Fort Hood has upgraded to the Army’s Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system at all gates. AIE leverages technology that increases security for Soldiers, Family members, DoD civilians, retirees, contract employees, and guests by verifying identity of every individual entering Fort Hood against local, state, and federal criminal and terrorist databases.
You will be registered into the AIE database the first time your valid Military ID card has been scanned. It takes about 7 – 10 seconds for initial registration at the gate. If you choose to register your ID through the visitor’s center, the process can take up to 10 minutes. Registration expires when your ID card expires.
- Approach gate slowly, ensuring that you pull close enough to the pedestal to easily reach our of your window, but not close enough to take our your mirror.\
- Hold ID card barcode-side-up and scan it following the instructions on the pedestal. The pedestal will show you where you need to hold your card.
- Wait for access to be granted. You will know when this happens because the large light in front of your vehicle will turn green, and the gate arm will rise, allowing you to move forward.
- Proceed slowly through the gate and onto Fort Hood.
IF ACCESS IS DENIED, TAKE DIRECTIONS FROM THE GUARD AT THE GATE BOOTH AND PROCEED TO THE VISITOR WELCOME CENTER
If you are in a vehicle with passengers, proceed to the pedestal and scan your ID card. Wait for the gate guard’s instruction to move forward to the guard booth, then present everyone’s ID cards to the guard to be manually scanned through the system.
All visitors to Fort Hood must have a proper US Government issued ID card and / or a valid passport from their country of residence showing valid entry into the United States of America.