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. 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.
A maximum of 44 guests (minimum 30) are allowed on a Spirit Tour. In the past, the 509th BW Public Affairs Office hosted individual group tours; however interested parties for the 2018 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 (as it appears on driver's license)2) Date of Birth3) Social Security Number4) Driver's License State of Issue5) 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**
**Age limit 12 years and older**All information listed above must be provided to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office no later than 30 days before the requested tour date. All personally identifiable information (PII) must be sent to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office via fax at 660-687-7948.
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.
For over 25 years the Minuteman Missiles of Missouri provided the freedom and peace of the U.S. and its allies. That history is anchored in the concrete and steel at Whiteman Air Force Base inside of Oscar-01.
From 1964 to 1993, Whiteman AFB's Oscar-01 Missile Launch Control Facility served as command center for 10 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. It was one of 15 such facilities spread out across west central Missouri. Oscar-01 was also the only 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.
Reserve a tour at Oscar-01 and step back in time to the cold-war era to relive the success story of the dedicated men and women who made it all possible.
Individuals who have base access can call (660) 687-6560 to schedule a separate tour Monday - Friday. Group size is limited to 15 people per tour. No food or beverages are allowed inside.
26 April 2019 - Spirit Two
17 May 2019 - Spirit One
26 July 2019 - Spirit One
23 August 2019 - Spirit Two
20 September 2019 - Spirit One
18 October 2019 - Spirit Two
15 November 2019 - Spirit One