By Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs
Hand-held scanners are now being implemented at all entry control points to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and its annexes. Drivers can expect delays during the gradual implementation period, which began May 15 as the first week with one in 20 vehicles scanned. By the end of June, every vehicle will be scanned.
The scanners will read the following types of identification: DoD common access cards, family member and retiree ID cards, and locally issued Rapid Gate (NCACS) credentials. The scanners will identify and grant access for all personnel who have these credentials. The rollout plan is designed so that the first time a card is read, it can take up to 30 seconds for it to be “registered” in the system. Once registered, the scanners will operate near real-time.
Also effective May 15, all Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cardholders must first report to the pass and ID office prior to gaining entry to the installation. TWIC cardholders requiring long-term access should contact the JBPHH Pass and ID Office at 449-0865 for further instructions.