2017 Open House


Aircraft at the Open House

FILE PHOTO -- The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbie Garcia)
An F-15 Eagle from the 142nd Fighter Wing takes off from Portland Air National Guard Base in Oregon during an operational readiness inspection on Wednesday, June 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Hughel)
Air Force officials have received authorization from Congress for more F-22 Raptors. Some 90 Raptors have been delivered to the Air Force to date. The 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is overseeing the production, delivery and fielding of addtional F-22s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker)
A B-52 Stratofortress flys over to kick off the Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 7, 2017. The B-52 has been in service for over 60 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)
Shown here is United States Navy Lieutenant Thomas De Jong in one of the 400-series F/A-18s he flies on missions from a carrier in the Persian Gulf. He's flying the 401 (side number) in this shot, flew the 411 the next day. On the day De Jong met a tanker from the Sioux City refueling wing, he was flying 402. (US Navy Photo submitted)
A U.S. Air Force KC-135, from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, is refueling a U.S. Air Force F-16 from the South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing, based in Sioux Falls, SD while above Lake Andes, South Dakota, on September 22, 2016. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th ARW Wing PA
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 assigned to the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard in front of the main hangar in Sioux City, Iowa on June 29, 2010. U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th Air Refueling Wing PA/released
The nose of a C-5 Galaxy, from the 433rd Airlift Wing, lifts up so aircrew and 96th Test Wing air transportation Airmen can begin off-loading equipment at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 14. The reserve wing’s aircraft brought maintenance equipment from the 482nd Fighter Wing to the base in preparation for the weapons system evaluation program taking place March 18-22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, takes off at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo., May 15, 2013. The C-130 is capable of delivering equipment and personnel to any location around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane/Released)
An Air Force F-35 Lightning II pilot prepares to refuel Dec. 12, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft taxis down the runway after training at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 26, 2015. Altus AFB is the training base for all C-17 aircrew members, preparing them for real-world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark)



  • This is a family friendly, alcohol free event
  • Appropriate footwear for walking and climbing is encouraged
  • Flight line can be sunny and hot, drink water, take breaks, and wear sunscreen

Driving & Parking

- Gates will be open 08:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Signs will aid guests as they approach the 185th Air Refueling Wing,

local police will be directing traffic to appropriate gates

- All vehicles, personnel and property are subject to search

- Guests will be parked offsite near the base in a grassy field, please plan accordingly

- Parking will be limited, please carpool

Prohibited items

All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces at any time while on the installation and will NOT be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:
  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives
  • Pocket tools
  • Scissors
  • Box cutters
  • Large-heavy chain-link jewelry or belts,
  • Mace or pepper spray 
  • Drones
  • Toys that resemble firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Bicycles
  • Skateboards, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
  • Coolers
  • Back packs, ruck sacks
  • Pets (unless they are service animal with documentation)