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Andersen to begin base access pre-registration for eligible veterans and caregivers

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

The Andersen AFB Visitor Control Center located at the main gate has begun pre-registering eligible veterans and caregivers for base access privileges as part of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.

Section 621 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows Purple Heart recipients, veterans with service-connected disabilities, former Prisoners of War (POW), and those designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans access to base Commissaries, Military Service Exchanges, and certain Category C Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) facilities (Palm Tree Golf Course, Meridian  Café, The Cove, Gecko Lanes, Gecko Grill, and Bamboo Willies, and High Tides) beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

In order for eligible persons to receive base access they must have a Veterans Health Information Card (VHIC) or be issued a letter to specify eligible caregivers, both of which are an approved credential for requesting installation access.

The VHIC must display the eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW, SERVICE CONNECTED). Visit https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic for information regarding eligibility for the VHIC and the application process.

Caregivers of seriously injured veterans must first be enrolled as an approved caregiver with the Veteran Administration's (VA) Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and receive a VA-issued letter indicating their approved enrollment.  The VA-issued letter, along with the proper credentials must be submitted when requesting access to the base.

Acceptable credentials may include:

AAFB Authorized Credentials

Category A

(Single form of ID Required)

Category B

(Two forms of ID Required)

Category C

(State/Federal Issued Picture ID, Questionnaire & 3-5 Duty Day processing

U.S. Passport

Non-Compliant REAL ID Act Driver’s License or ID

Social Security Card

U.S. Passport Card

U.S. Birth Certificate

Form I-94

REAL ID Act Compliant Driver’s License/ID

**School Record of Report Card

Form I-94 for Asylum or Refugee

Enhanced Driver’s License/ID w/American Flag Authenticator

**Daycare or Nursey Record

Foreign Passport (excludes Free Association State)

U.S. Permanent Resident Card, Stamp, or Printed Form I-551

 

Birth Abroad Certificate issued by Department Of State Form FS- 545 or Form DS-1350

Certificate of Naturalization w/Photo Form N-550/N-570

 

U.S. Military Record or Draft Card

Certificate of U.S. Citizenship w/Photo Form N-560 or N-561

 

Native American Tribal Documents

U.S. Employment Authorization Card Form I-766

 

School ID w/Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Legacy Card/New Merchant Mariner Credential

 

 

Free Association State Passport w/I-94

 

 

 

A background check will be conducted prior to being issued a one year DBIDs ID.  If any derogatory or unfavorable information concerning the caregiver is disclosed, the unfavorable information will need to be resolved through the appropriate law enforcement office prior to being issued a DBIDs ID.

Eligible persons wishing to access the base under this program must first visit the VCC to begin DBIDS enrollment prior to entering the installation. The VCC is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. - 4 p.m and  is closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays.  For additional information please contact the VCC at 671-366-5650 or visit  https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/expanding-access-fact-sheet.pdf

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