Coronavirus: WPAFB changes base entry requirements

Only people with a valid U.S. Department of Defense identification card, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visitor pass or other base-issued pass will be allowed entry beginning Monday.

The change is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the base announced Thursday evening.

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This means that state-issued driver’s licenses, passports and other government-issued ID cards previously accepted for access with an escort will no longer be authorized.

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All guests 16 or older without a valid identification card must obtain a visitor pass. Visitor passes may be obtained from the Visitor Control Center, which is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in Building 286, outside Area “A” at 4185 Logistics Ave.

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After hours, visitors may receive a pass from Gate 12A (AFMC HQ gate) for Area “A” and Gate 19B (National Road gate) for Area “B.” Visitors should allow for extra time at the gates.

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In addition, it is required to wear a face mask to enter the Visitor Control Center.

For questions regarding visiting WPAFB, contact the Visitor Control Center at 937-257-6506.

WPAFB is the state’s largest single-site employer, with some 30,000 military and civilian employees on a typical work day.

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