Thank you for your interest in requesting a Public Affairs Base tour at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station.

Please read the following information before filling out a request form.

Base Tours

The 146th Airlift Wing's Public Affairs office offers half day base tours. Please note that tours are subject to change based on mission requirements and availability. For Base Tour requests, please fill out our Base Tour Request Form below.

General Information

Public access is limited to special events, scheduled tours or sponsored visits. Public Affairs is unable to provide drop-in tours during unscheduled tours or without previous coordination.

Individual Tours
Due to security requirements and manpower, the base is unable to support individual and short notice tour requests. 
Group Tours
Base tours are offered to local civic organizations, schools and youth groups to educate its members about the Air Force and, more specifically, the 146th Airlift Wing's mission. Tours average 2-4 hours and are not available on weekends, holidays or non-training Mondays or During our Regularly Scheduled Drills (RSD).

Please note the following when submitting a group tour request:

Size: Tours are limited to a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 participants.

Transportation: - Organizations are responsible for their own transportation. Tours are limited to one busload. Unfortunately, requests to use multiple vehicles cannot be accommodated.

Dates: Allow 3-4 weeks advance notice for tours. All requests are given equal consideration and are granted on a first-requested, first-served basis. State a suggested primary and alternate date in the request. All dates are subject to change or cancellation based on mission requirements and manning availability. Final confirmations will be provided two weeks prior to the tour date. Public Affairs will not book multiple tours within one month.

Thank you for your interest in requesting services from our base Honor Guard Team. 

Please read the following perquisites before making your request.

Honor Guard Requests

When making requests for Honor Guard services please ensure they are made two-weeks in advance. 

All requests made are subject to change based off availability. 

If you meet these criteria, you may download a copy of the request form and email it to the Honor Guard NCOIC.  


Media Inquires 

Bonafide credentialed members of the media may fill out a response to query form or call the main line at 805-986-7420 for questions during normal business hours, 08:00AM - 1500PM Monday through Friday. 

After a request has been made

Please allow at least 24 hours for an initial response. Additional time may be needed to coordinate accurate and credible information. 

Exclusive interviews 

We do not offer exclusive interviews that cannot be offered to all credential members of the media. To request and interview please contact our office. 


Noise Complaints

We deeply apologize for any disturbances we, or any Department of Defense aircraft may have caused. We would like to emphasize that we take each noise complaint very seriously and will do our best to coordinate all noise complaints, whether caused by our aircraft, or another Department of Defense aircraft in a timely manner.

What should I include in my complaint?

Helpful information should include size of the aircraft, color of the aircraft, which direction it was heading, any numbers or symbols on the aircraft, the time of the incident, and location. 

What happens after I file a complaint? 

All complaints received will be investigated and forwarded to our Operations Group for a resolution. Public Affairs will then do it's best to identify the aircraft. If the aircraft does not fit the description or flight pattern of our aircraft, Public Affairs will do it's best to track the origin of the aircraft based on the description and times provided. If the aircraft described is identified as one of ours, Public Affairs and the Operations Group will work to advocate a resolution to avoid future disturbances if possible. In either case, Public Affairs will always notify the person submitting the complaint with its findings.

Thank you for your interest in the 562nd Air National Guard Band of the West!

Air Force musicians perform a wide variety of military and civic events such as ceremonies, parades, festivals, public concerts, educational outreach, and professional sporting events. Music support utilizes a variety of ensemble configurations to include solo bugle, vocalist, concert band, rock band, jazz band, chamber and vocal ensembles.

Public & Civic Events
Whether a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade, military band performances must be free and open to the public. Air Force bands may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar venues with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event and no additional fee is charged to hear the band perform. Additional restrictions may apply. 

Policy and Legal Restrictions
Before completing a request for musical support, please review the following policy requirements on the USAF Bands Policy Disclaimer below. 

1. U.S. Military participation does not imply endorsement of the event or the organization hosting the event. The requested information is required to evaluate the event. Please complete all sections.

2. Armed Forces musical units are organized for ceremonial and traditional purposes and to support recruiting activities. However, they may be authorized to provide certain specified presentations, such as patriotic ceremonies for public programs. Armed Forces musical organizations are not permitted to provide entertainment, background, dinner, dance or other social music at public or private events in competition with the customary or regular employment of local civilian musicians. Limited resources permit only one band and/or choir to perform at an event, and the Military Services reserve the right to cancel support to requesters who have scheduled more than one such military unit.

3. Department of Defense (DoD) policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events will be provided at no additional cost to the Government, which means un-programmed costs incurred solely because of participation in or support of an unplanned activity. For example, additional costs to the Government include unplanned travel and transportation, meals and lodging for military personnel away from Government mess, civilian per diem, and overtime pay. Unsolicited contributions of money, personal property, or services (e.g., gifts in kind for lodging, meals, transportation) may be accepted for the benefit of military musical units for events that align with the DoD's mission. All costs are binding after a unit, personnel, or exhibit has arrived at an event site, even though weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances force the event to be cancelled.

4. Requests should be submitted to the appropriate Military Service not less than 30 days in advance of a scheduled program. Final determination will occur no earlier than 90 days in advance. Please realize that all Armed Forces units have specific military missions and training requirements. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the DoD and the Military Services and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.

For any additional questions regarding the eligibility of a specific event, contact band support here.