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Fort Bragg to change visitor procedures

Posted October 29, 2013

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— Fort Bragg officials on Tuesday announced a change in procedure for all visitors to the post who are not Department of Defense employees.

Starting Nov. 15, all non-defense visitors driving a private vehicle must proceed to the visitor’s center on All-American Freeway to obtain a pass. Visitors will be checked against the National Criminal Information Center database, and they will no longer be able to enter the post through Knox Street, Randolph Street or Longstreet Road without first obtaining a pass or entry card.

All commercial vehicle operators will need to enter the Knox Street Truck Plaza for a personal inspection, vehicle inspection and to obtain a pass. The Longstreet Access Control Plaza will remain a 24-hour alternate truck plaza as long as all personnel in the commercial vehicle have either a current automated entry card or pass.

The Honeycutt Road Access Control Plaza will accept commercial vehicle traffic from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekends if all passengers in the commercial vehicle have either a current automated entry card or pass.

The new procedures will not affect Department of Defense personnel, Common Access Card holders, retirees, family members, government contractors or those who already possess a current automated card or pass from entering post in a non-commercial vehicle.

Passes for non-DOD employees can be obtained for up to 10 days. DOD-sponsored visitor passes are available for up to 30 days. Potential entrants must have valid government-issued identification, valid vehicle registration and know their Social Security number.


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  • michaelclay Oct 30, 2013

    "what a joke...there's no fence around the place...i can just walk in" Try it and then let us know how it turned out.

  • wildpig777 Oct 30, 2013

    I was one o those security guards and yes with my fully locked n loaded m-16 I would not hesitate to shoot to kill-- wouldn't even give it a second thought.. just cuz you don't see a fence don't make the amature mistake of thinking an asset is not protected.

  • btneast Oct 30, 2013

    what a joke...there's no fence around the place...i can just walk in

    Maybe so, but maybe not very far. I remember a visit to Seymour Johnson AFB when I was in ROTC back in the late 70's. There were B52's on the tarmac ready for immediate take off with nuclear payloads. No fence around them, just a thin blue painted line and a sentry with an M16. We were told bluntly to not cross the blue line....the sentry would shoot us first, then ask questions.

  • lopo Oct 30, 2013

    When Ft. Bragg first started this it arrested many illegals trying to get on base with fake ID cards. It also prevent many crimminal from driving on and stealing from the military. It also keeps all civilians who has never did anything for their country away from real men and wommen.

  • tarditi Oct 30, 2013

    Post. Army has posts, Navy, Marines, and Air Force have bases.

    Fort Bragg had a long-standing tradition of being an "open post" but it may be necessary to revamp it into a closed-post model.

    As stated, active security forces and surveillance will make it a short trip for the curious or mischevious.

  • scubagirl2 Oct 30, 2013

    Seems this should have been in place long ago. There is apparently better security at some international hotels than the base. I would think that ALL military installations would have these types of requirements to enter the base.

  • Bob3425 Oct 30, 2013

    Won't stop anything, wasted money.

  • Inside The Beltline Oct 29, 2013

    "what a joke...there's no fence around the place...i can just walk in" -ProzacDispenser

    You just go and do that. It will make for a great headline on WRAL.com and then we'll get to see a picture of ProzacDispenser!

  • MitziGaynor Oct 29, 2013

    Good move, access should not be that easy. There was a place on Gruber that only had barricades at one point.

  • Sherlock Oct 29, 2013

    Prozac, Yes there is a fence. And this is a great moved to protect the base. They should have a 100% check every vehicle and person that comes on the based each day by card on each person.