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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.

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 who are interested in learning more about the history, missions and assets of Whiteman Air Force Base. Tours are available during our tour season, March-October. Due to manning shortfalls, inspections and mission requirements, these tours maybe cancelled or rescheduled with little or no notice.

The below dates are available for 2016 tours:

Due to manning shortfalls, inspections and mission requirements, these tours maybe cancelled or rescheduled with little or no notice. Tour requests will have to be handled on a case by case basis.  We apologize for any requests that cannot be met due to the current situation.

- 13 May  Spirit One-FULL
- 10 June Spirit One-FULL
- 24 June Spirit Two-FULL
- 08 July  Spirit One
- 26 Aug  Spirit Two


Instructions:

A maximum of 40 guests are allowed on a Spirit Tour. In the past, the 509th BW Public Affairs Office hosted individual group tours; however interested parties for the 2016 year will need to enroll in a Spirit Tour on a space-available, first-come-first-served basis. Any group or individual requesting a Spirit Tour must submit a Spirit Tour Request Form to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office.

The information needed for U.S. citizens is:

1) Full Name (i.e. John E. Doe)
2) Date of Birth
3) Social Security Number
4) Driver's License State of Issue
5) Driver's License Number

**If you are a DOD ID card holder (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retiree, Dependent) please send us your name exactly as printed on your ID and the DOD ID # only** 

All personally identifiable information (PII) must be sent to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office via fax at 660-687-7948.

Spirit One
The Spirit One Tour includes a wing mission brief highlighting each unit on base and how each contributes to the defense of America, an Oscar-01 missile launch control facility tour, a viewing of a 509th BW B-2 Spirit static display, and a windshield tour of the base.

Spirit Two
The Spirit Two Tour includes a wing mission brief highlighting each unit on base and how each contributes to the defense of America, a viewing of a 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II, a viewing of a 509th BW B-2 Spirit static display, and a windshield tour of the base.

Follow the Spirit Tour request link below, once complete, please fax to the 509 BW Public Affairs office 660-687-7948. If you have any questions please call the 509 BW Public Affairs office, 660-687-5727 or 6126.

Spirit Tour Request Form

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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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