.Birmingham International Airport/Air National Guard – The 117th Air Refueling Wing is a unit of the Alabama ANG, stationed at Birmingham ANG Base AL.  The 117th ARW flies the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker. Its mission is to train and equip combat ready aircrews and support personnel to perform worldwide aerial refueling and airlift missions.



Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base – Maxwell AFB officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a USAF installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The installation is located in Montgomery AL. It was named in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore AL.


US_Army_50953_AMCOM_LogoRedstone Arsenal – Redstone Army Airfield is a military airport located at Redstone Arsenal, six miles (10 km) southwest of the city of Huntsville in Madison County AL.  It is used to support the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, NASA, and the Flying Activity.


Alabama to Alabama – Air Miles/Ground Miles

Birmingham ANG to Maxwell-Gunter AFB: 83/96.5, Redstone Arsenal: 81/99

Maxwell-Gunter AFB to Redstone Arsenal: 159/191

All Alabama Military Bases

(with Interactive Map)

National Guard Units



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  1. I am a beginner trying to find out how to fly out of the Maxwell Air Force Base to MacDill Air Force base in Florida. I am a retired Naval Reserve with a blue ID card. Please help this beginner with the right paperwork and what else I need to know. I am trying to fly August 29th to Sept 2 with my husband who has a blue card also. Do we need DD Form’s 2 also? If so how do we get them? Thanks very much for your help.

    1. Okay. First of all you have to fly where the flights are going, you can not ‘pick’ where you want to go. If there is a mission going from Maxwell to MacDill and they authorize passengers and there are enough seats for you, then you can go. Here is a link that tells where bases “usually” fly and what bases “usually” fly to them. Maxwell does fly to MacDill, but very seldom. Check out the other options on this page to see what is best for you.
      A DD Form 2 IS your ID card. That’s all retirees need to travel with unless you are going overseas, then you also need your passport.
      Be sure to sign up at each location that you ‘might’ be traveling out of. Your sign up is good for 60 days in most cases (there are a few Navy stations that the sign up is only good for 45 days). Anymore questions? Let me know.

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