Information regarding Fort Bragg implementation of the Automated Installation Entry system
As part of a Department of Defense Directive for all military installations to install Physical Access Control Systems, Fort Bragg will soon begin using the Automated Installation Entry System (AIE). The AIE system is designed to leverage technology and validate credentials against authoritative databases in near-real-time. One of the primary purposes of AIE system is to cut down on human errors at access points, such as expired identification or restricted access.
Card holders will be asked to drive up to an AIE pedestal scanner and swipe their DOD ID card. Once the card is read, the individual's credentials will be instantaneously validated against federal and Fort Bragg records. Guards will still be present to monitor the information retrieved from the card swipe, and once access credentials are verified, entrance will be granted.
All Active Duty Military, their Family Members, Retirees, Reservists, and DoD Civilians permanently residing in the Fort Bragg area have already been, or will be, automatically registered in AIE via DEERS. With bulk registration from DEERS you should have access to Fort Bragg when AIE goes live. Fort Bragg plans to continue periodic bulk registrations as we get closer to actual implementation.
If you are temporarily assigned to Fort Bragg, most likely your data has not have been downloaded from DEERS. For persons in these situations, it is necessary that you register manually at the All American Visitor Control Center (VCC). DOD visitors from other installations must register manually one-time in AIE.
If you are a non-DoD affiliated civilian, such as a contractor, vendor, Foreign National or friend/partner of Bragg and not otherwise in the DEERS system, you will not be automatically registered in AIE. You will need to be sponsored before you can receive the new AIE Access Card. Fort Bragg Access Card may be issued for a maximum of three years for individuals who require recurring access to the installation for official business. The application form (DES Form 118) for access cases are located on the Fort Bragg Provost Marshal webpage under the Installation Access Control tab. Sponsorship is required for all non-DOD affiliated persons.
All applications (DES Form 118) will be turned into the All American VCC for processing and approval. By registering early you will avoid any inconvenience by having to possibly wait at Visitor Control Center when the AIE system goes live.
If you currently have a Fort Bragg Partner Pass, 1602, contractor Rapid-Gate badge, and/or Garrison VIP Status card, these credentials are still good until AIE goes live. But you are encouraged to go to the All American Visitor Control Center and register for your AIE Access Card as soon as possible to prevent delays on and after the AIE system is fully activated.
You will not require initial sponsorship utilizing DES Form 118 as long as you have a valid credential. Your AIE Access Card will be issued for one year and at the end of the year mark you will be required to renew your Access Card using the DES Form 118 process.
To register and receive your AIE access card, please see the below information and attached forms so we can make the process go smoothly. The below link will provide additional AIE information.
Prior to the activation of AIE, Fort Bragg will conduct an endurance test to ensure AIE is working properly. If your data is not in the AIE system, the gate guard will direct you to the All American Visitors' Center to register, but you will be allowed onto the installation. This registration at the All American Visitors' Center should take 2-3 minutes.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISITOR ACCESS CARDS (hard card only):
If you are a single applicant:
1. Complete sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Installation Badge Request Form (DES Form 118). A sponsor can be a, contracting officer, battalion commander or higher, director or deputy director.
2. Section 5 must be signed by either a battalion or brigade commander or the executive officer, a director or deputy director or a contracting officer representative. That person's printed name, rank and telephone number must also be provided. The DES Form 118 is not complete without this information.
3. The sponsor only must scan their completed form and email it to either: Mickey D. McQuain, Chief of Physical Security, Gregory D. Judd. Chief of the Guards or Timothy F. Prevost, Captain of the Guards Prevost.
4. Keep a copy of your email for your records.
5. You will receive an email telling you to notify your personnel you are sponsoring to go to the All American Visitor Center for final processing for their AIE badge.
If you have multiple applicants:
1. In section 1 of the Installation Badge request Form (DES Form 118), write "SEE ATTACHED LIST" on the line next to "LAST Name."
2. Complete section 2, 3 and 4. A sponsor can be a, contracting officer, battalion commander of higher, director or deputy director.
3. Section 5 must be signed by either a battalion or brigade commander or the executive officer, a director or deputy director or a contracting
officer representative. That person's printed name, rank and telephone number must also be provided. The DES Form 118 is not complete without this information.
4. Write the names and other requested information of the people you want AIE badges for on the AIE Badge Request Name Roster.
5. Scan your completed DES Form 118 and AIE Badge request Name Roster and email it to either: Mickey D. McQuain, Chief of Physical Security, Gregory D. Judd. Chief of the Guards or Timothy F. Prevost, Captain of the Guards.
6. Keep a copy of your email for your records.
7. You will receive an email telling you to notify your persons you are sponsoring to go to the All American Visitor Center for final processing for their AIE badge.
INSTRUCTION FOR VISITOR PASSES (paper only):
1. Visitor Passes will be issued to all non-DoD affiliated persons with a valid reason for entering the installation.
2. A visitor pass can be issued for up to 30 days.
3. For a visitor pass for 1-10 days no DoD sponsor is required in person at the All American Visitor Center.
4. Passes for 11-30 days requires the requester to have a valid DoD identification cardholder sponsor be with them in person when they register at the All American Visitor Center for a visitor pass.
5. A security vetting process will be completed on each non-affiliated DoD individual prior to receiving a visitor pass. This includes all non-affiliated passengers riding in a non-affiliated person's vehicle.
*For greater understanding of the AIE system, and the standard registration process visit the Installation Access Control homepage.
*If you would like to have your organization receive a briefing on AIE or if you have questions concerning this email please contact Mickey D. McQuain, Chief, Physical Security Division, Directorate of Emergency Services, 432-6357.