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.
Though the device will scan military common access cards, family member and retiree IDs, passports and most state driver’s licenses, it will not scan Georgia's drivers' licenses.
If this is the only form of ID a visitor has, he or she must go to one of the visitor’s centers to have their license scanned while obtaining a visitor’s pass.