NEWS | April 17, 2020

100% ID check required at JBSA starting April 20

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Starting April 20, Joint Base San Antonio will implement 100 percent ID checks for all vehicle occupants entering all JBSA installations.

This is a departure from normal procedures, and JBSA security forces anticipate several impacts from this change:

1.      Extended wait times at the entry control points due to additional time required to check multiple ID cards using the Defense Biometric Identification System, or DBIDS.

2.      Increased discovery of vehicle passengers without proper identification.  This will likewise increase the number of vehicle “turn-arounds.”

3.      Process for scanning IDs will not change; however, now the driver will be required to gather all occupants' ID cards and hold them up for scanning. The driver will show the barcode side first, followed by the picture side for each ID card.

JBSA remains open for official business only. Only military members, civilian employees and other Department of Defense-affiliated personnel (e.g., retirees, dependents, contractors) who are conducting official duties or business, or have appointments at a medical or mission support facility will be allowed on the installation. 

Process for scanning IDs will not change; however, now the driver will be required to gather all occupants' ID cards and hold them up for scanning. The driver will show the barcode side first, followed by the picture side for each ID card.

All DOD and non-DOD affiliated personnel currently living on the installation will maintain access. 

Current visitor passes will continue to be honored.  Future visitor pass requests will be assessed and approved by the unit commander or designated representative.

Visitor Control Centers remain on restricted hours in Health Protection Condition C.