AEDC changes security procedures at gates

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. (AP) -- Visitors to the Arnold Air Force Base near Tullahoma will find new procedures at the security gates.

The Arnold Engineering Development Center said in a news release this week that base police are scanning military ID cards at the gates. Dan Hawkins, a base police supervisor, said the system will improve security and can more easily detect counterfeit IDs.

The base also said it has discontinued use of a badge by military dependents and retirees to access areas like the commissary, base exchange, veterans clinic, bank or other support offices. Police will allow those patrons to access those areas without having to present the badge.

Guests and visitors will need to report to the visitor control center at the main gate for a temporary pass.


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