Rosecrans Air National Guard – is located on a portion of the Rosecrans Memorial Airport, Saint Joseph, Missouri. It is the home of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard and the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center. It is named in honor of Guy Wallace Rosecrans, a U.S. Army Air Service airman killed in World War I.
Whiteman Air Force Base – is a USAF base located approx. 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Knob Noster, Missouri; 70 miles (110 km) ESE of Kansas City, Missouri. The host unit is the 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW), assigned to the Eighth Air Force of the Air Force Global Strike Command. It was established in 1942 as Sedalia Glider Base. It is a joint-service base, with Air Force, Army and Navy units. The host unit is the US Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW). It is the only permanent base for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.
Missouri to Missouri – Air Miles/Ground Miles
Rosecrans ANG to Whiteman AFB 130/102
All Missouri Military Bases
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National Guard Units
If I wanted to travel from the Kansas City, MO area to the Reagan National Airport area which would be the best base to leave from with the highest probability of sucess and return? As for the class I would fall in is; I am a a Vietnam vet rated with a Permanent and Total Disability due to the affects of Aren’t Orange. I was a Booney Rat for the whole twelve months with the exception of a 9 week stay in the 106th General Hospital in Yokahama, Japan. Not sure where I fall in on the waiting list.
I would say that Scott AFB IL would be your best option. They travel to Andrews AFB in MD which gets you pretty close. Plus Andrews does fly back to Scott so you could get a round trip if you sign up. As for your priority, first we have to be sure you are even eligible. Do you have some sort of military ID card? You need one to be eligible. If you have one then you will probably be a Cat 6, along with the rest of us retirees. Everyone has priority over us, but sometimes we get lucky and are the only ones on the flight. I will be monitoring this site more often so please let me know if you need any further assistance. https://ujspaceainfo.com/2014/02/scott-afb-illinois/ & https://ujspaceainfo.com/2014/01/joint-base-andrews/.
Are there many, if any Space A flights going back east out of Rosecrans or Knob Noster or west to the Las Vegas area? If so, are they pretty full?
There are not very many flights out of Rosecrans. I’m guessing that the most active Space-A location to MO is in IL (Scott AFB). You can contact Rosecrans or any of the Space-A locations via the contact information on this site https://ujspaceainfo.com/ and/or via their FB page https://www.facebook.com/139aw. It’s hard to tell whether they are full or not when there are flights. It depends on the aircraft and how many people decide to travel at that time. It always varies.
Scott AFB IL has as its most common destination, Andrews AFB MD. Checking out any of your surrounding Space-A locations via this blog could help. Most of them have Common Destinations and Originating Locations.
Please let me know if I can help you further.