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 

Space-A Hotline: 785-861-4391 


Hours of Operation: 0700-1500, Mon-Thur


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 30 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.

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

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