Installation access procedures for everyone — guests, friends, family members


Purpose: Access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to only those authorized persons and their conveyances. Persons authorized access shall be either escorted or unescorted.

Background: Section 1069 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 110-181, establishes the standards required for entry to military installations in the United States. The Secretary of Defense has directed all military installations in the United States to comply with Directive-Type Memorandum 09-012, interim policy guidance for DOD physical access control.

Procedures: Access control standards include identity proofing, determining the fitness of an individual requesting and/or requiring access to DOD facilities, and vetting.

a. Identity proofing requires:

• Persons requesting access must provide justification and/or purpose for access.

• Persons requesting access that are not in possession of an approved, government-issued card must provide a document that establishes identity per INS Form I-9 (e.g., state drivers license, passport, resident card, etc.).

• Security forces personnel will conduct a criminal background check to vet the claimed identity and to determine fitness, using biographical information including, but not limited to, the person’s name, date of birth, and social security number.

b. Fitness determination/vetting requirements:

Installation commander has delegated authority to conduct vetting and make initial fitness determinations to the Defense Force Commander.

  At a minimum, Luke AFB will determine fitness of individuals through the National Crime Information Center database and the Terrorist Screening Database.

• Specific guidance for denials approved by installation commander includes:

– Felony conviction within 10 years

– Wants/warrants

– Terrorist Nexus

– Other potential disqualifiers

Credentials: Once SFS has completed identity proofing, vetting, fitness and eligibility for access, individual(s) will be issued the appropriate Defense Biometric Identification System credential

Trusted traveler


• The trusted traveler procedure allows a uniformed service member or government employee with a valid CAC, a military retiree (with a valid DOD identification credential), or an adult dependent (minimum 16 years old with a valid DOD identification credential) to present their identification token for verification while simultaneously vouching for any vehicle occupants.

• The trusted traveler is only authorized to vouch for and/or sponsor those within the same vehicle (more than one vehicle requires each person to obtain a visitor/vehicle pass).

• Trusted traveler does not apply to contractors or foreigners in possession of a CAC or DBIDS credential.

• Trusted traveler is prohibited from escorting a contractor or foreigner onto the installation. Both contractors and foreigners must be properly vetted and cleared for access by SFS personnel prior to being granted access to the installation.

• Members identified as trusted travelers are responsible for the actions of all occupants for whom they vouch and for meeting all security requirements for escort.

• Trusted traveler procedures are only allowed during FPCONs NORMAL, ALPHA, and BRAVO; however, is subject to change depending on the local security conditions.

Real ID Act

Passed by Congress in 2005, the Real ID Act established minimum-security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these standards.

Enforcement dates

• Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, driver’s licenses or state IDs issued by states that are not in compliance with the Real ID Act and have not been granted an extension by DHS may not be used to fly within the U.S.

• Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S.

When flying…

If your state is compliant:

• You may continue to use your state-issued driver’s license or ID to fly in the U.S. until October 1, 2020.

• Beginning October 1, 2020, you may only use a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel.

If your state is not compliant:

• Beginning January 22, 2018, you may continue to use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel only if your state has been granted an extension to the compliance deadline by DHS. If your state has not been granted an extension by DHS you may not use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel.

• Beginning October 1, 2020, you may not use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel.


• Check your state’s status: You can check if your state is Real ID compliant at Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from noncompliant states will not be able to use their driver’s licenses or state IDs at TSA checkpoints, unless the state received an extension to comply.

• Read the frequently asked questions: For clarification on what the Real ID Act means for you, visit or and search “REAL ID.” If you have questions about what is considered acceptable identification, you may call the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673 or email TSA-ContactCenter@tsa.