1. How do I obtain an ID card or sticker for my vehicle? What are Personnel Customer Service hours? Vehicle Passes and Stickers
Effective Sept. 3, 2007 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base discontinued registration of privately owned vehicles. Pass and Registration no longer issues decals, but will continue to issue visitor's passes to those who are not in possession of a Department of Defense identification card, which will be the primary proof of authorization to enter the installation.
The change eliminates the need for all military members, retirees and their family members, as well as base civilian employees with DOD identification to obtain a DD Form 2220, Vehicle Registration Decal and affix it to their windshield.
Issue of handicap decals and rank insignia decals will also be discontinued under this initiative. Air Force-wide 100 percent ID check of all vehicle drivers obviated further issuance of DOD vehicle registration stickers.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is designated a "closed" base. Visitors and non-DoD affiliated personnel are required to be registered, sponsored onto the installation and/or escorted onto the base as appropriate. Please note all vehicle operators entering the base are subject to inspection while entering, exiting or driving on the installation. All operators are still required to carry and maintain a current drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
Contractor delivery vehicles must enter Gate 16A, off of State Route 444 in Fairborn.
Personal ID Cards and Passes
The 88th Security Forces Squadron Pass & Registration section, located in Bldg 286, Area A at 4185 Logistics Avenue issues ID cards and passes for authorized contractor personnel. (From the South: Take Interstate 675 North to exit 17, turn right just prior to entering Gate 15A. From the North: Take Interstate 675 South to exit 17, turn right onto North Fairfield, then right onto Colonel Glenn, then make a right for the entrance ramp for Route 844, make another right just prior to entering Gate 15A.). Pass & Registration is open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; closed weekends and Holidays. Direct any questions to (937) 257-6506.
Military members and civilian employees who require DoD Common Access Card (CAC) Identification must visit the 88th Force Support Squadron Customer Support Center at Bldg 2, Area A. DOD Identification cards for military retirees and military dependents are also issued at Bldg 2 in Area A. Enter gate 1A at State Route 444 in Fairborn, OH and proceed straight through the traffic light. The Military Personnel Section is in the first building on the right and is located at 2000 Allbrook Dr.
Normal Operating Hours for the Military Personnel Section are 07:30 to 16:30 Monday-Friday. However, ID cards are only issued 07:30 to 16:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ID card issuance on Tuesday and Thursday is limited to the hours of 09:00 to 16:00. We also offer restricted hours every first Saturday of each month from 09:00 to 13:00 with the exception of holidays that fall on those first Saturday's of each month. As a Military Organization we may be tasked with short notice requirements. Therefore, please call to verify Saturday openings are available. We accept customers as first come first serve/ walk-in only on Saturdays. The Customer Support section is closed on holidays and family days. To avoid long waits or unanticipated closures, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our Customer Support Section. To avoid long waits, or unanticipated closures, appointments for ID cards are strongly recommended! Please visit the Force Support Squadron homepage and click on the CAC Appointment link on the right hand side. Or call (937) 257-2547 and select Option 0.
Granting Base Access to Caregivers
Caregivers of invalid retirees who need to access the base on a regular basis should consider getting a Special Circumstances Pass. Retired military members who require a caregiver to access the base will need to submit a request using the Special Circumstances Pass template to request base access from the 88th Mission Support Group commander. The letter should be hand-carried to the Pass and ID Office, Bldg. 286, Area A, and include a copy of both sides of the member's ID card, their contact information and a copy of the caregiver's driver's license. If the caregiver will need to use the Commissary and/or the Base Exchange, a "to shop for" letter must also be submitted. Please be sure to reference the Special Circumstances Pass Information Sheet.
2. How can I locate a civilian employee or Airman?The Air Force World Wide Locator handles official and unofficial requests to locate Air Force personnel. You can call them at (210) 565-2660 during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m) or visit the AFPC Worldwide Locator webpage.
3. Where can I get information on Wright STEP, STARBASE and other educational programs for youth?Visit the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach website.
4. I'm retired and will need a friend to drive me home after my treatment at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Does my friend need a pass if he drives my vehicle?Yes. If they are non-DOD affiliated personnel, they will need to obtain a visitors pass for their person. This will also allow the individual to drive on and off the installation without being delayed for lack of base credentials.
5. Who can apply for U.S. citizenship on Wright-Patterson?When the citizenship application is based on military service, Air Force members need to apply for citizenship thru 88th Military Personnel Flight Personal Affairs in Bldg 2, Area A. The following forms have to be typed and can be picked up at the Personal Affairs Office or downloaded from the site listed below: USCIS Form G-325B, Biographic Information, and USCIS Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The Personal Affairs Office will complete the other required forms. Member will have to bring their Permanent Residency Card when visiting the Personal Office for the first time. You will be scheduled to have your fingerprints taken at the Federal Building in Cincinnati, Ohio. You cannot have them taken locally. There is no cost for U.S. military personnel to request citizenship. If you have any questions, please call (937) 257-6405 or 257-6002, or visit the Personal Affairs Office.
All other individuals, applying for citizenship, need to use the normal USCIS procedures. There is a cost for them to apply for citizenship. For additional information see the USCIS website: http://www.uscis.gov.
6. What are the hours for chapel services on base?For information on Wright-Patterson's chapel community, including base chapel locations, services, and wedding information, visit the 88th Air Base Wing Chapel Community Web page.