Visitor Access
Elevated security measures may affect access. All vehicles are subject to search prior to entry and while aboard the installation. Photography and videography are prohibited unless authorized by the Installation Commander. MCAS New River is a No Drone Zone per MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJO 3710.30B.


Guidance for access to Marine Corps Installations East - Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune) and Marine Corps Air Station New River regarding the recent release of MARADMIN 108/23 requiring REAL-ID compliant identification for access to Marine Corps facilities.

This message applies to non-REAL ID driver’s license and State issued identification cards only and does not apply to any other approved acceptable credentials. Refer to MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJO 5530.25B for additional information on access procedures for CAC, dependent IDs, and other approved forms of acceptable identification for installation access.

In accordance with MARADMIN 108/23, non-REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses or identification cards are no longer authorized for use to access Marine Corps Installations WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PROOF OF IDENTITY. Effective immediately, all visitors with non-REAL ID driver’s license and State issued identification cards requesting access to MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River must provide an approved identity source document or combination thereof to access the installation(s).

An example of identity source documentation includes a U.S. passport, or the combination of an original or certified true copy of a birth certificate bearing a raised seal, social security card, and non-REAL ID compliant driver’s license or State issued identification card – all three documents must bear the same name. If the name on the documents is different due to marriage, divorce or legal name change, supporting documents such as a Court Order, Marriage Certificate or Divorce Decree of acceptable name change must be provided. In this case, if the individual cannot provide all three of the source documents an escort is required, or access will be denied.

Additional information regarding REAL-ID is available via Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at


DODM 5200.08 Volume 3 (Physical Security Program: Access to DoD Installations)

MCO 5530.13 (Marine Corps Site Perimeter Access Control)

MARADMIN 108/23 (Updated REAL-ID Guidance for Site Perimeter Access Control FEB-2023)

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJO 5530.25B (MCB Camp Lejeune Access Control Regulation)

MCAS New River Gate Hours

MCAS New River Main Gate (located off Curtis Drive and NC-24)

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

MCAS New River Douglass Gate (located off Douglass Road and NC-24) 

Monday through Thursday - 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Station Access General Information

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River has implemented the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to facilitate a secure and efficient means of accessing the installation. DBIDS ensures the protection of active duty personnel, family members and civilian employees while allowing controlled access to authorized patrons, contractors, vendors and sponsored visitors.

DoD ID card holders will automatically be enrolled in DBIDS after their first ID scan upon entering MCAS New River. DoD ID card holders may also sponsor visitors as outlined in the links below.  All the below information, pertains to access to School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, as well.

All unescorted visitors are required to obtain a DBIDS card or temporary paper pass at the MCAS New River Visitor Control Center/Contractor Vetting Office in order to gain authorized access to MCAS New River. Unescorted visitors must be sponsored or on official business. Visitors will have their identity validated and be issued an appropriate DBIDS credential at no cost. Visitors must obtain a DBIDS credential at the MCAS New River Visitor Control Center, Building AS-187, located on Curtis Road, just prior to the Curtis Road Gate (Main Gate).  (see map)

Those visitors who have not been pre-vetted can expect longer wait times at the visitor center. Visitors can also arrange for their sponsor to meet them at the visitor center parking lot to be escorted (in same vehicle) onto the installation under the Trusted Traveler Program.



Advancements in installation security access control systems and procedures, and the implementation of the REAL ID Act, will result in the termination of the DoD Civilian Retiree ID Card. Previously issued cards will remain valid through Aug. 31, 2023.


Hours of Operation

The MCAS New River Visitor Control Center is open:

Monday through Friday: 0700-1530 (last customer 1500) 

Closed on weekends.  Holiday hours may vary, please contact the below for further information.

Phone: (910) 449-5040  FAX: (910) 449-4784