HomeAbout UsCommunity Support

Base Tour Program

General tour information
Tours will normally be conducted on Wednesdays. No tours will be given on weekends or federal holidays. Tours are free of charge.

Due to logistics and manpower limitations, tours are limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 participants.
All Individuals older than 15 years of age must have a form of state-issued identification.

Requesting a tour
Groups requesting a tour must complete the TOUR REQUEST FORM. Requests should be submitted 30 days prior to the requested tour date and will be accommodated on a space available basis. Requests must be submitted through the 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs office and are accepted up to six months in advance. Tours will be coordinated one month in advance and will be finalized two weeks prior to the date of tour.

Tour Itinerary
Tours will begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and end no later than 3:30 p.m. depending upon the tour schedule. Tours of Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex may include any of the various organizations on base to include static displays and demonstrations. While every effort will be made to honor requests, we must work around our daily operations schedule and no particular activities can be guaranteed. A tour may be cancelled at any time, without notice due to increased security measures or unique mission requirements.

Organizations must provide their own transportation. All buses/vans must arrive at the Main Gate for security processing. Buses will be met a the Main Gate by a Maxwell AFB Tour Ambassador who will accompany the group on the bus and will remain with them for the duration of the tour. If a group is running late due to unforeseen circumstances it is the group's responsibility to contact the designated tour ambassador to see if adjustments  can be made to the tour itinerary. If a group does not contact the Tour Ambassador and is more than 15 minutes late for their tour, the tour may be cancelled. If a tour is cancelled, it may be rescheduled for a later available date.

Cameras are allowed on the tour; however, there are some restrictions. Your tour guide will inform your of any restrictions.

Additional Information

  • There will be no Public Affairs sponsorship for overnight events
  • Special requests deviated from any of the guidelines will be handled on a case-by-case basis

Click here to request a tour of Maxwell AFB

Tour of aircraft

Speaker Requests

Colonel Erik ShafaMaxwell Air Force Base and Air University are dedicated to the community, which is why we offer a robust speaker program for your community events. To request a speaker for your event, please complete the SPEAKER REQUEST FORM and submit it to the community engagement office per the instructions on the form.  We will work diligently with you to find the right speaker for your event.


The Maxwell Air Force Base community is strongly committed to conducting our mission in an environmentally safe and responsible manner.  Click here for the most recent Environmental Management System Policy. Additionally, water quality reports can be found here, and the most recent Environmental Assessment can be found here. The current Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan is also available for public review through January 19, 2020.

Honor Guard

Honor Guard Photo 


To request a Maxwell AFB Honor Guard funeral detail:

  • Click HERE to fill out the Military Funeral Honors request form
  • Submit the form to Maxwell.honorguard@us.af.mil or fax the form 334-953-7280.
  • Locate the member's DD Form 214 and send it to the above fax or email as well.

To request honor guard support for any other special detail:

  • Click HERE to fill out the Maxwell Honor Guard request form
  • Submit the form to Maxwell.honorguard@us.af.mil or fax the form 334-953-7280

Historical Trail

The trail was established in 1976 by Boy Scouts of Troop 23, located on Maxwell.  It highlights the rich history of the area and of the Air Force.

  • It is around 5.2 miles long
  • There is also an extended version that adds another 7 miles, for a total of 12.2 miles.
  • It includes many historic sites such as the location of the Wright Brothers School.

For more information, links to the trail guide and brochure are provided below.

Maxwell Historical Trail Guide
Maxwell Historical Trail Brochure