Naval Base Guam to implement Trusted Traveler program Oct. 1
SANTA RITA – U.S. Naval Base Guam will implement revised base access procedures effective Oct. 1.
The revised procedure, referred to by Department of Defense as “Trusted Traveler,” will authorize registered vehicle drivers/operators who present a valid Department of Defense Identification Card (ID) to vouch for all occupants of their vehicle when entering the base. Trusted Travelers will not be permitted to vouch for visitors in another vehicle, nor will Trusted Traveler apply to personnel entering the base by means other than a vehicle.
Trusted travelers will no longer be required to proceed to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) and obtain visitor passes for guest visits of 48 hours or less; however Trusted Travelers will be held responsible for the actions and conduct of their guests. Trusted Travelers must remain within close physical proximity of their guests at all times. The program is designed to ease traffic congestion at the VCC and the gates. Sponsorship of guests is a privilege that can be revoked if abused; however NBG leadership is confident Trusted Travelers will take their responsibility seriously.
The following ID cardholders are authorized to be Trusted Travelers:
- uniformed service member or federal government employee with a valid Common Access Card (CAC)
- military retiree with a valid Department of Defense (DoD) identification credential
- dependent older than 16-years-old with a valid DoD identification credential
Contractors and vendors may not act as Trusted Travelers.
Trusted Traveler will only be authorized between the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for Main Base (Big Navy), Polaris Point, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and Navy Housing areas. 100 percent ID card checks will remain in effect for Main Base, Polaris Point, Naval Hospital Guam, and Navy Housing between the late evening hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 24 hours a day at all other satellite locations to include U.S. Naval and Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam and Naval Munitions Annex.
All visitors are reminded to have a valid photo ID with them at all times since 100 percent ID checks may be conducted at any time in accordance with random antiterrorism and force protection measures. The Trusted Traveler program may be suspended if force protection conditions change or at the discretion of the commanding officer.
In concert with implementation of the Trusted Traveler program, visitor passes will no longer be issued at the gates. Effective Oct. 1, the VCC will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Requirements for visitor passes, to include advanced arrival visitor passes, should be coordinated during these times. Individual visitor requests are required to be submitted 5 business days prior to the expected arrival/event to allow for proper background checks.
Base access procedures for contractors, vendors and other personnel not authorized base access under the Trusted Traveler program remain unchanged.
In addition, NBG will also begin use of the Navy Access Control Management System (NACMS) scanners as a means to verify the authenticity of ID cards of personnel entering the base. These scanners will determine validity of Active-Duty CACs, Dependent Family Member ID cards, and RapidGate credentials. NBG will conduct trial use of the scanners during off-peak travel times over the next several weeks to enhance the efficiency of traffic flow once use of scanners is fully implemented on Oct. 1.