TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM UPDATES
- The Trusted Traveler Program has been re-instated for individuals traveling within a 150-mile radius of Fort Riley.
- Guards will conduct security checks using the protective barrier of the driver's window. When approaching the access control points, drivers will roll down windows 4-6 inches or enough to reach their hand out with their ID.
- Visitors: All personnel that are non-DoD ID cardholders who are currently on the installation visiting a Service Member or who want to visit a Service Member on the installation will require a memo/waiver from the first 0-5 in the Service Member's chain of command. Spouses of deployed Service Members should contact their Service Member's unit if they need to acquire such a memo. The individual needing the pass will take the approved memo to the Fort Riley Visitor Control Center to receive a pass form.
Automated Installation Entry - now being used at gates
Effective Sep. 14, Fort Riley is using the new access control system — Automatic Installation Entry. The initial ID card scan at access control points registers that card in the system to screen access to the post. This process could take slightly longer the first time and may cause short delays at access control points during the first few days of using the new system. Security personnel will scan the back of the ID card, rather than the fron, so drivers are asked to be prepared. Service members, dependents, DOD Civilian professionals and DOD retirees will experience this transition without any requirement to stop by the Visitor Control Center.
Those with long term passes will need to update their information within the AIE system at the Visitor Control Center before Dec. 1. Contractors working on post and those with Veteran Health Identification Cards (VHIC) will be required to register their cards in the AIE system at the Visitor Control Center prior to coming on post. The Visitor Control Center is located near Henry Gate, at Exit 301 off I-70.
For more information, call the Visitor Control Center at (785) 239-2982.
Gate Locations and Hours
Exit 301, U.S. Interstate Highway 70 is Fort Riley’s main gate, is open 24 hours daily and also the location of the Visitor Control Center.
On the east side of Fort Riley from Manhattan via Kansas Highway 18 is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Traffic patterns change during non-peak hours so use caution when approaching.
On the southwest side of Fort Riley from Junction City via Washington St. is currently closed for construction. It is scheduled to reopen at the end of September.
On the south side of Fort Riley from Junction City via Grant Avenue - Grant ACP is open to inbound and outbound traffic Monday through Friday 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Located on the west side of Fort Riley from U.S. Highway 77 via Old Highway 77 - open Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Beginning June 21 and continuing temporarily in support of field training exercises: open 5 a.m. - midnight daily to both inbound and outbound traffic.
12th Street Gate
Located on the east side of Fort Riley off of Kansas Highway 18 at Camp Funston. The gate is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday (closed on federal holidays) for commercial traffic only. Outbound traffic is not authorized.
Rifle Range Road and Four Corners Gate
Four Corners is limited to military tactical vehicles only. Rifle Range Road - closed.
EXPANDED PRIVILEGES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS
The Department of Defense has expanded Commissary, Military Exchange and Morale, Welfare and Recreation privileges on U.S. Military installations. On Jan. 1, 2020, access was expanded to include all veterans with service-connected disabilities, veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, veterans who are former prisoners of war and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. For more information on eligibility visit, https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2015599/department-of-defense-expanding-access-to-commissaries-military-exchanges-and-r/ and https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/expanding-access-fact-sheet.pdf
Process for obtaining access to Fort Riley:
Upon the first visit to Fort Riley, these eligible veterans and caregivers must stop at the visitor control center. Following successful vetting the eligible individuals will be issued a 1-year badge for access to the installation. The installation badge will allow them to proceed to the gate for entry upon subsequent visits without having to stop again at the Visitor Control Center.
As with all other individuals seeking access to DOD installations, all eligible veterans and caregivers must pass vetting which entails a basic on-the-spot background check. Veterans with felony convictions, felony arrest warrants or other types of derogatory information related to criminal history or terrorism will not be permitted entry.
Real ID Act
The REAL ID Act is a federal policy which establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. If your state is out of compliance with Real ID, you may be required to show additional forms of identification before being granted access to Fort Riley.
Fort Riley visitors with out-of-state driver's lisences can view their state's current compliance status at: