New Automated Entry for Fort Belvoir

    MVCS Squadron senior members, cadets, parents, and NATCAP Wing Aircrew:

    The Fort Belvoir Public Affairs office passes on the following important information regarding a new automated system for getting on the base. Please prepare accordingly so you won’t encounter unexpected delays when trying to access the base in the future.

    “Beginning later this month Fort Belvoir will activate the Automated Installation Entry. The system enhances security measures by automating system scans of criminal and terror watch databases.

    The system automates processes that might otherwise be vulnerable to human error, such as missing expired identification cards or driver access restrictions.

    Registering DoD ID cards in the system can be accomplished by two methods. ID card holders may register through the Visitor Center at Tulley Gate or self-register at any gate by scanning the DoD ID card. Self-registrants will experience a brief delay while records are vetted.

    Non-DoD ID card holders must use the Visitor Center at Tulley for initial vetting. Once registered, visitors may scan their valid driver’s license to access the installation.

    At the automated entry pedestal, drivers will present their ID to scan, after successful checks against the databases the signal light will turn green and the arm will lift to allow passage. The arm will return quickly to the down position, preventing a second car from entering. Sensors at the gate are designed to prevent “piggy backing” of vehicles on a single ID card scan.

    Look for a detailed article in this week’s Belvoir Eagle newspaper, on the Belvoir website and at our official facebook page.”