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Space Available Travel

Space-available travel is a privilege available to military members and retired servicemembers. Essentially, it means eligible passengers are allowed to "catch" free transport on certain military flights, mission and space availability permitting. 

We, the 190th Air Refueling Wing, want your travel to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The following information on the local area is provided to assist you. If you have questions or problems during your travel, contact any of our quality passenger service representatives. We look forward to serving you now and in the future. 

Contact Information

Air Terminal - Forbes Field ANGB 
5920 SE Coyote Drive 
Topeka, KS 66619-5370 

Passenger Service Center: 785-861-4386 

Fax: 785-861-4324

Space-A Hotline: 785-861-4558 

E-mail: 190ARW.LRS.SpaceA@ang.af.mil 

Hours of Operation: 0700-1600, Mon-Fri

** Due to base construction and heavy traffic, all Space-A travelers should be aware of new front gate procedures (100% ID Check) and a new parking area. Effective immediately until further notice, Space-A travelers will be parked on the west side of BLDG 668 this is across the street from the Air Terminal BLDG. You may drop off bags first at the Air Terminal BLDG 670.

Upcoming Opportunities

T=Tentative Seats
F=Firm Seats

Times may be on the Hotline maximum 72 hours prior
(PAX) Passenger Terminal BLDG 670  


To sign up for Space Available travel you will need the following: 

-Active Duty military: Common Access Card (CAC) and leave form

-Guard/Reserve: Common Access Card (CAC) & DD Form 1853 

-Retirees: DD Form 2 (Blue ID) 

-Dependents over 10: ID Card (DD Form 1173) 

-Dependents under 10: Birth certificates & Social Security Number

-Passports for all those requesting travel overseas with the exception of active duty members stationed overseas. (Dependents of Active Duty Military stationed OS require passports) 

Family members of Active Duty and Retired members must travel with their sponsor unless they meet the following criteria. 

- Sponsor is deployed for 120 days or more - Bottom of Cat IV 
- Sponsor is deployed for 365 days or more - Bottom of Cat III 

***Deployed family members must have a letter (Command Sponsorship)authorizing travel stating deployed Sponsor's dates. Contact your nearest Passenger Terminal for additional information. 

Pets are not allowed on Space-A flights. 

People can sign up for Forbes Space-A travel by visiting the base passenger terminal, building 670. They can also fax a completed sign-up sheet to 785-861-4324

In addition, people can download an electronically alterable sign-up sheet from the 190th ARW Website or via the Air Force Portal, fill it out and send it via e-mail to 190ARW.LRS.SpaceA@ang.af.mil.

All flights are subject to change due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.