Starting April 4, 2011, SNL will no longer use the EAL. All incoming visits (US Citizens) to SNL facilities on KAFB must be submitted using either the unclassified visit or classified visit process
Entering the Base
Visitors with a standard DOE badge or a valid visitor badge issued from Sandia/New Mexico may present it to the guard at any KAFB gate and be granted entry. Visitors who obtain a visitor badge from the Sandia Badge Office use this to gain entry to the base.
Vehicle passes for visitors are no longer required.
The guard may verify the following information from visitors:
- Current registration
- Proof of insurance
- Driver's license
- Rental agreement (if applicable)
Remember that your host has primary responsibility for ensuring that the details of your visit, including base entry, are properly coordinated beforehand with Sandia Security and with KAFB. Prospective visitors or Sandia hosts who have questions about the process may contact the Badge Office at (505) 284-3626.
Kirtland Air Force Base Access Registration
All persons needing access to Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) must obtain a base pass from KAFB. You may go to either of the two locations below to-obtain your new base pass.
- Pass and Registration Section in the Consolidated Support Building located at Bldg. 20245.
- Truman Gate Visitor’s Center, which is minimally manned and may require additional time.
The following forms will be required upon visit to either location:
- DBIDS Registration Form
- Criminal Background Check Form
- Visitor Pass Request Form
Visitors cannot request a long-term pass to access the Sandia National Laboratories Federal Credit Union on KAFB. These individuals must use branches off the installation.
For any additional questions, please contact the Kirtland Air Force Base Pass and Registration Office 505-846-6429 or SNL POC Bob Goetsch 505-284-4647.
KAFB cell phone restrictions: The Air Force implemented a new DoD restriction on the use of cell phones while driving on military bases. The policy prohibits using cell phones while driving unless the user has a hands-free device. The policy says, “Vehicle operators on a DoD installation and operators of government-owned vehicles shall not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device.” The Kirtland AFB commander has ordered a 60-day phase-in before citations will be issued. Drivers can begin complying immediately by:
- Abstaining completely from the use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle.
- Pulling into a parking lot and placing your vehicle in park prior to answering or making cell phone calls.
- Purchasing a hands-free device and using it with your cell phone.