News | Aug. 14, 2015

JBA changes base access policy

By Airman 1st Class J.D. Maidens 11th Wing Pubic Affairs

Joint Base Andrews is changing base access procedures starting Sept. 8, 2015.

All unescorted visitors will have to be added to an entry access list 72 hours prior to arrival by sending a visitor request form to the JBA Visitor Control Center.

"This policy change will enhance the safety of JBA personnel and their families," said Col. Bradley Hoagland, 11th Wing/JBA commander. "Further vetting of visitors will improve force protection measures at JBA, and will also foster a more robust culture of security for workers, residents and visitors."

The Unofficial Visitor Base Pass Request form can be found on the 11th Security Support Squadron share point site, and on www.andrews.af.mil. The completed form should be emailed to: usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.11-ssptf-visitor-center@mail.mil.

All emailed forms must be encrypted per Air Force Instruction. If the requester does not have access to a method of encrypting their emails, the form may be completed at the VCC.

"Once the request form is completed, the visitors will be checked against a database for disqualifiers," said Staff Sgt. Daniel Andrade, 11 SSPTS VCC shift supervisor. "If cleared, visitors will be added to the base access roster and will be capable of entry to the installation with a valid, state-issued I.D. for the dates specified on the form."

Vouching for individuals in other vehicles will be prohibited. To replace the previous protocol, the Trusted Traveler Program will allow valid cardholders with escort authority to vouch for a maximum of 10 individuals in their immediate vehicle without a visitor request form.

Additionally, sponsors will no longer be required to meet delivery vehicles at the Pearl Harbor Gate, only a visitor request form is needed. Delivery and driver will be verified on the day of entry, and the sponsor must be reachable by Security Forces personnel to validate the service or delivery. 

The VCC will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist with visitor requests.  Services such as vehicle registration, vehicle decal issuance, and Restricted/Controlled Area badges will only be conducted Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you have any questions and/or concerns please feel free to contact the VCC staff at (301) 981-0689.