Wright-Patterson Air Force Base updates base entry rules

Only personnel with a valid Department of Defense identification card, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visitor pass or other base-issued pass will be allowed entry to the installation starting April 20. (File photo)

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Only personnel with a valid Department of Defense identification card, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visitor pass or other base-issued pass will be allowed entry to the installation starting April 20. (File photo)

Effective April 20, in response to COVID-19 and the current health protection condition, only personnel with a valid Department of Defense identification card, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visitor pass or other base-issued pass will be allowed entry to the installation. State-issued driver’s licenses, passports and other government-issued identification cards previously accepted for access with an escort will no longer be authorized.

All guests age 16 or older without a valid identification card need to obtain a visitor pass. Visitor passes may be obtained from the Visitor Control Center, which is currently open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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After hours, visitors may receive a pass from Gate 12A (Air Force Materiel Command HQ gate) for Area A and Gate 19B (National Road gate) for Area B.

Visitors should allow for extra time at the installation gates as the installation entry controllers conduct 100 percent identification checks for all vehicle passengers entering the installation.

As a reminder, all individuals entering the visitor center are required to wear a face mask. For questions regarding visiting Wright-Patterson AFB, please contact the Visitor Control Center at 937-257-6506.

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