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POSTED: December 11, 2007 7:19 a.m.
The required photo ID, such as a drivers license, is the minimum needed for access to Fort Stewart, according to a statement by officials Thursday.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield requires temporary vehicle passes for all private vehicles that do not have a valid Department of Defense decal.  Access for vehicles with DoD decals has not changed.
Confusion had arisen from a previous Fort Stewart statement that a private vehicle without a DoD decal should use the specially marked lanes for non-decaled vehicles.  Everyone in the vehicle — to include DoD identification card holders —was to present valid photo identification to access control personnel while remaining in the vehicle.
Some drivers encountered problems when they presented their drivers license and but were asked for proof of insurance and vehicle registration — items not mentioned in the Fort Stewart statements.
Military officials point to another portion of the original release which reads “individuals accessing the installation must give access control personnel their destination, the purpose of their visit, and any other information determined to be necessary.”
As a force protection measure, they decline to specify what other information might be required; nor will they rule out any other information that will not be required.
In Georgia, drivers are required to have proof of insurance and registration by state law. The Army will not say if these documents are part of its “other information”
 Temporary passes are issued at the following gates:
 n Fort Stewart: Gate 1 (General Stewart Way and General Screven Way), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 n Fort Stewart: Gate 3 (Harmon Avenue and Old Sunbury Road), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 n Fort Stewart: Gate 5 (GA Highway 119 and 144), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Access control personnel will advise drivers on how to get a temporary pass valid for more than one day if needed.
 The procedural change does not affect current commercial vehicle access procedures at Fort Stewart.  Commercial vehicles are still required to use Gate 7 at Fort Stewart.
Direct  questions to the Directorate of Emergency Services at des.feedback@stewart.army.mil
 

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