Public base tours are offered through the Public Affairs office the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance and can be made by calling (805) 606-3595. No walk-ons are accepted the day of the tour.
Callers must provide their full name, hometown, telephone number and either passport number or the last four digits of their social security number. Children must be at least 10 years old to attend a base tour.
Tour attendees should arrive at the Main Gate Visitor Control Center by 9:45 a.m. for check-in. Tours conclude around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the VCC, tour attendees on the reservations list must present two forms of photo ID to be permitted on the Air Force tour bus.
Tours are cancelled without a minimum of 15 people signed up and when mission requirements dictate.
This base, begun in 1941, is located on the outskirts of Lompoc on 99,000 acres of incredibly beautiful Pacific oceanfront property that also includes an ecological preserve. This is the home of the U.S. military’s West Coast Space Operations, including research and development. Fully guided base tours may be available. Call for current schedule and details.