Joint Base Andrews


316 SFS adopts new visitor access, sponsorship policies

By 316th Security Forces Squadron | June 15, 2007

ANDREWS AFB, Md. -- The 316th Wing implemented the Air Force District of Washington's guidance on visitor access and self-sponsorship policy June 7. 

The new policy includes self-sponsorship capabilities to be categorized and defined by the Federal Credential Entry List. 

The new Visitor Access and Self Sponsorship policy states all personnel with a valid identification card from Category A, which includes, but is not limited to, all Active Duty, Reserve and Guard servicemembers along with family members, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Energy, Secret Service and Central Intelligence Agency cardholders, will be allowed to self-sponsor visitors without first going to the Visitors Control Center. 

Guests of Category A sponsors must hold a valid government-issued photo ID card, and their visit cannot exceed 24 hours. 

All personnel holding a valid ID card from Category B, which includes the State Department, White House staff, all versions of Senate and House of Representatives, Army Air Force Exchange Services employees, Customs and Homeland Security, contractors, Army and Navy Investigation units, local police and Office of Personnel Management cardholders will be allowed to self-sponsor guests for official business and mission accomplishment without first going to the VCC, provided they meet certain criteria. 

Visitors in Category B must hold a valid government-issued photo ID card, the duration of the visit must not exceed 24-hours, and the number of visitors are equal to or less than 10 personnel. 

All other cardholders are to be on the installation for official business only and are not allowed to sponsor individuals onto the base. 

For questions or concerns, contact 1st Lt. Scott A. Haselden, 316th Security Forces Squadron Flight commander, at 301-981-4942 or the Law Enforcement Administration office at 301-981-8575. (Courtesy of 316th Security Forces Squadron)