Gate Hours

DALEVILLE GATE

The Daleville Gate is open 24/7. The Daleville Visitor Control Center is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Daleville Visitor Control Center: (334) 255-0797

ENTERPRISE GATE

The Enterprise Gate is open 24/7. There is no Visitor Control Center at the Enterprise Gate. Unless escorted by an ID card holder, visitors with a pass must first obtain a pass from either the Daleville or Ozark VCC during their hours of operations.

OZARK GATE

The Ozark Gate is open 24/7. The Ozark Visitor Control Center is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; the VCC is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Ozark Visitor Control Center: (334) 225-0798

FAULKNER GATE

The Faulkner Gate is open 4:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Faulkner Gate is closed on weekends, DONSAs and federal holidays.

NEWTON GATE

The Newton Gate is open 5-7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday The Newton Gate is closed on weekends, DONSAs and federal holidays.

Visitor access Cards

When accessing Fort Rucker, visitors must present a visitor access card and a valid Government-issued picture identification card in order to access Fort Rucker. To obtain a visitor access card, you will need a valid government-issued picture identification, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID or passport. Visitor access cards may be issued for up to six months.  To expedite the process, visitors can download and complete a Fort Rucker Form 2746-R-E (PDF) and bring it with them at the time of processing. For more information, call (334) 255-0607.

  • Daleville Visitor Control Center: (334) 255-0797
  • Ozark Visitor Control Center: (334) 255-0798

To ensure that Fort Rucker is in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, all visitors will be vetted through the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) prior to entering the installation.

Visitors coming to Fort Rucker who do not have a DOD-issued identification are subject to a background check in order to get a visitor access card before they are allowed to enter the installation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

People can reach the automated Fort Rucker post information line at (334) 255-1110.

People can call (334) 255-0607 during normal business hours with questions regarding installation access. To reach the Daleville Visitor Control Center, call (334) 255-0797. To reach the Ozark Visitor Control Center, call (334) 255-0798.

The Daleville Visitor Control Center (334-255-0798) is open 8 a.m. – 4 pm., Monday through Sunday. The Ozark Visitor Control Center (334-255-0798) is open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Yes, all personnel 18 and older will have to show identification. Visitors under the age of 18 who do not possess a valid REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or state-issued photo ID card may be vouched for by an adult who has been cleared to enter the installation.

When a family member’s DoD-issued ID card is scanned for the first time by a DA security guard, it will automatically register into the AIE system. A visiting family member without a DoD-issued ID card can be sponsored and receive a visitor pass by completing Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E, Request for a Fort Rucker Visitor Pass (Sponsored).

Forms of identification needed are a valid government-issued picture identification, such as a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport.

A visitor pass can be issued anywhere from a single day to one year depending on the purpose for the visit *and* if the visitor is sponsored or not.

  • Visitor Pass (valid for up to 30 days): Unsponsored visitors without supporting documentation and based on the purpose of the visit (e.g. visit museum, attend special event, make a delivery, etc.)
  • Visitor Pass (valid for up to six months): Unsponsored visitors with supporting documentation (e.g. Silver Wings Golf Course membership card, Fort Rucker Skeet Range membership card, hunter or angler with valid state and Fort Rucker permits, etc.)
  • Visitor Pass (valid for up to one year): Sponsored visitors with a completed Request for a Fort Rucker Visitor Pass (Sponsored) (Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E); the sponsor must obtain their commander’s (battalion level or higher) or director’s (GS-13 or higher) certification on Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E for it to be considered completed.

DOD ID cardholders (except contractors) assigned to Fort Rucker can sponsor guests, friends, volunteers, etc., by completing Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E, Request for a Fort Rucker Visitor Pass (Sponsored). Sponsors must obtain certification from their commander (battalion level or higher) or director (GS-13 or higher) on Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E for it to be complete. Applicants who obtain sponsorship may be eligible for a visitor pass for up to one year.

In addition to assisting the visitor with the completion of Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E, the sponsor is merely certifying that a visitor has a justified requirement for access to the installation for the requested length of the pass (up to one year).

No, individual(s) seeking a visitor pass cannot register online or pre-register, but people can pre-fill out an application from to bring with you by visiting https://home.army.mil/rucker/index.php/visit/.  

People who are not cleared and denied access will be given a denial access waiver packet to be completed and returned to the VCC. The denial waiver committee will review the packet and determine suitability for access to the installation.

  • The NCIC-III contains criminal arrest information about the individual that causes the Installation Commander to determine that individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline or health and safety on the installation.
     
  • The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identify based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.
     
  • The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
     
  • The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
     
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography trafficking in humans, drug possession with the intent to sell or drug distribution.
     
  • The individual has a US conviction for espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism, or murder.
     
  • The individual is a registered sex offender
     
  • The individual has a felony conviction within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
     
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.
         
  • The individual has engaged in acts or activates designed to overthrow the U.S. Government by force.
     
  • The individual is identified in the terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) as known to be our suspect of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.

Yes. The sponsor will have to complete Fort Rucker Form 2747-R-E certified by their commander (battalion level or higher) / director (GS-13 or higher). Once the form is completed, the sponsored individual will take it to either the Daleville or Ozark VCC for further processing and issuance of pass, providing all parameters are met to receive a visitor pass.

You may use a valid, unexpired, government-issued passport for identify proofing and to complete the required vetting (foreign passports must be accompanied by a valid visa permit); however, if you are driving, you must be prepared to provide a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

No. Retirees cannot use their retiree ID card to gain access to military installations while working in this capacity. The purpose of the retiree ID card is to allow access to military installations to utilize retiree benefits. Retirees accessing the installation to perform work in the capacity of a contractor, vendor, delivery driver, or taxi service must present an ID or pass specific for that purpose.

No. Soldiers, Family Members, or DACs cannot use their DoD ID card to gain access to military installations while working in this capacity. Soldiers, Family Members, or DACs accessing the installation to perform work in the capacity of a contractor, vendor, delivery driver, or taxi service must present an ID or pass specific for that purpose.

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MOTORCYCLES

All riders entering Fort Rucker 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. Soldiers who ride motorcycles must attend a motorcycle safety course and obtain a motorcycle safety foundation card.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOTORCYCLE INFORMATION FOR SOLDIERS

Privately Owned Weapons

PRIVATELY-OWNED WEAPONS

Individuals who use or store firearms on post must register them at the MP Station, Bldg 5001. Weapons registrations must be updated every five years. Weapons may be stored in Family housing, BOQ or BEQ, or places of storage at designated firing ranges or hunting areas. Concealed weapons carried on individuals, routinely transported in vehicles, or stored in vehicles are prohibited.

For details on POW registration and to download Fort Rucker (DPS) Form 818, click here.

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COMMERCIAL ACCESS