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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 23, 2010

Army to start new gate-access procedure May 1

Advertiser Staff

Army officials Thursday said they are beefing up installation security and asking that all drivers who live on, work on, or frequently use Army installations to register their vehicles and display an official military decal on their vehicles by May 1.

Beginning May 1, drivers who do not have a current military decal (DD Form 2220) or Army pass will be sent to the closest Visitor Control Center for a temporary access pass, officials said.

"We understand that not everyone will have the opportunity to register for decals prior to May 1, so we will initially have temporary seven-day passes available," said Gordon L. Wiborg Jr., Security Division chief, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Emergency Services, in a statement. "Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible, giving folks a little extra time and the opportunity to get their decals at their earliest convenience."

Motorists and commercial businesses may register their vehicles at the following Vehicle Registration Offices:

  • Schofield Barrack's VRO (located in the Soldier Support Center) Building 750, Ayers Road

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Fort Shafter Flats VRO, Building 1599

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-3 p.m.

    To register and receive a decal, drivers need to bring their current driver's license, vehicle registration, safety inspection and proof of insurance. Motorcyclists must also show completion of a valid DoD-approved safety course.

    Vendors and contractors with commercial vehicles who do business on Army installations on a regular basis can receive extended passes for individual and fleet vehicles, for periods up to six months, by registering their vehicles at the VROs.

    Motorists and vendors with additional questions can call the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshal's Office at 655-9496, the Fort Shafter Provost Marshal's Office at 438-2230 or USAG-HI's Directorate of Emergency Services at 656-5398.