In the past, adults could gain entry to Fort Sill by showing any government-issued I.D. card (driver’s license, tribal membership, V.A. identification, etc.). After the attacks of 9/11, the Department of Defense (DoD) passed more restrictive rules for military bases worldwide, but the Army has been operating with an exemption to that rule until recently.
The DoD guidelines require that everyone entering a military installation have a nationwide background check. With the lifting of the exemption, Fort Sill is implementing an installation access policy in accordance with Fort Sill Memo 190-13 that meets that background check requirement and will begin issuing photographic pass cards for all visitors and open a Visitors Control Center (VCC) (located just south of Bentley Gate on Sheridan Road) to manage the program.
Under DoD guidelines, adults and certain children (children who are 16 years old or older and are driving a vehicle) without a current active duty military I.D. card, family I.D. or retiree I.D. must go through the VCC for a pass card that will allow them unescorted access to Fort Sill.
- Contractors working on Fort Sill without a CAC must complete a Fort Sill Form 118, Request for Unescorted Installation CONTRACT Access to Fort Sill.
- Other visitors, whether you need a pass for a day or for a year, must complete a Fort Sill Form 118a, Request for Unescorted Installation Access to Fort Sill.
- Any individual who did not receive unescorted access due to the NCIC III background check has the right to appeal that decision. Complete a Fort Sill Form 117, Installation Access Appear Form and submit it to the VCC.