The following article was posted on the Fort Rucker website this morning.
Fort Rucker Visitor Access: What You Need To Know
UPDATE: Changes take effect for escorting guests on to Fort Rucker
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (June 1, 2015) – Effective immediately, some changes have been made to the process of accessing and escorting guests on to the installation.
Those who are allowed to escort guests has changed. Active Duty with a Military ID, Adult Active Duty Military Family Members with a Military ID and Department of the Army employees with a DOD-issued ID card also known as a common access card or CAC card are now the only personnel allowed to escort.
There are no changes for those who possess a common access card (CAC), Active Duty with a Military ID, Adult Active Duty Military Family Member ID, or Retirees and their family members with a DOD-issued ID and other DOD-issued ID to gain access to the installation.
The only change is with regard to escorting.
When coming on to post unescorted, all personnel in the vehicle, who are 18 or older, will need a visitor badge, which requires a background check. Along with the visitor badge, all visitors must present a valid picture identification card (e.g. state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID, etc.).
Visitors may go to the Visitor Control Center at the Daleville Gate, Enterprise Gate or Ozark Gate to receive a background check and visitor badge. To expedite the process, visitors can download and complete a Fort Rucker Form 2746-R-E and bring it with them at the time of processing. Additionally, you will need government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, state identification card, etc.
The Visitor Control Center at the Daleville Gate (only) is now operational seven days a week during normal operating hours to make it easier to access post on the weekends.
Operational hours for Visitor Control Centers:
- Daleville Gate: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Sunday
- Enterprise and Ozark Gates: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
While this is a considerable change from current procedures, Fort Rucker Officials hope to make this process as streamlined as possible.
However, expect delays during this initial issuance period at the Visitor Control Centers. We understand the potential delays may be an inconvenience however, these actions are for increased security and protection for those who live, work, and use the facilities on Fort Rucker. We ask for your patience and understanding as we go through this process.