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Additional base access restriction measures begin March 28

Sheppard implements 'no-touch' ID checks

82nd Security Forces Squadron personnel demonstrate the "no-touch" identification card check now enforced at the gates to remove one more method of transferring the coronavirus, or Covid-19, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 15, 2020. Follow the orders of entry controllers when entering Sheppard AFB to protect them and you from transmission. (U.S. Air Force photo 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – As Sheppard AFB continues to fight an invisible enemy, a new set of base access restriction measures will begin effective March 28, 2020.

In addition to other access restrictions in place, the 82nd Security Forces Squadron will implement the following:

  • 100-percent ID checks;
  • Veterans Health Identification Cardholders are only authorized base access for medical appointments and must report to the Visitor’s Center to receive a temporary pass before the appointment;
  • Suspension of the ability of Airmen-in-Training to obtain passes for family or friends;
  • New pass requests permitted only for official business. New pass requests will be submitted through a sponsoring Group Commander for validation;
  • Exceptions to base access restriction measures include:
    • Army-Air Force Exchange Services;
    • Commissary;
    • Commercial deliveries;
    • Household goods deliveries;
    • Contractors listed on the Trusted Agent Letter;
  • Passes already issued are still valid;
  • Military retirees and dependents are authorized base access.

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