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LUKE AIR FORCE BASE ACCESS PROCEDURES
CURRENT AS OF 28 FEB 2022
PURPOSE: Base access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to properties and/or installations to only those authorized persons and their guests. Persons authorized access will be either escorted or unescorted.
BACKGROUND: Section 1069 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), now Public Law 110-181, establishes the standards required for entry to military installations in the United States. The Secretary of Defense has directed all military installations in the United States to comply with Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-012, Interim Policy Guidance for DoD Physical Access Control.
VISITOR PROCEDURES: Any visitor (age 16 or older) is required to be screened, vetted, and issued appropriate DBIDS pass by security forces prior to gaining access to the installation. To obtain a visitor's pass, the sponsor will meet their guest(s) at the Lightning Gate Visitor's Reception Center (VRC), operational Mon-Fri 0700-1600 hours and Sat-Sun 0800-1300 hours. During non-duty hours, passes will only be issued at the South Gate Installation Entry Control Point.
COMMERCIAL ACCESS PROCEDURES: Any persons requesting access to Luke AFB for contracting or delivery purposes must be properly vetted through the South Gate Commercial Reception Center (CRC), operational Mon-Fri 0700-1600 hours prior to being granted access to the installation. During non-duty hours, passes will only be issued at the South Gate Installation Entry Control Point. All contractors and delivery drivers will present documentation (e.g bill of lading, work order, etc.) to establish purpose for presence on the installation OR have an authorized sponsor with them at the CRC at the time of request.
DBIDS ONLINE PRE-ENROLLMENT: In order to expedite your processing time before entering the installation, visitors should go to the website below to process their request.
Trusted agents, contact the 56 SFS/CRC at 56SFS.PR@us.af.mil to receive documents for contractor pre-enrollment. Contractors seeking pre-enrollment will contact their trusted agent for pre-enrollment documentation.
REAL ID ACT: Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies, like TSA and military installations, from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these standards.
Check your state’s status: You can check if your state is REAL ID compliant at
Read the frequently asked questions: For clarification on what the REAL ID Act means for you, visit dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or tsa.gov and search “REAL ID”. If you have questions about what is considered acceptable identification, you may call the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673 or email TSA-ContactCenter@tsa.dhs.gov.