Fairchild AFB Visitor Control Center

Fairchild AFB Visitor Control Center Welcome to the 92nd Security Forces Visitor Control Center page. We are committed to provid

Visitors are required to bring REAL ID documentation (please refer to the REAL ID Act and your state’s guidance on acceptable REAL ID credentials)

COVID-19 Information:
All visits that are not for ‘Mission Essential’, ‘Medical’, or ‘Commercial’ purposes must initiate an Exception to Policy memorandum with their sponsor. This memorandum can be filled out at the Visitor Center or, preferably, ahea

d of time via email from sponsor (contact us for this option). Be aware that this memorandum requires a COVID screening questionnaire of the visitor to be answered truthfully. Any questions on the memo that is answered ‘yes’ must have the memorandum routed up the sponsor’s chain-of-command for Wing approval.

05/30/2021

We will be closed Monday (31 May 2021) in observance of Memorial Day. If you need a visitors pass please proceed to the main gate for assistance. We will resume normal operating hours 0600-1700 on Tuesday June 1st.

11/26/2020

Fairchild AFB Visitor Center will be closed
Thanksgiving day, 26 Nov 20.
Please proceed to the Main Gate for any visitor inquiries.
We will resume regular operating hours the following day (27 Nov 20 @ 0600 hrs)

07/03/2020

The Visitor Center will be closed on July 4th. The Main Gate will be able to issue passes to guests. We will reopen 5 July at 0730.

Heads up
03/28/2020

Heads up

, due to base access being restricted to DoD ID card holders only, the Visitor Control Center has adopted new procedures for sponsors to request guest access through an exception to policy. DoD ID cardholders will need to follow the outlined procedures below to request access for guests onto the installation.
Hard Copy Requests:
A memorandum to request access to Fairchild AFB for visitors has been developed and is available at the Security Forces Visitor Control Center (VCC) and at all Fairchild AFB unit orderly rooms. Completed forms will be hand-carried to the VCC by the sponsor. All information requested on the form must be provided, all medical questions answered, and be signed by the sponsor. This process applies to any visitor requesting access for any reason other than official business, commercial deliveries, or to seek medical assistance. Any base access passes currently issued are valid until they expire. Once they expire, new requests will follow this procedure. Completed forms will be transported to the VCC for processing. Processing of the form may take up to 48 hours. Once the form is processed, the sponsor will be notified by VCC of the decision for access.
Virtual Requests:
A virtual request memorandum is available on the Fairchild AFB website at http://www.fairchild.af.mil/Portals/23/ETP%20Template%20v4.pdf?ver=2020-03-27-174506-923. Currently, this memorandum can only be sent between .mil addresses. The sponsor will completely fill out the memorandum and send to the VCC Org Box [email protected]. The transmission must be encrypted as it will contain personal identifiable information. All information requested on the form must be provided, all medical questions answered, and be signed by the sponsor. This process applies to any visitor or guest requesting access for any reason other than official business, commercial deliveries, or to seek medical assistance. Processing of the form may take up to 48 hours. Once the form is processed, the sponsor will be notified by VCC of the decision for access.

03/24/2020

Heads up. If there are any questions please contact us directly.

03/19/2020

The Fairchild Visitor Control Center will have amended hours of 7:30-17:00. Passes can be issued at the main gate.

02/13/2020

The visitor control center will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents’ Day. Please plan accordingly. Main gate will be able to issue passes.

11/22/2019

The visitor control center will be closed on thanksgiving and the 29th. Please plan accordingly. The main gate will be able to issue passes.

08/31/2019

In observance of Labor Day, the Visitor Control Center will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.

01/17/2019

The Visitor Center will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Please plan accordingly. The main gate will be able to write passes while we are closed.

12/20/2018

VCC will be open normal hours on Christmas Eve 0600-2200.
On Christmas Day will be in reduced hours from 0600-1800.
On New Years Day we will be closed.

12/07/2018

Holiday season is upon us. And with many people expecting visitors from all over the country as well possibly foreign visitors; please make sure that you are in the loop of the rules. If there are any questions on passes or processes, please contact us directly. We will have the most up to date information and be able to assist you on all matters.

04/13/2018

**NEWS** New dependent ID card system is up and running at our local MPS ID card section. This service is being provided for dependent ID cards and the intention is to shorten wait times for dependent ID renewal/replacement. Please follow the link for more information and if you should have any questions you can also call the ID card section directly at (509) 247-4023. fairchildfun.com/id.html

03/24/2018

**INFO** In an effort to shorten wait and processing times please visit the link below and pre-enroll in the system prior to your arrival. It is a 5-Step process and allows your information to be stored in the system and is D.o.D.-wide, should you require entry to other D.o.D. installations, facilities and buildings. As always, if you have any questions feel free to give us a call.

http://dbids.dmdc.mil/ #!/

**EDIT**
This process does not replace the need to have background checks conducted prior to being allowed entry.

Link has also been updated.

03/24/2018

**UPDATE** We've received upgrades to our workstations to better facilitate issuing passes. We have also encountered a number of software based issues that may cause delays for folks visiting Fairchild Air Force Base. Please continue to be patient with us. We will continue to update as we receive news of upgrades/patches in the following weeks.

03/16/2018

We will be experiencing pass issuing delays due to system upgrades. This upgrade may affect entry times at the gate along with passes issued to NEW personnel. Personnel already processed in the system are not expected to be affected. Please be patient. Contact us for any questions and updates will be posted as we receive them.

01/30/2018

**UPDATE** MPS is able to produce Mililtary and Dependent ID cards once again. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

01/29/2018

Until futher notice, The MPS will be unable to issue ID cards for Military and Dependent personnel. For updates, ensure you call prior to arriving. Their number is 509-247-4029.

01/25/2018

Here's some useful information from the Defense Manpower Data Center on base entry procedures and requirements. Do not hesitate to give us a call for Fairchild AFB specific information. https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/id_cards.jsp

01/22/2018

Latest and greatest from DHS.gov

11/27/2017

Real ID update

10/06/2017
REAL ID | Homeland Security

**Real ID Act Update**

The states/territories that have an extension that expires on October 10, 2017 have been granted a short grace period from enforcement until January 22, 2018, allowing federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses from those states until that date. As of now, at midnight on January 21, 2018, Fairchild AFB will no longer accept a driver’s license or identification card from those states unless it is an Enhanced Driver’s License. For a list of the states and any additional information please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id or contact the Fairchild AFB Visitor Control Center at DSN: 247-5495.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 20, 2013 a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act (the Act), as passed by Congress, that will implement the Act in a measured, fair, and responsible way.

07/09/2017
Oregon | Homeland Security

Just as a reminder for personnel attempting to sponsor individuals with an Oregon license. The following excerpt was taken directly from the DHS website under the Real ID Act. If there are any changes or an extension on the grace period for the Oregon driver's license, the FAFB Visitor Control Center will gladly update everyone. For more information please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/oregon or contact the Visitor Control Center DSN: 247-5495 between the hours of 0600-2200.

"Oregon has been provided a grace period by DHS before REAL ID enforcement begins, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver's licenses from Oregon at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants through July 10, 2017.

Secure driver's licenses and identification documents are a vital component of a holistic national security strategy. Law enforcement must be able to rely on government-issued identification documents and know that the bearer of such a document is who he or she claims to be. REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and the Federal Government to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents, which should inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulent identification."

Oregon has been provided a grace period by DHS before REAL ID enforcement begins, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver's licenses from Oregon at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants through July 10, 2017.

06/17/2017
Current Status of States/Territories | Homeland Security

Ladies and Gentlemen,

There has been another update for the Real ID Act of 2005. The following changes will be in affect today June 16, 2017:
As of Now,

Missouri & Minnesota IDs will not be accepted at FAFB. (Minnesota Enhanced will work)

Oregon has a grace period of enforcement through July 10, 2017. Meaning we will stop accepting Oregon IDs on July 11th, 2017.

The following states have been extended through October 10th, 2017. Meaning we will accept IDs from these states until the date listed:

Alaska
Am. Samoa
California
Guam
Idaho
Illinois
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Montana
N. Marianas
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
N. Carolina
N. Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
S. Carolina
Texas
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington

Once again, this is the update as of 16 July 2017 per Homeland Security. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us during business hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.

https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 20, 2013 a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act (the Act), as passed by Congress, that will implement the Act in a measured, fair, and responsible way. The following is a list of the current status of each state/territory.

06/07/2017
Current Status of States/Territories | Homeland Security

REAL ID Act UPDATE:
As of a few hours ago, the Department of Homeland Security has given a grace period of enforcement for the states listed below through July 10, 2017. This means on July 11, 2017 we will no longer accept state issued ID's from the following states:

Alaska
Kentucky
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia
Washington

Sorry for the inconvenience as this was just updated on their website today.

https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 20, 2013 a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act (the Act), as passed by Congress, that will implement the Act in a measured, fair, and responsible way. The following is a list of the current status of each state/territory.

06/03/2017

As a reminder, the following states will be noncompliant with the Real ID Act of 2005. Starting June 7th, 2017 we will no longer accept ID's from the following states:

Alaska
Kentucky
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia
Washington

We will continue to accept the Enhanced Washington Driver License as well.

04/04/2017

Timeline Photos

03/30/2017

Fairchild AFB Visitor Control Center

03/30/2017
Washington granted REAL ID compliance extension

As of March 29, 2017 Washington has been granted a REAL ID compliance extension until June 6, 2017. The extension has been confirmed through the Department of Homeland Security, and Fairchild AFB will be honoring the extension until then. So please, pass the word along. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Visitor Control Center at (509) 247-5495/5492.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/kiro7.relaymedia.com/amp/news/washington/washington-granted-real-id-compliance-extension_/507263820

With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents' ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards.

03/30/2017

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Address

Mitchell Drive
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
99011

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 5pm
Tuesday 6am - 5pm
Wednesday 6am - 5pm
Thursday 6am - 5pm
Friday 6am - 5pm
Saturday 6am - 5pm
Sunday 6am - 5pm

Telephone

(509) 247-5495

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Comments

What is the exact address to the visitor control center? I would not find the exact address anywhere. When I check google all that it says is Fairchild AFB WA 99011 in the address box.
Hello, can you please clarify what documents are needed for service connected veterans to access base and privileges?
With disabled service connected vets being granted BX and Commissary privileges, how will base access work for these vets and their families?
My husband was injured in Afghanistan and is 60% disabled, he has a VA disability ID is he able to get on base with that? He has been told two different things which is why I ask. He was active duty for 6 years and separated honorably. If he is able to get on base with VA ID is he able to get a pass for myself and our young children to go with him?
There has been another update to the Real ID act.

The following states have been granted an extension till midnight on October 9, 2017.

Minnesota
Missouri
Oregon

For any questions, please contact Fairchild Visitor Center at 247-5495