I would probably suggest the same this ElvisL1ves suggested, which is talk to the base commander or PR person at the base and see what they can do for you. I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t let you ssee the arrival, though you probably won’t be on the tarmac or anything.
Just to add my own little story, probably about 10 years ago I was sitting at home in the living room wacthing TV when I heard a helicoptor fly over head. When I say fly overhead I mean the SOB must have barely missed the top of my condo. It was sooo loud and close that it made my head throb. Anywho, our condo is juxtaposed to my old highschool football/soccer/whatever field and the helicoptor landed there, sat there for about a minute then took off again.
The next day I hear the same thing so I go up to the second story window and look out and I see the big double rotor SOB and three other helicoptors landing in the field. The three smaller helicoptors all had the Presidential seal on the side of them. Turns out Prez G. Bush Sr. was landing at my old high school because he was doing a PR visit to a waste managment company that is eco-friendly, or some shit like that. Anyway, I always thought it was cool to be able to tell people that the Prez landed in my backyard (almost). What was even better though is that they lined the rooftops of my string of condos and the rooftop of my highschool with snipers and other various mean looking guys with guns. And there were about 100 police-looking people who ringed the whole field. A damn mouse couldn’t have crawled in there without being spotted.
Oh, and the double rotor helicoptor weighed so much that it broke all the waterlines underneath it. For the next three years that part of the field was ALWAYS muddy and soggy and wet. It took 2 school bond measures to finally fix the mess. Persoanlly I think G.W. Sr. should have paid for it himself, bastard. Screwed up P.E. and soccer for the next three years.