Lt. Marvin Johnson, Army Security Guard, checks a visitor's ID at Fort Belvoir's Tully Gate in this file photo.
Fort Belvoir Pauses Trusted Traveler Program
Fort Belvoir’s trusted Traveler Program, which had been instituted last fall, has been suspended to conduct a traffic study. Installation access has returned to 100% ID checks at the gate. All visitors who do not have a DoD ID card, or military ID card will be required to receive an access card or visitor pass at Tully Gate’s Visitor Control Center, which is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
After-hours and weekend visitors will need to use the Commercial / Visitor Lane at Tully Gate for vetting and installation entry.
To minimize wait-time at the Visitor Control Center, visitors are urged to use Fort Belvoir’s Expedited Visitor Access Service page. From the home page, home.army.mil/belvoir/, navigate to the right-hand TOP LINKS option for Installation Access/Gates and then click on the link top right: To receive expedited Visitor Access Service, Please Click Here… You will download, fill out and email back one of two forms: unsponsored or sponsored. An unsponsored pass is good for 90 days and can be renewed.
To receive a sponsored pass, you must be sponsored by someone that works or lives on Fort Belvoir. Sponsors working on the installation must be DoD Civilian or active-duty U.S. military. Sponsors living on the installation must be Active Duty Military or Dependent 18 years of age or older. All contractors, to include CAC card with the green strip, cannot be a sponsor.
If you do not have a state-issued drivers license or ID card, you can still print out the form at home and complete it prior to arrival, to reduce your entry time.
by Paul Lara, Fort Belvoir Public Affairs