Please follow all instructions below in order to satisfy the necessary precautions in mitigating the continued threat of COVID-19.
A1. You need a picture ID in compliance with the real ID act as well as someone with base access willing to sponsor you on.
A2. The Visitor’s Center is outside of South Gate at 428 Challenger Ave, Altus, OK.
A3. Background checks are conducted for all individuals issued a pass or contractor card.
A4. The background check is confidential and is only seen by 97 Security Forces Members with a need to know. They will inform your sponsor if you are denied base access but cannot reveal the reason.
A5. The Visitor’s Center does not issue out CACs or military dependent IDs. They do issue out Civilian dependent IDs.
A6. The sponsor does not have to be present. They can fill out a visitor pass application and email it or drop it off at the Visitor’s Center prior to the guest’s arrival. The org box for the visitor center is 97SFS.S5D@us.af.mil.
A7. Dependents over the age of 18 are able to sponsor guest onto the installation using their military ID.
A8. Any visitors that need base access while the Visitor’s Center is closed will go to the Main Gate. The pass will only be issued until the Visitor’s Center reopens.
A9. Everyone currently needs a pass or military ID unless they are under the age of 16.
A10. Unfortunately, due to different policies on different installations, we require the pass/ID be issued from Altus AFB.
A11. For guests a pass can be issued for up to 60 days. For contractors and on base workers the pass can be issued for 30 days.
Behavior or criminal records that pose unacceptable risk/absolute denial are listed below:
-The individual is known to be or reasonably suspected of being a terrorist or belongs to an organization with known terrorism links/support.
-The installation is unable to verify the individual's claimed identity.
-The individual has previously been barred from access to a federal installation or stand-alone facility.
-The individual is wanted by Federal, State, Local, or other civil law enforcement authorities, regardless of offense or violation.
-The individual has any conviction for espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism, or murder.
-The individual’s name appears on any Federal or State agency’s watch list or hit list for criminal behavior or terrorist activity.
-The individual has been convicted of a firearms or explosive violation.
-The individual has been convicted of sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell, or drug distribution.
-The individual has knowingly and willfully engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. Government by force.
If the individual does not meet the above criteria or criteria laid out in the Installation Access Fitness Matrix, answer the following questions:
If the Answer is “Yes” to any question, then the individual meets grounds for denial.
AFMAN 31-101v3 and Altus AFB IDP 31-101 states that personnel initially denied an escorted or unescorted access badge or pass may appeal the decision. If you would like to submit an appeal please follow the instructions below.
Write a letter requesting an appeal. The letter should include:
Note: If the above criteria is not met and/or the procedures are not followed your appeal package will NOT be routed for review and the appeal will NOT be granted. All appeals must be submitted within 15 calendar days of the original denial.
NOTE: The Security Forces Commander has the authority to deny any personnel with extensive criminal history that is not listed below that he deems could potentially pose a danger of good order and discipline to the installation or its personnel.
The Visitor Center is open from 6 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
See Frequently Asked Questions for additional information, but for direct information with their personnel please call (580) 481-6340.
Visitor Pass Application
Rivers Elementary Card Application