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Real ID Act

Access to JBSA Installations

In order to enter JBSA locations, visitors are required to have a valid form of identification and to have a sponsor with a valid DoD ID card. If you are driving, ensure you have current (Vehicle) Insurance and Registration.

Mandated Background Criminal History Checks

Background Criminal history checks are mandated for all unescorted personnel requesting or requiring access to JBSA who are 16 years of age and older.

Valid Forms of ID for Access:
Military (Active, Reserve, National Guard, Dependent, Retiree)
Contractor Card
DoD Civilian
Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)

Questions or Concerns

If you have any issues or concerns regarding installation access, please contact your respective Base Defense Operations Center. 

Base Defense Operations Centers:

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis: 210-221-2244 

JBSA-Lackland: 210-671-2018

JBSA-Randolph: 210 652-5700




Veterans Health Identification Card 

JBSA Visitor Information