Fort Belvoir temporarily changes security gate access


The Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander temporarily suspended the garrison's Trusted Traveler Program effective Dec. 19 due to the investigation of an alleged assault on the installation in the early morning hours of Dec. 18. 

For installation visitors, this means that drivers with certain types of Department of Defense (DoD) ID cards are no longer able to vouch for all passengers in their vehicle. Everyone in a vehicle who is 16 years of age or older will need to show a DoD or military ID card or obtain a visitor's pass.

According to Fort Belvoir Deputy Director of Public Affairs Jason Shepherd, it's too early in the Army Criminal Investigation Division's investigation of the alleged assault to determine if it was perpetrated by someone outside of the installation; however, Garrison Commander Joseph Messina determined there was enough of a threat to suspend the Trusted Traveler Program and increase on-installation police patrols for the time being. 

Fort Belvoir also instituted some gate access changes during the holiday season. Between Dec. 18 and Jan. 2, Kingman Gate is closed. Tulley Gate is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Lieber and Farrar Gates are open 24/7.

For more information, visit the Fort Belvoir website. 

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