Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Access Control

This information is valid as of Monday, November 5, 2018. It is subject to change at any time, and any changes made may or may not be announced to the general public prior to implementation. This information is not considered official, but is provided as a courtesy to patrons of The U.S. Army Band.

Non-military ID/CAC holders, please enter the installation via The Hatfield Gate: at 2nd St. So, at Rte. 27 (Washington Blvd). Security protocols will be enforced. For base access inquiries, please contact JBM-HH military police at (703) 588-2800/2803.
The Visitor Control Center (VCC), located adjacent to The Hatfield Gate, is open during the following schedule:
  • Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday and Federal Holidays: Closed
  • Non-military ID/CAC holders, please enter the installation via Hatfield Gate off of I-395 North, via 2nd St. So, at Rte. 27 (Washington Blvd). Security protocols will be enforced. For base access inquiries, please contact JBM-HH military police at (703) 588-2800/2803.

    DOD ID Card Holders

    1. Department of Defense ID holders can access JBM-HH at the Hatfield Gate (24 hours), the Wright Gate (5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7-days a week ) and the Henderson Hall Gate (5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M-F; 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sat and Sun).

    2. DOD ID card holders should receive access without being subjected to vehicle search.

    3. All adult (18+) vehicle occupants (DOD and non-DOD) must be able to produce a valid state-issued photo ID.

    Non-DoD, Non-Federally-Affiliated Visitors

    1. All non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors may only access JBM-HH at the Hatfield Gate (24 hours).

    2. Visitors 18+ must present a valid state-issued photo ID, and will be subjected to a vehicle search. International guests: please ensure you have your passport, military orders, or other travel information as needed for your visit to the U.S.

    3. Note: ALL Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers (if they do not carry government ID) must complete and submit this paperwork, too.

    4. Each vehicle occupant (18+) will be subject to a brief background check. This process may take 20-30 minutes, or potentially longer based on how close to concert time you arrive. Vetting for international visitors can take anywhere between 1 hour to 3 days (see #6, below).

    5. Visitors may be able to shorten the process by pre-filling out and printing the Request for Installation Access Control Pass.

    6. If you are able, you may be vetted in advance. Come to Fort Myer via the Hatfield Gate and proceed to the Visitor Control Center (adjacent to the Hatfield Gate) where you may begin the vetting process to attend an upcoming Army Band concert.

    7. Each passenger in the vehicle (18+) must complete a copy of the request form. Answer the questions in Section A: blocks 1-10a (continue if a non-US Citizen) are mandatory. Block 11, mark Event Attendee. Section C is mandatory.

    Please contact the JBM-HH Operations at 703-696-3291 or the MP Desk Sergeant at 703-588-2801 for assistance filling out this form.


    1. Beginning January 9, 2017, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will no longer accept non-REAL ID compliant state-issued identification, or identification from states that have not received a REAL ID extension.

    2. Currently, the District of Columbia and Maryland drivers licenses are compliant with REAL ID. However, this only applies to identification issued under the compliance of REAL ID, and older identification may not be compliant.

    3. For a list of states and territories that are compliant with READ ID, please visit the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID current status page.

    4. If you have any questions regarding your identification's compliance with REAL ID, please contact your individual state's ID issuing agency.