Fort Drum adopts new automatic protection program at gates

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FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWNY) – Fort Drum is finding a new automated security program at its entrance gates future month.

The Army phone calls it the Automatic Installation Entry (AIE) procedure and Fort Drum officials say it need to be on-line by Oct 2.

The system electronically verifies the id of persons in opposition to neighborhood, state, and federal criminal and terrorist databases.


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IDs will be scanned with a handheld card reader as regular. The initially scan with the new system registers the card in less than 15 seconds to sign-up the card.

With substantial volumes of targeted traffic, officials say, this could trigger some slight delays for the very first few days.

Write-up officers say assistance users, DoD civilians, DoD contractors, household customers and most retirees who have legitimate popular access playing cards (CACs) or Teslin playing cards need to discover no distinction when getting into Fort Drum.

Retirees with older cards that have Social Security figures on the entrance will have to have to sign up them at the Visitor Manage Center (VCC) or get new playing cards.

Men and women with legitimate local access badges (LABs) who are registered in the recent bodily management system can nonetheless obtain the publish, but they will will need to deliver their badge and a scannable state-issued driver’s license. Present LAB cardholders can pick out to enhance to a new AIE badge by going to the VCC prior to the expiration of their badge.

For non-DoD cardholders, registration in the AIE program can be concluded in 10 to 15 minutes at the VCC. The approach for receiving a new AIE badge or LAB renewal includes a qualifications examine, registering in the AIE process, and sponsorship.

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