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Obtaining a pass
Visitor passes will be issued Monday through Sunday at the Visitor Control Center from 0600-1700. After hours and during holiday closures, passes will be issued at the Main Gate.
Any person attempting to enter Fairchild without an authorized credential for entry must be identity proofed, pass a background investigation, and have a reason for entry validated. Visitors to Fairchild AFB may be personally sponsored by active duty military/retired personnel, dependents 16 years and older, and members of the National Guard and Military Reserve Forces.
Personnel residing off-base may only sponsor visitors for the day of the visit.
Personnel who reside on-base may sponsor visitors up to a maximum of 30 days.
Visits longer than 30 days must be approved through an Exception to Policy Letter routed through the sponsor’s chain of command, and approved by the 92d MSG/CC in advance of the visit.
DoD civilian employees may sponsor official guests or visitors only during their normal business/duty hours.
Visitors driving on the installation WILL be required to provide proof of current vehicle registration and insurance.
Visitors can be pre-announced in 1 of 3 ways:
(1) Sponsors may send a digitally signed/encrypted e-mail to: email@example.com with visitor’s last name, first name, middle initial, date of birth, social security number, dates and times of visit and destination address of the visit, and sponsors last name, first name, middle initial, social security number, and contact telephone number.
(2) Sponsor calls the visitor information into the VCC. When the guest arrives, the sponsor will be contacted at their call back number to report to the gate to obtain the pass and escort the visitor.
(3) The sponsor may provide the VCC a signed letter prior to the arrival of visitors if the visit date(s) are known. The letter must contain the full name, date of birth, social security number, dates of visit and destination address of the visit. It must also contain the full name, social security number and contact telephone number of the sponsor. This will allow the visitor access to the installation without the sponsor having to report to the visitor center to escort the guest.
Due to HPCON BRAVO: All visitors will be required to fill out a general COVID screening questionnaire. Any questions marked “Yes” will require an Exception to Policy Letter to be routed through the sponsor’s chain of command, and approved by the 92d MSG/CC in advance of the visit.
Acceptable credentials and source identity documents must:
(1) Be original and current (unexpired).
(2) Not contain the markings “Not Valid for Federal Purposes,” “Not For Use as Federal Identification,” “Federal Limits May Apply,” or any other similar phrase.
(3) In the case of a driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card issued by a State, territory, possession, or the District of Columbia, be compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005.
(4) Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) are state-issued driver’s licenses, meeting REAL ID standards, issued in accordance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
Acceptable alternate credentials are:
(1) An unexpired U.S. passport or passport card.
(2) Original or certified true copy of a birth certificate bearing a raised seal, social security card, and driver’s license issued by a State, territory, possession, or the District of Columbia that is not REAL ID-compliant. All three documents must bear the same name or a former name as documented on acceptable name change documentation such as a court order, marriage certificate, or divorce decree.
Individuals who do not possess a driver’s license or identification card compliant with the REAL ID Act, and do not possess an acceptable alternate identification credential, must be escorted or will be denied access. Escorts must remain within reasonable visual contact of the individual(s) they are escorting. Escorted individuals may travel in a separate vehicle so long as the vehicle remains within visual contact of the escort.
All requests for foreign nationals (non-US citizens) to access Fairchild AFB will be forwarded to the Foreign Disclosure Office (FDO) in Building 2245, Rm 125, or 509-247-2076. An individual with dual U.S. citizenship will be treated the same as an individual with only U.S. citizenship.
Veterans Health Information Card (VHIC)
The VHIC must display the eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW, SERVICE CONNECTED). Visit https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic for information regarding eligibility for the VHIC and the application process. The individual must register the card with the Visitor Control Center before access. Cardholders may sponsor up to five personnel.
Personally Owned Firearms (POF)
Visitors lawfully in possession of a firearm that are NOT authorized to carry concealed on FAFB, will be directed to the VCC parking lot to unload, and properly store their weapon. Firearms must be secured in a completely enclosed vehicle (no motorcycles or convertibles with top down). Follow these rules for storage: Firearms must be stored in their vehicle out of sight in a separate compartment from the ammunition. Firearms and ammunition will not be readily available or within reach of vehicle occupants in the vehicle. If vehicle configuration does not allow for the firearm and ammunition to be out of reach, then the firearm and/or ammunition must be in a locked container.
Authorized Storage Locations:
(1) 92 SFS Armory.
(2) Privatized Housing.
(3) Privately Owned Vehicles (POV). LEOSA and DOD affiliated State Concealed Carry Holders only.
LEOSA Firearms Policy
This policy applies to qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers under Sections 926B and 926C of Title 18, United States Code (USC). LEOSA credentialed members are permitted to carry concealed under LEOSA as long as it does not interfere with their duties and responsibilities, is not in a prohibited area. Personnel must first register with the 92 SFS at the Visitor Control Center or Pass & Registration. Proof of handgun weapons qualification (AF Form 522, AF Form 629, or state firearm certification) completed within the last 12 months, and their credential is required for registration. Personnel must declare firearms to SF personnel during a traffic stop, vehicle inspection, Random Antiterrorism Measure, or Random Installation Entry/Exit Vehicle Check. Open carry on FAFB is prohibited. All handguns must be holstered, including when carried in a purse, backpack, handbag, or case. The holster must be specifically designed for the handgun being carried to protect against accidental discharge. When firearms are stored in an unattended vehicle; the vehicle must be locked and the firearm stored concealed from public view IAW section 921 of Title 18, USC. Registered LEOSA firearms may be stored loaded or unloaded IAW RCW 9.41.050 (2) (a). Personnel may have their firearm temporarily confiscated by Law Enforcement until they can produce required credentials.
Personnel are not authorized to carry a firearm that is not defined as a handgun IAW 430 ILCS 66/5. Armor piercing, remanufactured, or reloaded ammunition is prohibited. Only handguns are authorized for concealed carry on Fairchild AFB, no long or modified long guns.
Members are not authorized to take a firearm into facilities with signs indicating “firearms are prohibited on these premises, regardless of a Concealed-Carry permit.” Prohibited locations include: 92/141/336 Medical Facilities (excluding parking lots), Restricted Areas, Michael Anderson Elementary School buildings, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (White Bluff, Bldgs 1, 15, 20, and 24/Main Base, Bldg1255), Bldg 644, SERE Tacoma and Ruby Creek FOLs, FAFB Airfield Controlled Area, Munitions Storage Area, Child Development Center, Youth Center/Teen Center, Dormitories, and all court rooms and legal offices.
DoD State Concealed Carry Permit Holders
This category includes any active duty or retired member of the armed forces, active member of the guard or reserve forces, civilian employees, and contractors who possess a DoD CAC. Restrictions may apply. Personnel who possess a state issued concealed carry permit from approved states may carry their firearm concealed and loaded, on their person, or stored in their vehicle, from the point of base entry (Installation Access Control Point [IACP]) to their first destination on-base which is off of the public highway. Individuals must first register with Security Forces at the Visitor Control Center or Pass & Registration office. Once stationary off the public highway, the state concealed permit holder must store their firearm in their vehicle loaded or unloaded. When firearms are stored in an unattended vehicle; the vehicle must be locked and the firearm stored concealed from public view IAW section 921 of Title 18, USC. Registered firearms may be stored loaded or unloaded IAW RCW 9.41.050 (2) (a). If loaded, it must have a trigger lock or be stored in a locked container/compartment. Before departing their last on-base location, the permit holder may carry their concealed firearm on their person or stored in their vehicle while proceeding directly to the base exit IACP. Personnel may have their firearm temporarily confiscated by Law Enforcement until they can produce required credentials
Hours of operation:
Monday - Sunday 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on holidays
Pass & Registration
Monday - Friday 0730 - 1600
Visitor Control Center
Monday - Sunday 0600-1700
For further information, contact Pass & Registration at 509-247-5071.