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Always on watch: Airmen protect base

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans identification cards, Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Fairchild requires 100 percent identification checks for all individuals coming on to the base to ensure only authorized individuals gain access. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans identification cards, Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Fairchild requires 100 percent identification checks for all individuals coming on to the base to ensure only authorized individuals gain access. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Airman 1st Class Colleen Morin, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans identification cards of people seeking access to the installation, Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. No matter the weather conditions, the entry controllers man the front gate at all times.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Airman 1st Class Colleen Morin, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans identification cards of people seeking access to the installation, Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. No matter the weather conditions, the entry controllers man the front gate at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans an identification card using the Defense Biometric Identification System Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. DBIDS, the identification system that uses barcode technology, is used for screening all identification cards of those gaining access to base, to ensure there are no unauthorized entries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, scans an identification card using the Defense Biometric Identification System Jan. 6, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. DBIDS, the identification system that uses barcode technology, is used for screening all identification cards of those gaining access to base, to ensure there are no unauthorized entries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, salutes an officer after verifying his authorization using the Defense Biometric Identification System Jan. 6, 2015 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Security forces work several shifts to ensure they remain diligent and keep the installation safe from intruders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Feaser, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, salutes an officer after verifying his authorization using the Defense Biometric Identification System Jan. 6, 2015 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Security forces work several shifts to ensure they remain diligent and keep the installation safe from intruders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicolo J. Daniello)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller Airmen perform their mission at the gate day, night, rain or shine to ensure only authorized individuals gain access onto the installation. They are Fairchild's first line of deterrence and professional first for all visitors. The gate guards use the Defense Biometric Identification System, a system that uses barcode technology, to screen individual identification cards to verify whether or not an individual is authorized access to the base. Using DBIDS they scan over 100,000 identification cards a day.