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AUTOMATED INSTALLATION ENTRY
Automated Installation Entry Registration Suspension
UPDATE: If your DoD issued ID Card has the SSN printed on the card it will not work with AIE. DoD stopped printing the SSN on ID Cards in 2010 as a security measure following increased incidents of identity theft. The JBLM ID Card Section will issue you a new ID Card without the SSN on request. Contact the ID Card Section to schedule an appointment.
Installation Access Control
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is a closed military installation. DoD affiliated personnel are authorized access to the installation on presentation of their DoD issued ID Card. Persons without a DoD ID Card are not allowed entry to JBLM unless they have met entry requirements in accordance with DoD and Army regulations. JBLM Installation Access Control Points are manned by Department of the Army Civilian Guards, Military Police and Augmentation Soldiers.
Despite various security features incorporated in DoD issued ID Cards, criminals and others have developed the ability to recreate documents that are extremely hard to detect based solely on a visual inspection. To better enable our security personnel to detect these counterfeit documents when presented at an Installation Access Control Point, the Army has developed scanning technology which will compare data imbedded in the ID Card, either through the CHIP or the BAR CODE, with information in the DEERS database. The purpose is to verify that the ID Card is legitimate. The system will also display to security personnel the photograph that is in the DEERS system for comparison to the person presenting the ID Card. This system is known as Automated Installation Entry 2+ (AIE-2+).
The JBLM Security and Access Control Division (SACD) of the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) has oversight responsibility for Access Control Points and Visitor Centers. This includes the AIE-2+ program.
AIE-2+ is a centrally fielded Army program that seeks to enhance security at the installation entrances and to expedite access for personnel and vehicles. AIE-2+ validates ID credentials against authoritative databases, with the primary purpose of verifying that the identification document presented is valid. The system will also enable us to quickly determine if an ID card is expired, has been reported missing, or whether the bearer has restrictions placed on them regarding access to JBLM (eg: driving restrictions). Each time an ID Card is scanned the system will also compare the information to an FBI database to determine if there is a match for an outstanding arrest warrant or for any other security related concerns.
AIE-2+ is scheduled to be activated at JBLM in the coming weeks. The following DoD issued ID Cards can be scanned at the access control points on JBLM:
Common Access Card (CAC)
DD Form 2
DD Form 1173
DD Form 1173-1
DD Form 2765
The system will be activated incrementally to give motorists an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the system. Initially, when the system is operational, we will have personnel positioned at the scanners who will provide instructions to motorists on the proper method to scan their ID Card. As our community members get familiar with the system we will expand its use.
AIE and Security Personnel on Gates
Adult DoD ID Cardholders (18 years of age or older) will be automatically registered in the system the first time they scan their ID card. Scanning the ID lane side will verify the information imbedded in the ID Card against the DEERS database and then register the person in AIE-2+.
Registration can be conducted either by:
1) Using the podium in the vehicle lane at the gate
2) Registering in person at one of the two Visitor Centers
3) Registering in person at the DES Registration Office in Waller Hall on Lewis Main
4) Registering in person at the DES Registration Office in Bldg 100 on McChord FieldRegistration can be done by any person in the DEERS database who has a DoD issued ID Card with either the CHIP or a BAR Code, EXCEPT for those individuals who possess an ID Card that has the individualís Social Security Number (SSN) printed on the card.
The AIE System will not recognize these ID Cards. If you still have your SSN printed on your ID Card you are encouraged to contact the ID Card Section to have a new ID Card issued. Having the SSN on your ID Card increases your risk of being a victim of identity theft.
Adult ID Cardholders will also have the option of registering their state driverís license into the AIE system. Registering the driverís license will have to be done in person at one of the Visitor Centers or Registration Offices on JBLM. However, this does allow for the option of using either document for access to JBLM. This option may prove helpful for individuals who habitually leave their CAC in their computer.
Depictions of how to scan the appropriate ID card at the podium on the lane are provided down below.
The JBLM DES currently issues Installation Access Cards to certain categories of personnel who require long-term recurring access to JBLM. These personnel include installation volunteers and those persons who provide care for various categories of ID Cardholders. As those Installation Access Cards expire they will be replaced with an AIE Badge. Gold Star Family Members will also be eligible to obtain an AIE Badge for entry to JBLM.
Visitor Passes for Non-DOD Cardholders.
The AIE system allows adult DoD ID Cardholders to act as a "Trusted Traveler." This means only the driver has to scan his/her identification card. Other passengers in the vehicle do not have to be scanned. Trusted Traveler only applies to those passengers in the vehicle with the adult DoD ID Cardholder. The Trusted Traveler program will be suspended at increased FPCON levels and may be periodically suspended due to system maintenance or for implementation of random antiterrorism measures. All vehicle passengers aged 16 and older should be prepared to provide photo ID to security personnel when entering JBLM.
Note: DoD Family Member ID Cardholders under the age of 21 must register at a registration station at one of the Visitor Centers or at Waller Hall to be granted ďTrusted TravelerĒ status.
All foreign nationals are required to process at the Visitor Center to receive a pass. Any foreign national who is not on official business is required to be sponsored for access by an adult DOD ID Cardholder. Foreign nationals will be provided with a paper pass to present for entry to JBLM.Trusted Traveler does not extend to foreign national visitors. If you wish to bring a foreign national guest onto the installation you must process at one of our two Visitor Centers and obtain a pass.
AIE and RAPIDGate
AIE is not a replacement for RAPIDGate. RAPIDGate enrollment is still the best option for contractor/vendor personnel who need long term, recurring access to JBLM.
AIE Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is AIE-2+?
A: AIE stands for Automated Installation Entry (AIE 2+). AIE 2+ is designed to leverage technology to increase security for the Soldiers, Family Members, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce, retirees, contract employees and guests of JBLM by electronically validating an individual's identification based upon information supplied at the time of AIE registration either lane side or at one of the other AIE-2+ registration locations.
Q: If I have a CAC or Family Member ID card already, can I use it to get on the Installation using AIE-2+?
A: Yes. Anyone registered in DEERS and
possessing a DoD issued ID Card who is operating a vehicle will be required to
scan their ID into the automated lane side registration at the gate. Additional options for registration
are to process at one of our Visitor Centers, or at our Registration Office in
Q: Does everyone in my family have to register in the AIE System?
A: No, only those adult Family Members (18 or over) that drive should register.
Q: If I have a CAC and a Retiree ID card do I have to register both?
A: No. Once you are registered in the AIE 2+ system both of your cards will work at the gates. However, if your Retiree ID Card has the SSN listed on the card AIE-2+ will not recognize that document. Anyone who has their SSN printed on their ID Card is encouraged to obtain a new ID card from the ID Card Section in Waller Hall or at Bldg 100.
Q: Where do I register my ID card for AIE-2+?
A: DoD issued ID
Cards can be registered lane side at a gate.
At either of our two Visitor Centers or at our Registration Office in
Waller Hall. The Lewis Visitor
Center is open from 0500- 2000, 7 days a week.
The McChord Visitor Center is open from 0600-1930, 7 days a week. Our office in Waller Hall is open
from 0730-1630, Mo-Fr. (Note:
Waller Hall is closed on all Federal Holidays)
Q: If I do not
have a CAC or any of the aforementioned ID cards, and I am not traveling with an
ID Cardholder, how do I get on the Installation?
A: You are
required to obtain a visitor pass.
To receive a visitor pass you must process at a Visitor Center and undergo
security vetting. If you require a
multi-day pass you will require an approved sponsor, which is typically an adult
DoD ID Cardholder. All foreign
national guests are required to have an adult DoD ID Cardholder sponsor them
onto JBLM. As of 1 May 2016 JBLM will not accept the Standard Washington
Driverís License or the Washington ID cards as a form of Identification. Licenses and IDs issued by
Minnesota and Missouri are also not acceptable.
Those persons requesting a visitor pass to JBLM must present one of the
Real ID acceptable use documents required by the Real ID Act of 2005.
here for a list of acceptable documents to present along with a standard DL or
ID Card issued by one of those states.
NOTE: The REAL ID Act requirements DO NOT apply to anyone presenting a DoD issued ID Card.
A: The lane side registration transaction times takes approximately 20 seconds. Once initial registration is completed each subsequent visit will take 2-3 seconds for the system to recognize the ID Card. Nonaffiliated visitors must register at one of the AIE registration locations with an average transaction time of 10 minutes once you have been called to the registrarís desk.
Q: Will my registration expire?
A: Yes, your
registration will expire at the same time your ID card expires. You will have to
re-register in the AIE system anytime you have a new ID card issued. All registration of DoD issued ID
Cards can be conducted lane side.
Q: When I register at JBLM will I be able to use my card to access other installations that have the AIE-2+ system?
A: Yes. AIE-2+ is an Army-wide system which is being installed at installations across the United States. Various installations have older versions of AIE and have not yet received the AIE-2+ upgrade. The older AIE system may not recognize your ID.
Q: Will I be
issued another ID card when I register in AIE?
A: No. The AIE-2+ readers at the gates are programmed to scan your DoD issued ID card.
Q: Will I have to
show my identification to the guards?
Q: Where do I scan my card?
A. When you pull into the lane stop at the AIE pedestal. You will see a black console for scanning the chip on a CAC. To the right of the black console you will see a small box for scanning the skinny barcode on the back of the ID card.
In the near future, JBLM will replace the current Installation Access Card that we provide to certain personnel, with a card incorporating AIE technology. Once issued, those personnel will be able to scan their card at an AIE Card Reader for access to JBLM. Prior to receiving a card, personnel will be required to undergo security vetting at one of our two Visitor Centers. Individuals receiving one of these cards will not be able to act as a trusted traveler.
General Access Information
Access to JBLM is restricted to those who have a valid reason to enter the Installation.
All vehicles entering the post are subject to search regardless of the status of the operator.
In order to gain entry to JBLM, all occupants 16 years or older must have valid photo identification.
DOD affiliated or Federal Government ID card holders may access any lane at any ACP with any type of vehicle as long as the vehicle can safely negotiate the ACP.
State and local officials, on official business and operating an official vehicle, may present their official ID card for access at any lane and any ACP.
Family members of DoD ID Cardholders, where the family member is 17 years of age or younger, will not be designated as a Trusted Traveler.
All unaccompanied personnel presenting a U.S. driverís license or state identification card must process at a Visitor Center and undergo security vetting to receive a pass for access to JBLM.
Children who are not ID cardholders will require an ID Cardholder sponsor for access to JBLM.Adult visitors cannot be sponsored onto JBLM by a minor.
All commercial vehicles not enrolled in RAPIDGate must enter at a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Point. The Installations definition for a Commercial Vehicle is: Vehicles used in commerce that are a standard mini-van or larger and configured to carry cargo (other than trucks with open visible cargo beds). The only exception to this definition applies to personnel with a CAC, Military Retirees, and Family Members operating a vehicle that does not require a Commercial Driverís License when the installation is at FPCON Bravo or below.
Foreign Visitors (Any person other than a US citizen or Resident Alien) must present a valid passport with visa, and I-94 (Arrival /Departure Record), must have a valid reason to enter the installation, and must be sponsored by an Adult ID Cardholder.Note: International Driverís licenses are only good when presented with the driverís license from the vehicle operatorís native country. An International Driverís license is not valid in the country of issuance.
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Last updated on: 07 September 2016 15:24U