Beginning Aug. 17, Fort Benning security guards will scan the identification cards and driver’s licenses of all those who enter its main gates.
Service members and family members, Department of Army civilians, contractors and visitors will all be subject to this scan, which is conducted using a hand-held device called the Mobilisa.
The Mobilisa can check a variety of ID cards against known databases and alert security guards of false or expired IDs, warrants, people on watch lists and more.
The device will scan military common access cards, family member and retiree’s IDs, passports and most state driver’s licenses, but not Georgia’s drivers’ licenses.
If this is the only form of identification a visitor has, he or she must go to one of the visitor’s centers to have the license scanned while obtaining a visitor’s pass.
Access to the installation is controlled through vehicle checkpoints.
All drivers and adult passengers in vehicles attempting to enter post will be asked to provide valid identification.
Valid identification includes federal and state identification in the form of identification cards, driver’s licenses and passports.
Drivers of vehicles without military stickers have to stop at the visitor’s center on I-185 or Benning Boulevard and present a current driver’s license and current proof of vehicle registration to obtain a temporary access pass.
Children 15 and younger are exempt and will not be asked for identification.
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