Retired DoD civilian ID holders face changes

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – In February of this year, the Department of Defense announced they would no longer issue new civilian retiree ID cards and previously issued ID cards would become invalid on Aug. 31.

This means civilian retirees will no longer be allowed access to Hill AFB or any other military installation at the end of the month.

According to the DOD referendum released earlier this year, the move comes as a result of advancements in installation physical access control systems and procedures, as well as the impending implementation of the REAL ID Act.

Col. Jeffrey Holland, 75th Air Base Wing commander, has authorized retired DoD civilians the opportunity to receive a limited-use base access card through the 75th Security Forces Squadron to participate in morale, welfare and recreation activities.

The retired civilian initiates the process by calling the 75th SFS pass and ID section at 801-586-5199 to set up an appointment for an access card.

On the day of the appointment, the civilian retiree will report to the Southgate Visitor Control Center with a valid driver’s license and a Standard Form 50, that validates their status as a retiree from civil service.

Visitor Center personnel will conduct identity proofing and vetting, and issue a one-day pass, authorizing the retiree to proceed to the established appointment at building 430, where the base access card will be issued.

The card will be good for one year and will need to be renewed annually.