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FYI. Edited for those who think all bases are free access...and yet another update

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

If you are driving down a road and you see a gate with guards standing there. It is probably not a good idea to drive up and start questioning the guards.

Thanks.

Apparently this happened this morning on our base. Some guy drove up and saw guards in uniform. A welcome to XX Air Force Base and asked if he could come look around.

 UPDATE

There are two kinds of bases....open access and closed access.  Open access allows civilians with a valid ID to enter.  Closed access requires civilians to be sponsored onto the base by someone with a valid military or DoD ID.  Our base actually runs your drivers license through a system and if you have any warrants outstanding they do not allow you on base.  I have absolutely no reason to make this up.  It was not meant to be a drama post or an attention whore post.  If I wanted to do that I would ask you crazy people if I was pregnant with a space aliens baby or tell you that I am buying pizza on FS.  That is all.  Done arguing with those who think they know everything based on limited experience.

In order to enter JBSA locations, visitors are required to have a valid form of identification and to have a sponsor with a valid DoD ID card. 

For information and questions concerning sponsor procedures, email your local visitor control center:
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston JBSA-Lackland JBSA-Randolph

VALID FORMS OF ID:
 

Military (active, reserve, national guard, dependant, retiree) Passport (US and foreign upon prior coordination)
State issued driver's license State issued ID cards
Brooke Army Medical Center badge Contractor card
US issued visa (work, travel, or student) DoD civilian
Driving on Base:
Drivers on JBSA locations must have a valid driver's license, registration and proof of insurance; obey posted speed limits; wear seat belts at all times; use hands-free mobile devices. 
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 30, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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LectioDivina
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

OK then.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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What the hell reason do I have to lie?  Seriously?  What am I gaining from it?  It was a minor irritation this morning.  I posted in the OP from our base website where it says you must have a DoD ID or be sponsored on at MY base.  This was not meant to be a drama post at all.  I have never been on a base that does not require military ID.  I have been on a bunch of bases....All Air Force.  Camp Pendleton is Marine not AF.  I have been active duty for 17 years. 

 

Your BIL or sis coming to sign you on base is sponsoring you on.  If they had not done that you wouldn't have gained access. 

Quoting Temecula_Mama:

I know right! I had to go on camp Pendleton once for a house warming and all I had to do was show my license and insurance. I think the worst was when my sister lived on point mugu. She or my bil had to come up to the gate to sign me in. March air force base just let's you drive on with a pass.


Quoting Lovemyfamilyof8:

she is lying or grossly exaggerating! I live on an Air Force base connected to Fort Bragg. It is BS. There is a designated "visitors lane", you show your license, get a car search, get a pass, and go on base! This chick is lying and I don't know why///LMMFAO


Quoting pookienbobosmom:


 Not sure I'd want to live anywhere like that :\


Quoting Anonymous:

He was told no and kept questioning. The guards are armed. Shit if I drive up to some areas without proper ID they draw guns immediately.



Quoting Anonymous:

So? Maybe he wax curious?


 


 



KMadsen
by Platinum Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Here you can get on post with just a driver's license but it's not like you can do anything, lol. You have to have a military id (or be with someone who has a military id) to buy anything, get into the pools, gyms, etc.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I said SOME areas of the base...ie WSA... or certain hangars containing certain aircraft.  Flightline...that kind of stuff.

Quoting Anonymous:

Only certain areas on base are that highly protected.

Nice try though.


Quoting Anonymous:

He was told no and kept questioning. The guards are armed. Shit if I drive up to some areas without proper ID they draw guns immediately.




Quoting Anonymous:

So? Maybe he wax curious?



Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Ft bliss is an open base, I didn't have to show ID when we went to my grandfathers funeral but ft hood is a closed base, when I go visit my cousin I can't get on base nor do I try.
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moosesmom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM
All AF bases...

I'm talking Army. That's all I know. But here all you need is a valid ID (military, DL..) I don't have a decal on my car anymore. But if I do need to go on post I go to the visitors center show my DL and insurance and I can get a pass for the day. I'm speaking about my OWN experience. I've done this at other bases also.

We should not be talking about this. We're giving away top secret info. LOL!


Quoting Anonymous:

I have never been on a base where military or gov ID wasn't needed. Been to Eielson, Barksdale, Anderson, Hickam, Sheppard, Keesler, Robins, Lackland, Moody, and Nellis.




Quoting moosesmom:

Guess its different certain places. Here all you need is a valid ID...no sponsor needed.





Quoting Anonymous:





Quoting moosesmom:

Weird post indeed. All you have to do is get a visitors pass and ta-da! Access granted.




Quoting Lovemyfamilyof8:




we live on post in NC, civilians are allowed to come on post for almost any reason! You made a weird post.




Posting this  in my OP as well...but here is a copy and paste from the base website.




In order to enter JBSA locations, visitors are required to have a valid form of identification and to have a sponsor with a valid DoD ID card

For information and questions concerning sponsor procedures, email your local visitor control center:

















JBSA-Fort Sam Houston JBSA-Lackland JBSA-Randolph

VALID FORMS OF ID:



 













































Military (active, reserve, national guard, dependant, retiree) Passport (US and foreign upon prior coordination)
State issued driver's license State issued ID cards
Brooke Army Medical Center badge Contractor card
US issued visa (work, travel, or student) DoD civilian



Driving on Base:
Drivers on JBSA locations must have a valid driver's license, registration and proof of insurance; obey posted speed limits; wear seat belts at all times; use hands-free mobile devices. 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM
I'm not a Fucking idiot, I know civilians that work on base. They have a government issued I'd of some sort. You really think that they just allow any random person on base? What would be the point of even having a gate then? Sorry, but visitors not allowed with out physical escort. I have also been to a base that didn't allow visitors in the commissary.


Quoting Lovemyfamilyof8:

YOU ARE LYING! Civilians work on ALL MILITAY BASES AND POSTS> They work at fast food, PX, commissary, and more. They do NOT get a special ID for working on post for those jobs! What AF base is this? I know people all over .... I would love to proove you wrong. I am calling you a liar and the fact is you just want attention.


Quoting Anonymous:

It may be like that at some bases but at our base, unless you are escorted you're not getting on. You can't even call the gate and vouge the person on, you have to physically be with then now. We are always in 100% id check. I couldn't believe they didn't want to see my id when I went to see my dh at another base!



Quoting Lovemyfamilyof8:


who told you that , lmmfao. BTW Fort Bragg is connected to Pope Airforce base. ( army took it over last year) BUT the fact is all you have to do is get a visitors pass. I live on Pope. I have for 3 years. Civilians work on air force bases, civilians can come for events, fairs, and for any reason, even to just look around. YOPU ARE WRONG> We have been military for 7 years and lived on both Army and Air Force bases. A visitors pass take 5 minutes and costs nothing. How the hell do you think people get on for yard sales? Fourth of July events? Fairs? If you know nothing about a subject, shut up!



Quoting Anonymous:

It is an Air Force base. No civilians unless escorted by someone with proper ID.




Quoting Lovemyfamilyof8:



we live on post in NC, civilians are allowed to come on post for almost any reason! You made a weird post.




 





mommaslilmen
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

seriously? maybe cus i grew up on a naval base and been on them so often, i just thought that was common sense!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:42 AM


Quoting Roxygurl:

Ft bliss is an open base, I didn't have to show ID when we went to my grandfathers funeral but ft hood is a closed base, when I go visit my cousin I can't get on base nor do I try.


I realize some bases are open.  Mine is closed.  But apparently I am lying because others can get onto their local base without military id

spastic_poodle
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Recently some guy got shot for that on our base
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