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.

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.

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

E-mail: newrivervisitorscenter@usmc.mil