Forbes Field ANG KS 66618

Forbes Field, previously Forbes Air Force Base, is a joint-use civil-military airport operated by the Topeka Airport Authority located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Topeka, Kansas.  It is both an active municipal airport, and a Kansas Air National Guard installation; being the home of the 190th Air Refueling Wing.  Closed as an active United States Air Force base in 1973, the former administrative area is now used for commercial offices, state offices, and an industrial park. The 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard occupies 215 acres on the north west end of Forbes Field.

The facility was established in 1941 as Topeka Army Air Field (AAF). It was renamed in honor of Major Daniel Forbes, an Air Force test pilot from Carbondale, Kansas who was killed in a crash of a Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, which took the lives of all five crew members. The co-pilot on the flight was Captain Glen Edwards, the namesake of Edwards Air Force Base in California.


Inside 190 ARW


190th ARW

Facebook Forum/Pages

Space A Forum

190th Air Refueling Wing

Forbes Field (unofficial page)


190th ARW flyover Topeka capital
190th ARW flyover Topeka capital

Space A Information

Passenger Terminal: DSN:  720-4210  Commercial:  (785) 861-4210

Fax: DSN:  720-4555 Commercial:  (785) 861-4555

Flight Schedule Recording: DSN:  720-4210  Commercial:  (785) 861-4210

Forbes Field Passenger Terminal

Inside 190ARW

Base Directory Passenger Terminal Contact Information


Inside AMC – AMC Travel


Ramada Inn West
Ramada Inn West

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfast/Hostels

Google Map

Hotel Planner

Hotel Planner – Hotels near St. Francis Hospital

Trip Advisor – Topeka Hotels

Trails – Hotels, Motels and Lodging

Hotel Guides

Visit Topeka

Roadside America

Pets Welcome- Pet Friendly Hotels

Yellow Pages

Topeka Lodging Association

Yahoo Local

Military Living – Kansas Temporary Military Lodging




Google Map

Trip Advisor


Topeka Menus

Food and Flicks (nice site)

Visit Topeka

Yellow Pages

Yahoo Local


The Culture Trip

Virtual Tourist

Bring Fido – Dog Friendly Restaurants


Inside Combat Air Musuem
Inside Combat Air Musuem

Attractions/Things to Do

Google Map

Topeka Lodging – Sights & Attractions Directory

Fun Fix

Topeka Zoo

Deer Creek Valley RV Park – Area Attractions

Yahoo Local

Yellow Pages

Kansas Travel – Museum of the Kansas Air National Guard

Trip Advisor

Visit Topeka

Sky Tamer – Kansas Aviation Museum Guide

Combat Air Museum


Oldest jet in the Air Force


Google Map – Car Rental

Google Map – Taxi Services

Go Services

Flight Bridge

Yahoo Local – Public Transportation

Yahoo Local – Taxi Services

Yahoo Local – Car Rental

City of Topeka – Public Transportation

Cortez Transportation Company

Kansas – Dept. of Transportation

Assisted Transportation

Yellow Pages – Public Transportation

Yellow Pages – Taxi Services

Yellow Pages – Car Rental

Airport Shuttle Network

All Pages -Topeka Passenger Ground Transportation

Visit Topeka


Stormont-Vail Health Care
Stormont-Vail Health Care

Medical/Dentists/Medical Centers/Clinics

Google Map – Hospitals

Google Map – Dentists


Yellow Pages – Hospital and Medical Centers

Yellow Pages – Dentists

St. Francis

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System 

Wikipedia – List of Hospitals

Free Clinics

US Hospital Finder



Maps, Guides and Base Facilities

Map Quest

Shop My Exchange – Closest Exchanges to Topeka

Around Forbes Field Airport

Smarter Travel

WikiTravel – Topeka Travel Guide

Visit Topeka – Visitors Guide

Travelks – Request A Travel Guide & State Map

Virtual Tourist

Roadside America – Kansas – Base Guide – Ft. Leavensworth – Base Guide – Ft. Riley


Forbes Field gate

Government/Military Organizations

Google Map – Veterans Organizations

Google Map – Government Offices

Yahoo Local – Veterans Organizations

Yahoo Local – Government Offices

American Legion – Dept. of Kansas

Dept. of Kansas VFW 

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System

Yellow Pages – Veterans & Military Organizations

Yellow Pages – Government Offices


Kansas wildflowers

Phone Numbers

Find Links

White Yellow Pages

White Pages

Inside 190ARW Contacts

Area Connect

Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Yellow Directory


Kansas flag

Other Excellent Links

Info Please – Kansas

Vet Friends

Visit Topeka

City of Topeka Kansas


Military Only Travel – Kansas

Military Only Travel – Worthy Websites