MCLB Albany transitions to a new access control system
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is transitioning to a new government owned access control system called Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS). DBIDS is already installed at more than 320 sites with approximately 5 million registered personnel; and unlike previous systems, DBIDS is a free service. This new and enhanced system will replace RAPIDGate for contractors and other non-DoD-affiliated personnel requiring installation access. There is no change or action required for Common Access Card (CAC), dependent, reserve, or retiree ID card holders. Existing contractor/vendor credentials will be accepted during the transition period; however, all will be replaced with a new DBIDS credential not later than April 1, 2019. New contractor/vendor requests for a DBIDS credential can be made using the same vetting requirements as previously required using the existing base access form. After April 1, 2019, all contractors will be required to have a DBIDS credential in order to gain access to the installation. To reduce wait time when exchanging your existing contractor/vendor credential, it is highly recommended each approved applicant pre-register at https://dbids-global.dmdc.mil/enroll#!/. Trusted Agents will be providing transition guidance for existing contractor/vendor credentials using a phasing plan.
Here's what you need to know:
CURRENT DOD ID CARD HOLDERS
If you currently hold a valid CAC, dependent ID card, reserve ID card, or retiree ID card, issued by the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), no further action is required.
You will be automatically enrolled in DBIDS when your ID card is initially scanned at the gate. Expect a one-time delay of 3-6 seconds as the DBIDS system initially registers your information.
Beginning October 1, 2018, existing contractor/vendor credential card holders will be required to present a signed copy of the base access extension letter to the gate sentry, along with the existing contractor/vendor credentials, to gain access to the installation.
DBIDS credentials are already being issued.
DBIDS credentials will be valid for the duration of your contract, or up to one year. Re-vetting of individuals’ information will occur each year.
After employment suitability is established, all MCLB Albany contractors will be able to obtain their DBIDS card at the Pass and Identification Office in Building 3010.
NEW CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES
DBIDS credentials will be issued beginning September 17, 2018.
New contractors requiring access for more than 60 days will receive a DBIDS credential, valid for length of the contract (up to one year).
New contractors requiring access for fewer than 60 days will receive a DBIDS temporary paper pass.
All personnel being issued a DBIDS credential will also be required to provide a second valid U.S. government form of identification listed on the I-9 form provided by the trusted agent. Beginning September 17, 2018, DBIDS credentials will be issued or exchanged in place of a current contractor/vendor credential. The last day current contractor/vendor credentials will be authorized for entry onto the installation is April 1, 2019. Current CAC holders can get more information at https://dbids.dmdc.mil/#!/resources If you have questions regarding the replacement of a contractor/vendor credential for DBIDS, or you are a new contractor seeking enrollment in DBIDS, please call the Pass and Identification Office at 229-639-5100/5150/5200.
2018 National Preparedness Month
A well-prepared Marine Corps (active, reserve, civilian-Marines, contractors and military family members) is essential to our ability to accomplish our missions. Information in the form of handouts will be available at several high traffic locations around the Installation. Additional information on preparedness can be found at, http://www.ready.marines.mil/ For more information, call 229-639-5746.
Get your Car Seat Checked!
Let us help ensure that your child has a safe car seat at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's annual Car Seat Check event on Friday, September 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Child Development Center. The event is open to anyone with base access. For more information, call 229-639-7259.
Extended Barber Shop hours (LIMITED TIME)
During the month of October, the Barber Shop will have extended hours on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is open to anyone with base access. For more information, call 229-432-9485.
Toys for Tots Kickoff
This is the 71st year for the Toys for Tots Program which kicks off October 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in front of building 5500. Last year, with your help, we were able to help more than 4,600 less fortunate children in the Southwest Georgia region! While this is a tremendous accomplishment, we are committed to surpassing those numbers this year. Our goal is to try to reach every single less fortunate child in this region. With your help, we can do it! Join us for the kickoff event to learn more about the great things we have planned this year! For more information, please contact the Toys for Tots coordinator Staff Sgt. Ellese Lawrence at 229-639-5477, or 727-644-5102.
Accessing Higher Education Workshop
The Accessing Higher Education Workshop set for Tuesday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in building 7122 will assist service members in identifying the education requirements that support their education goals and provide participants with guidance on the college admissions process. Attendees will learn how to achieve academic success, research and compare institution and finance higher education. Register by Oct. 4. This workshop is open to active-duty personnel, and their dependents, and retirees. For more information, call Natalie Knox at 229-639-5426, or Paula Brown at 229-639-5162.
MCLB Fire Department Open House!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely in the event of one. MCLB Fire Department will have a Fire Safety House set up to teach children essential life-saving lessons, static displays, a bouncy house and Sparky the Fire Dog on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire Station 2. This event is open to anyone with base access. For more information, call Megan Cornell 229-639-5610.
Career Exploration and Planning Track
This two-day workshop set for October 23-24, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. in building 7122 offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals. Participants will learn how to narrow their career focus by establishing achievable career goals and development strategies. Register by October 15. This workshop is open to active-duty personnel, and their dependents, and retirees. For more information, contact Natalie Knox 229-639-5426 or Paula Brown 229-639-5162.
Haunted House Halloween Party
Join the spooky fun at our Haunted House and Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Officer's Club and Base Conference Center. Tickets are on sale at the MCCS Main office in Bldg. 3600 and are $20 each (must be 18 years or older). We will have food, lots of fun, a DJ, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for Best Costume, and a Best Couple Costume prize. Childcare provided at Child Development Center (must complete an abbreviated enrollment packet if child isn't already registered. Cost is $4 per child, per hour, for children 6 wks. to 12 yrs. old). This event is open to anyone with base access.