Naval Base Guam to Eliminate Vehicle Decals July 1
Santa Rita, Guam – U.S. Naval Base Guam will eliminate the requirement for vehicle decals effective July 1.
Andersen Air Force Base already does not require vehicle decals to enter the installation.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, 100 percent identification card checks have been implemented at all Department of Defense installations. Authorization to access any DoD installation is based on verification of a valid credential or I.D. card. Vehicle decals were used to ensure vehicles on Navy installations complied with state requirements for vehicle registration and insurance. State and local programs have become more uniform and efficient, eliminating one of the main reasons for vehicle decals.
Other issues prompting the change in policy include expense in administering the program; decals being moved from vehicle to vehicle and are easily counterfeited and cars sold to non-Department of Navy personnel with current decal still attached, all posed additional security risks to Navy installations.
Persons using privately-owned vehicles on Navy installations will still be required to meet local requirements including valid insurance, vehicle safety inspections and registration.
For more information, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office
at (671) 349-4055/3209.