How can I obtain an ID card at Homestead Air Reserve Base?
Homestead ARB has a Pass and ID section that can provide assistance to military retirees, active-duty, Reserve, Guard, regardless of the branch of service, and family members.
Appointments required, and are no longer made over the phone. To schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl or https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.
In order to obtain an ID card you must show two valid forms of identification that are non-expired. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's license, military ID card, school ID, social security card, voter's registration card, birth certificate, passport, resident card, alien card, foreign national ID with photo.
Dependents who are 21 and over, and are full time college students, must have a certified letter from the institutions registrar's office. The letter must show that the dependant is currently enrolled with an expected graduation date. For dependants who request to be enrolled into DEERS for tricare as beneficiaries, and the sponsor is on an active status or away, must present a valid DD-1172 given by the sponsor.
PLEASE NOTE: All marriage certificates, birth certificates and divorce decrees shown for DEERS must be the original court-certified copies.
For questions please call (786) 415-7138
How do I request a flyover?
To request a flyover you must complete a DD Form 2535 on-line by visiting AF Aerial Events Web Site. After the form is completed and submitted, you must print and send to the local FAA Flight Standards District Office for their approval. After the FAA approves the form you need to email it to: USAFAerialEvents@mail.mil. Please plan ahead and allow at least 45 days to complete the request.
Do you give base tours?
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all tours at Homestead ARB are suspended until further notice.
Homestead Air Reserve Base maintains a tour program that runs year round. Thousands of individuals visit Homestead Air Reserve Base every year. With our several tenant units, diverse missions, and proximity to Miami, Homestead ARB serves as a great destination to tour. Tours are available for groups of no more than 40 people. Due to our operations tempo and limited manning, Homestead ARB does not accommodate private tour requests for single individuals or small groups (e.g. families).
Homestead ARB Tour Guidelines:
· Tour requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.
· Tours are conducted ONLY on Fridays, during the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
· Remember, Public Affairs only supports tours for groups no more than 40 people.
· The Homestead ARB support staff approves tour requests based on Public Affairs recommendation and Homestead ARB scheduling considerations.
· Please make Public Affairs aware of any tour guests who are officers in the grade of O-6 or above as well as any distinguished persons, award winners, POWs, etc., which will be accompanying your tour. Please notify Public Affairs if any tour guests are not U.S. Citizens.
· All tours are subject to change or cancellation based on operational requirements.
How to request a group tour: Click on link Base Tour Request Form, fill out and Email to 482FW.PA@us.af.mil. Public Affairs will follow up if more information is needed. Thank you for your interest in touring Homestead ARB!
DOD identification card holder guidance: Usually, DOD identification card holders with installation access may conduct personal tours of the base with small groups of their own sponsored guests. However, personnel must notify their commander and submit tour request forms to ensure base leadership is aware of the visit. DOD ID card holders also need to coordinate their tour and obtain approval from affected units well in advance, and must also observe restricted/controlled areas and ensure they and their guests obey policies on photography. Photography on and near the flightline, and in controlled/restricted areas, is prohibited without official written permission.