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