MN driver’s license no longer provides access to base
1. WHO’S AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE BASE?
All personnel with a valid DoD issued ID Card.
Federal employees with one of the following Federal ID cards may be allowed entry with a valid purpose and a sponsor.
Department of State
Department of Treasury
Department of Justice
Department of the Interior
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Labor
Department of Health & Human Services
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Energy
Department of Education
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Homeland Security
United States Postal Service
2. DOES A CLUB CARD ALLOW ENTRY TO THE BASE?
No. Club membership cards are issued to members through the services of a contract financial institution for the purpose of obtaining club services. Cards are the property of the contractor and do no authorize entry to the base.
3. HOW CAN I BRING A GUEST ON BASE?
Individuals not affiliated with the military must be escorted or sponsored by a DoD ID card holder or DoD organization.
Guests must be in possession of one of the following unexpired and valid picture ID.
United States Passport
Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration
Receipt Card (Form I-551)
Foreign passport w/ a temporary (I-551) stamp
State issued driver’s license or ID card
ID card issued by Federal, State, or local Government Agencies
4. WHAT IS ESCORTING
Escorted guests are accompanied on to the base by an authorized DoD ID card holder. The guest must remain with their escort at all times.
5. WHAT IS SPONSORING?
Sponsored guests are generally unescorted and therefore must submit to access control procedures prior to being authorized entry to the base. All personnel, over the age of 16 with a valid DoD issued ID card, are authorized to sponsor visitors. Access control procedures include: 1. Identity proofing, 2. Vetting, 3. Determination of fitness.
1. Identity Proofing: The process of providing sufficient information to establish an identity. The documents listed in #3 are accepted as proof of identity.
2. Vetting: Evaluation of an individual’s character and conduct for approval/denial of access to the base. Vetting is completed using government data-bases, including a criminal history check.
3. Determination of Fitness: A decision to allow or deny entry based on an individual’s level of character and conduct. Information for this decision is derived from the vetting process.
All unaccompanied visitors, over the age of 16, must submit to access control procedures to determine fitness prior to base entry.
6. HOW IS SOMEONE SPONSORED ON TO THE BASE?
When a sponsor expects a visitor they will notify the Visitor Control Center (VCC). Sponsors must report in person, email from a known base account, or call from a base extension to pre-authorize their visitor. Information required in the notification includes:
Date and time of visit
Full legal name (last, first, middle)
Date of birth
Driver‘s license or state ID numbers and state of issue
Five (5) or less visitors will not require an Entry Authority List (EAL) when the sponsor is present.
Unannounced visitors will be sent to the VCC for verification prior to entry. If verification cannot be made, visitor access will be denied.
Groups over five (5) visitors, without a sponsor present, require an EAL. A Visit Request Work-sheet must be used as an EAL and can be request-ed from the VCC. EAL’s must be complete and formatted in alphabetical order by full legal name (last, first, MI).
Large group requests require increased processing time. The following time periods will be used:
Six to twenty-five visitors, request received no later than three (3) business days prior to the arrival date.
Twenty-five or more visitors, request re-ceived no later than eight (8) business days prior to the arrival date.
EAL’s must be kept current and will be discarded after the specified event or one year