Henry Gate is now open.

Henry Gate's enhanced security pedestrian gate, located on Fort Myer, has reopened to the JBM-HH community. All Department of Defense ID card holders may use the gate, but your ID must be registered in advance. Please keep the following items in mind for your convenience, safety, and security.

● Please make certain your ID card is still actively registered. Normally, registration is valid for one year or to the expiration of your common access card or DOD ID card, whichever is the lesser of the two time frames.

● Registration is conducted at the JBM-HH Visitor Control Center. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

● If you are in doubt, you may contact the visitor control center to confirm your ID's registration status at (703) 696-0189.

● Hand sanitizers or gloves will impede the ability to successfully use the gate due to the biometric fingerprint scanner located inside the booth for post entry.

● As you enter the installation after using the pedestrian portal, a hand sanitizer dispenser is available for safety and security.

● Please make certain you are wearing a face mask when entering the installation.

● To scan your ID for entry, the bar code needs to be scanned, so insure the ID bar code is facing up and closest to the scanner.

The JBM-HH Visitor Control Center (VCC) operating hours:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Requesting base access? Apply online at : https://pass.aie.army.mil/JBMHH/



The newest iteration of the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system is currently being installed at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.  AIE is the Army’s electronic Physical Access Control System that increases security for Soldiers, Family Members, Department of Defense civilian workforce, military retirees, contractor employees and visitors by electronically vetting and validating an individual at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s gates.  The latest AIE brings capabilities to ease visitor access.

The new capabilities will allow for visitors to obtain installation access via a web-registration or at a kiosk in the Visitor Center.  It also has the ability for visitors to be vetted and registered at designated lanes at the gate.  The installation of the AIE upgrade is ongoing and will go live early May 2019.  The fielding does not affect normal traffic flow, but drivers should be aware that personnel will be at the entrance gates. 

Fort Myer & Henderson Hall gate hours

Fort McNair gate hours

Ceremonial gate is closed indefinetly due to security concerns. 

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Access Control Contact Information

Installation Access

All DoD personnel entering the installation must present a valid DoD ID card to the guard at the access control point. When the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system is active, DoD cardholders must swipe their ID card at the AIE pedestal.  DoD personnel who are not registered with AIE can swipe their card and will be automatically registered at the AIE pedestal.

All non-DoD personnel 18 years of age and older requesting access to JBM-HH are required to obtain a favorable NCIC background check and a visitor’s pass at Hattfield Gate located at the intersection of 2nd Street South at route 27 (Washington Boulevard).  Upon arrival at the Visitor Control Center (VCC), the driver and all passengers 18 years of age and older must present the VCC staff with a valid driver’s license or state ID.

If you are arriving for an event, plan to arrive very early, as the procedure for running background checks and issuing passes can take much longer than expected.

Non-DOD, Non-Federally-Affiliated Visitors

Visitors 18+ must present a valid state-issued photo ID, and will be subjected to a vehicle search. International guests: please ensure you have your passport, military orders, or other travel information as needed for your visit to the U.S.

Note: ALL Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers (if they do not carry government ID) must complete and submit this paperwork, too. Each vehicle occupant (18+) will be subject to a brief background check.

Visitors may be able to shorten the process by prefilling out and printing the Request for Installation Access Control Pass. Each passenger in the vehicle (18+) must complete a copy of the request form. Answer the questions in Section A: blocks 1-10a (continue if a non-US Citizen) are mandatory. Block 11, mark Event Attendee. Section C is mandatory.


For the purpose of accessing JBM-HH, vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as construction / job trucks, vans not designed for passengers, moving vehicles, semi-trucks, FEDEX, agricultural vehicles (hay lease), etc. are required to use Hattfield Gate for additional vehicle screening. Vehicles using these ACPs must already have an installation pass or installation badge.

Vehicles that are designed to transport passengers, including: passenger vans, commercial busses, etc., can access JBM-HH through Hattfield Gate.

All commercial and oversized vehicles will be inspected and logged. Bill of loading or invoice must contain an address on the installation. All occupants must be vetted or have a DoD ID card. Retirees or dependents operating a commercial vehicle must possess an installation pass or badge.


In accordance with the Army Safety Program, AR 385-10, CH 11-9, all riders entering JBM-HH must be properly licensed and wear the required Personal Protective Equipment to operate a motorcycle on post. PPE consists of Department of Transportation approved Helmet, eye protection, foot protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, full fingered gloves/mittens.

Additionally, IAW AR 385-10, CH 11-7a(5), Motorcycle operators must successfully complete all required motorcycle training.  Motorcycle safety training consists of The MSF approved Basic Riders Course (BRC) followed by Experienced Riders Course (ERC) or Military Sport Bike Riders Course (MSRC).  For questions concerning these requirements, please refer to the AR 385-10 or call your safety office.