in mind that not all requests can be honored depending on our operations schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 660-687-6126. Thank you and have a great day!

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tabSpirit Tours 
Spirit Tours are geared toward families and members of the general public. These tours are held one Friday per month during May through September.

Spirit Tours are not intended for organizations or clubs, but rather members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the history, missions and assets of Whiteman Air Force Base.

A maximum of 40 guests are allowed on a Spirit Tour and no more than 10 slots are allowed per family or group. This rule is strictly enforced.

The intent of a Spirit tour is to allow as many members of the general public as possible to tour the base, therefore groups may not sign up for the maximum number of slots (10) for multiple Spirit tours.

All Spirit Tour reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. For reservations, please read and complete the Spirit Tour Request Form.
 
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Spirit One Tour

This tour takes place 8:40 a.m. to noon and includes a wing mission brief highlighting each unit on base and how they contribute to the defense of America, an Oscar-01 missile launch control facility tour, a viewing of the 509th Bomb Wing's B-2 static and a short windshield tour of the base.

Maximum participants: 40

Spirit Two Tour

This tour takes place 8:40 a.m. to noon and includes a wing mission brief, highlighting each unit on base and how they contribute to the defense of America, a viewing of the 442nd Fighter Wing's A-10 and a viewing of the 509th Bomb Wing's B-2 static, and a short windshield tour of the base.

Maximum participants: 40

2015 SPIRIT TOUR DATES

May 8: Spirit 1 Tour
July 10: Spirit 2 Tour
Aug. 7: Spirit 1 Tour
Sept. 18: Spirit 2Tour

Tour Policies

Tour dates are scheduled months in advance and are pre-coordinated with supporting units on base. Because tour itineraries and security paperwork must be pre-coordinated, we are not able to accommodate drop-ins or last-minute tour requests.

All interested participants must contact the Public Affairs office to sign up for a tour.

Whiteman AFB does not offer weekend tours due to limited manning and operations.

Tours are subject to change or may be canceled, with little or no notice, due to mission requirements or inclement weather.

All guests visiting Whiteman must provide:

-- Full legal names as they appear on driver's license
-- Driver's license # w/ state of issue
-- Social Security numbers
-- Address, e-mail and phone number for the group's main coordinator. This information is required to send confirmation letter and/or notify of cancellation, etc.
-- By order of the installation commander, non-U.S. citizens are not able to tour Whiteman Air Force Base at this time.

All information listed above must be provided to 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office no later than 30 days before the requested tour date.

Confirmation letters will be mailed approximately three weeks before a scheduled tour with a reminder about the information needed.

Important reminders:
-- No last minute additions will be allowed on base.
-- Cameras and cellphones will not be allowed on base.
-- PA will take a group photo and send to the person who signs up your party
.

To make a reservations, please read and complete the Spirit Tour Request Form.

For more information, call the Public Affairs office at (660) 687-5727.

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tabRequesting a Flyover
Requests for a military flyover at your special event can be made through the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support home page.

Event organizers should be aware that military aircraft flyover requests are subject to a number of restrictions and are supported only where they do not impact operational mission accomplishment.

Anyone requesting a military aircraft flyover must submit a completed DD Form 2535 to the public affairs office a minimum of 90 days prior to the event to be considered for support.

Less than 90 days notice greatly reduces the chance that support will be available. Requests received 30 days or closer to the event will NOT be considered.

If your event is not aviation-related or directly connected to a patriotic holiday, you must fill out an Exception-to-Policy (ETP) form. This form provides greater detail on the military connection to the event. Please be as comprehensible as possible.

You may download and print out a DD Form 2535 and the Exception-to-Policy form, along with instructions for correctly filling out both forms on the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Support request procedures page.

If you plan to request a military aircraft flyover, please call the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at (660) 687-6123 beforehand to discuss your project. Although we cannot guarantee approval of your request, we can help make the application/request process a smoother experience for you.
tabHonor Guard
The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American Public and the World. The vision of the USAF Honor Guard is to ensure a legacy of Airmen who: promote the mission; protect the standards; perfect the image; and preserve the heritage.

To request the Team Whiteman Honor Guard, please complete a Honor Guard Request form with as much detail as possible and return to 509.bw.pa@us.af.mil.

Please note that each event is approved on a case by case basis and you will be notified in the event of either an approval or denial.
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