Even though security guards stationed at Fort Benning's access control points will in two weeks begin using handheld scanners to check identification cards and driver's licenses, post employees carrying only Georgia driver's licenses -- which cannot be scanned -- can rest easy.
Those who work on post, who have only a Georgia driver’s license and do not have other forms of ID to access post, can go to one of the two visitors centers on post on August 17 to receive ID cards that can be scanned by the new hand-held devices, said David Moore, Department of Emergency Services physical security specialist .
The visitor’s centers are located at the Benning Road and I-185 gates.
Visitors to post who have this as the only form of ID must also go to one of the visitor’s centers to have their licenses scanned while obtaining a visitor’s pass.
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Gate guards will use the hand-held devices called Mobilisas to check a variety of ID cards against known databases. The Mobilisas will alert security guards of false or expired IDs, warrants, people on watch lists and more. Mobilisas will scan military common access cards, family member and retiree IDs, passports and all state driver’s licenses except Georgia driver’s licenses. 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.
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.