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How can I request a tour of the C-17?
Note: Due to weather conditions, our tour season will resume again the first week of April.
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. Mission requirements may cause last minute cancellations.
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.
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"tour request" form.
The Air Force Worldwide Locator handles official and unofficial requests to locate Air Force personnel.
The Air Force Worldwide Locator only has location information on individuals who are currently receiving compensation from the U.S. Air Force (active duty, Guard, Reserve, retired and Civil Service personnel). If the individual has separated from the Air Force, no information is available.
Official requests are defined as requests received from any government agency and the Department of Defense. All other requests are considered unofficial in nature.
550 C St West Ste 50
JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150-4752
Customer service hours:
Monday-Friday (except federal holidays)
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
The following information is required to make a positive identification:
Full name to include a middle initial, rank (officer/enlisted/GS)
Social Security number or Air Force serial number
Date of birth or an Air Force duty history including the place, month and year of assignments after June 1970
No assignment information is available prior to June 1970.
DOD official requests may be handled over the phone, providing the requester gives their full name, rank, Social Security number, organization and purpose of the request. Failure to provide requested information will result in non-disclosure of requested information.
Federal or state government agency requests for information must be in pursuant to the Privacy Act as stated in the United States Code 552(a)(7). The request must be in writing on official letterhead and signed by a section chief or higher.
Law enforcement agency requests must be in writing on the appropriate letterhead.
All unofficial requests must be in writing and fees may not be applicable.
Your request should state who you are looking for, your name, address and telephone number. Put this information in an unsealed envelope with a return address, proper postage affixed and the individual's name in the addressee portion of the envelope. Place this envelope in a larger envelope with your check or money order for $3.50 made payable to DAO-DE JBSA-Randolph and mail to the Locator address given above. Your request constitutes consent to release of this information to the member.
A fee of $3.50, per individual request, is required from all personnel or businesses requesting addresses on military personnel. Requests must be in writing.
The Worldwide Locator also provides a "Statement or Verification of Service." This applies to active duty Air Force personnel only. A fee of $5.20, per individual written request, is required.
Checks or money orders must be made payable to DAO-DE JBSA-Randolph.
There is no fee for requesters that are either on active duty, serving in the Guard or Reserve, or retired individuals.