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Tiered base access defined

Graphic describing installation access tier levels

Graphic describing installation access tier levels

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

On March 24, 2020, Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, declared a Public Health Emergency and limited movement for military personnel.

With the speed at which COVID-19 is spreading, this order was put in place to preserve the security, health, safety, and welfare of all Goodfellow members and their families.

This change can be seen in a tiered approach for approving access to the base. The base is now in tier one. The tiers are explained below and will be changed by the commander on a situational basis.

TIER 0- Normal Operations: Normal base access procedures apply. Visitor passes will follow the standard process.

TIER 1- Restricted Access: Visitor passes will only be issued for official business. Visitor pass requests will be submitted through a sponsoring unit commander for approval and forwarded to the Security Forces Visitor Control Center. Contractors, Veterans Identification Card holders, military retirees, and dependents are authorized base access.

TIER 2- Mission Essential: Only members designated by their unit commander as mission essential will be granted access to the installation. New visitor pass requests will be permitted for official business only and must be submitted through a sponsoring group commander for validation. All VIC holders and military retirees are temporarily restricted from base access unless for official business.

TIER 3- Mission Critical: Only personnel designated by their group commander as mission-critical to continue base operations will be granted access to the installation. New visitor pass requests will be permitted for crucial official business only and must be approved by the installation commander. All VIC holders, military retirees, and dependents (not residing on base) are temporarily restricted from base access unless for official business.

At this time there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases on Goodfellow AFB.