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 to receive documents for contractor pre-enrollment. Contractors seeking pre-enrollment will contact their trusted agent for pre-enrollment documentation.


  1. Identity Proofing Requirements:


  1. Persons requesting must provide name and phone number of their sponsor.
  2. Persons requesting access must provide justification and/or purpose for access.
  3. Persons requesting access that are not in possession of an approved, Government issued card (e.g., CAC, Retired Military ID, Military Dependent (e.g., minimum 16 years old), or DoD ID PIV compliant) must provide a document that establishes identity per INS Form I-9 (e.g., State Driver’s License (see the guidelines regarding the Real ID Act on page 2), Passport, Resident Card, etc.).


  1. Fitness Determination/Vetting Requirements:


  1. The installation commander has delegated authority to conduct vetting and make initial  fitness determinations to the Security Forces Commander.
  2. At a minimum, Luke AFB will determine fitness of individuals through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSBD).
  3. Specific guidance for denials approved by the installation commander includes, but not limited to:
    1. Felony Conviction within 10 years
    2. Wants/Warrants
    3. Terrorist Nexus
    4. Other Potential Disqualifiers



  1. Credentials: Once Security Forces has completed identity proofing, vetting, fitness and eligibility for access; individual(s) will be issued the appropriate Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) credential.



  • If you are sponsoring more than 10 individuals, a Luke Form 329, Base Entry List will need to be submitted to Security Forces by the sponsor at least 7 days prior to the expected date of entry. Call 623-856-8090 to request a Luke Form 329.


  • Installation Entry Controllers at the South Gate are able to issue passes outside of VRC/CRC hours


  • Lightning Gate VRC hours are Mon-Fri 0700-1600, Sat-Sun 0800-1300, Closed Holidays


  • South Gate CRC hours are Mon-Fri 0700-1600, Closed Weekends, Holidays and Base Down Days



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 or 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