OK, I am here --- now what?
Arrival at a new Base is an exciting but
worrisome time. Information on your new assignment will be the key to making your first
days at Whiteman a pleasant experience. There are numerous resources which offer bits of
information but we will place valuable information in one location so you can easily
navigate through the arrival process.
Getting to Whiteman
Arriving at the
The nearest major airport to
Whiteman is Kansas City International. It is approximately 85 miles away. If no one can
pick you up at the airport you should plan to take the train or bus to Warrensburg then
continue on by taxi cab. Or, a favorite alternative, is one of the shuttle services which
offers service from the airport directly to billeting on the base. That is the quickest,
easiest option. For those who choose to rent a car at the airport: follow I-435 East to
I-70 East then proceed for approximately 55 miles till Highway 13 South which you follow
for about 18 miles till you reach Highway 50 East. Follow Highway 50 for almost 10 miles
and you will see an exit for Whiteman AFB (also marked for Knob Noster and for the State
Park). After exiting go South (right) for about two miles and the base will be on the
left. If you are traveling the route at night please take care as there are many deer
along that road.
If you are driving yourself to
Whiteman your best option is to find I-70 from either East or West it will lead you to
Whiteman. If you are coming from the West please see the directions under Arriving at
the Airport. If you are arriving from the East take I-70 West for about 150 miles
till Highway 65 South. Follow Highway 65 for almost 20 miles to Highway 50. Take Highway
50 West for approximately 20 miles till you reach Knob Noster. Exit on Highway 23 which is
marked for Whiteman Air Force Base. Follow it to the south and you will find Whiteman.
660.687.1844/ DSN 975.1844
Once you arrive at Whiteman
you will want to make Billeting your first stop. The gate guard will give you directions
if you are driving yourself. Billeting is conveniently located near the Highway 23 gate.
If you wish to stay at the
Whiteman Inn (Billeting) please be sure to reserve well in advance! If you are unable to
get reservations there is a hotel in town, and several hotels in nearby
Warrensburg. The Whiteman
Inn offers 128 rooms of various types/ sizes dependent upon rank and family size. TLF rooms are a decent
size and nicely equipped. TLF rates are $31.75 per night (this is subject
to change so phone for current rates). The grounds also feature several playgrounds and laundry
begins at 8 am on Tuesday in the B-2 Conference Room (Military Treatment
Facility). Appointments are
scheduled through the MPF Support Section.
TMO- Bldg 139 (2nd
Contact TMO upon
arrival to provide your phone number or address so they can contact you
with status of your household goods shipment.
Loan Closet- Airman
and Family Readiness Center- 660.667.7132 / DSN 687.7132
The loan closet loans out essential items to use until household