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If your question relates specifically to 442nd Fighter Wing, please see the questions below. If you have a question which is not addressed here, you may find the answer by visiting the Questions page of Air Force Link. If you have a general military question, please refer to the U.S. Department of Defense Web site.

 

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What is an A-10 Thunderbolt II?

To learn more about our weapon system, the A-10 Thunderbolt II click here.

What is the mission of the 442nd Fighter Wing?

You can learn more about the 442nd Fighter Wing by clicking here.
How do I schedule an A-10 flyover or static display for my event?

The first step in scheduling a flyover or static display is to go to the Secretary of the Air Force's Public Affairs office (SAF/PA) Web site here. This Web site outlines the procedures for requesting approval for a flyover of static aircraft display for your event. You must submit a Department of Defense Form 2535, which you can obtain at this site, to SAF/PA and the event must be approved at Headquarters United States Air Force before the 442nd Fighter Wing can consider your request. The 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office is prepared to assist you in completing the form 2535 and to answer any of your questions. The public affairs phone number is (660) 687-3842.

After your event is approved by SAF/PA, an approval message will be posted to the SAF/PA aerial events Web site. Once your event is approved and you would like the 442nd Fighter Wing to either fly over or provide a static diplay you need to call the 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (660) 687-3842 and let us know that your event has been approved.

Approval by SAF/PA does not guarantee 442nd Fighter Wing participation. Flyovers and static diplays are done in accordance with operational considerations and as time and training dollars permit.

For B-2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber" flyovers, please contact the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office at (660) 687-6121.
How do I join the 442nd Fighter Wing?

If you are interested in becoming a member of one of the Air Force's premier Fighter Wings, the 442nd, please contact our recruiters at (660) 687-4014 if you are in the vicinity of Whiteman Air Force Base, between Warrensburg and Sedalia, Mo. We also have offices in Springfield, Mo., and Blue Springs, Mo. (Kansas City metro area). For the Springfield office call (417) 889-9782. For Blue Springs, call (816) 228-4056 or (816) 229-2141. You can also call Air Force Reserve recruiting at 1-800-257-1212 or check out the Air Force Reserve Recruiting Web site here.

How do I join the Air Force Reserve?

If you are interested in joining the Air Force Reserve you can call 1-800-257-1212 or check out the Air Force Reserve Recruiting Web site here. If you are specifically interested in joining the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., please contact our recruiters at (660) 687-4014 if you are in the vicinity of Whiteman Air Force Base, between Warrensburg and Sedalia, Mo. We also have offices in Springfield, Mo., and Blue Springs, Mo. (Kansas City metro area). For the Springfield office call (417) 889-9782. For Blue Springs, call (816) 228-4056 or (816) 229-2141.
I have questions or concerns about low-flying military aircraft in central Missouri, who should I contact?

If you have questions or concerns about low-flying military aircraft in the vicinity of Whiteman Air Force Base, Fort Leonard Wood, central Missouri or Kansas City please call the 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (660) 687-3842. If you have concerns about civilian aircraft, please call your nearest Federal Aviation Administration office.
How do I schedule a tour of the 442nd Fighter Wing or Whiteman Air Force Base?

If you would like an up-close and personal look at the 442nd Fighter Wing and our A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, please call the 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (660) 687-3842. If you would like your tour to include the rest of Whiteman Air Force Base, the B-2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber," or the 509th Bomb Wing, please call the 509th Bomb Wing public affairs office at (660) 687-6121. Authorization for tours is granted on a space-available basis and with time permitting due to operational concerns.