Only people with a valid U.S. Department of Defense identification card, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visitor pass or other base-issued pass will be allowed entry beginning Monday.
The change is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the base announced Thursday evening.
This means that state-issued driver’s licenses, passports and other government-issued ID cards previously accepted for access with an escort will no longer be authorized.
All guests 16 or older without a valid identification card must obtain a visitor pass. Visitor passes may be obtained from the Visitor Control Center, which is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in Building 286, outside Area “A” at 4185 Logistics Ave.
After hours, visitors may receive a pass from Gate 12A (AFMC HQ gate) for Area “A” and Gate 19B (National Road gate) for Area “B.” Visitors should allow for extra time at the gates.
In addition, it is required to wear a face mask to enter the Visitor Control Center.
For questions regarding visiting WPAFB, contact the Visitor Control Center at 937-257-6506.
WPAFB is the state’s largest single-site employer, with some 30,000 military and civilian employees on a typical work day.
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