Tour Information

The 445th Public Affairs office offers public tours for ROTC, JROTC, recruiting and educational groups of 10 or more individuals planning to visit the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Our tour season runs the first week of April thru the first week of November and depends on weather conditions.

Tours are designated for those 8 years and older. If your group is interested in visiting the 445th and/or C-17 Globemaster III only and not the base, we can assist with your request. If your group would like to visit the 445th and other facilities on the base as well, please request your tour through 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office at 937-522-3252.

Tours are only conducted on Fridays during the business day. We can start as early as 9 a.m. The last tour would end by 2 p.m. Due to the cold climate, aircraft tours are not conducted during the winter months.

A minimum of 30 days notice is required for all tours and requests are taken on a first come, first served basis. A list of names must be provided to us no later than 7 days before your scheduled tour. Mission requirements come first and may result in last minute cancellations.

You can contact the 445th Public Affairs office at 937-257-5784 to check the availability of a specific date or for any questions about the tour program. Click here for a downloadable "tour request" form.

Phone Numbers

445th Family Support
(937) 656-1502

445th Military Personnel Flight
(937) 257-6981

445th Inspector General
(937) 257-9902

Reserve Recruiting
(937) 257-6884

445th Budget/Reserve Pay
(937) 257-4397

445th Education & Training Office
(937) 257-5092

Other Base Numbers

  • Aero Club – 257-7714
  • Air Terminal – 257-7741 Recording 257-6235
  • Auto Hobby Shop - 257-3310
  • Base Exchange - 879-5730 Ext. 200
  • Base Operations – 257-2131
  • Base Theater – 257-4697
  • Bowling Alley – 257-7796
  • Class Six – 878-8831
  • Club and Banquet Center – 257-9762
  • Commissary – 257-2060
  • Dining Hall – 257-7150
  • Directory Assistance – 555-1212
  • Dodge Gym – 257-4225
  • Home & Garden/Four Seasons – 878-8831
  • Hope Hotel and Conference Center – 257-1285
  • Jarvis Gym – 257-3607
  • Kittyhawk Daycare – 257-1086
  • Lodging/Billeting – 257-3451
  • Museum – 255-3286
  • Outdoor Recreation – 257-9889
  • Pass/ID – 257-6506
  • Red Cross – 257-9875
  • Skywrighter – 522-3251
  • Thrift Shop – 879-5630
  • Wright Field Fitness (Area B) – 904-9381

445th Recruiters

To find out about reserve positions available, contact a recruiter's office, listed below, in you area.

* Wright-Patterson AFB Recruiter, (937) 257-6884
* Dayton, Ohio Recruiter, (937) 220-9042
* Health Professions Recruiter (937) 904-8517
* Dublin, Ohio Recruiter, (614) 734-9214
* Florence, Kentucky Recruiter, (859) 371-7950
* Louisville, Kentucky Recruiter, (502) 569-3988
* Toledo, Ohio Recruiter, (419) 531-3435

To contact an Air Force Recruiting office anywhere in the U.S. at 1-800-257-1212

For information on Officer Accessions Recruiting, call (937) 904-8514. If you are on base, stop by Bldg. 103 in Area B.

Driving Directions

From the North:

I-70 to I-675 South toward Cincinnati, exit on Hwy 444 (Enon), turn right and continue to the intersection of Central Ave. Turn right and follow the Central Ave. approximately 1 mile. Gate 26A is on your left. After entering the gate, turn right and follow the curve to the left.

From the South:

Take I-675 North toward Columbus, exit on Hwy 444 (Enon), turn left and continue to the intersection of Central Ave. Turn right and follow the Central Ave. approximately 1 mile. Gate 26A is on your left. After entering the gate, turn right and follow the curve to the left.