Base Access Procedures

  • Joint Base Andrews:

    Access Procedures for Civilians

    Civilian students, faculty or staff without military affiliation accessing Joint Base Andrews must follow security clearance procedures in order to obtain a Long Term Badge for base access. Badges are issued at the Base Visitor Center just inside Allentown Rd. Main Gate. Badges are valid only for the days and times noted on the badge.


    • Non-drivers/walkers are discouraged since classrooms are approximately 1 mile from the main gate. Bus service is no longer available on the base.
    • Long Term Badges will be issued only to faculty/staff/registered students; badges will not be issued to non-students for any reason. “Chauffeurs” may not access the base unless they are students themselves.
    • No one will be allowed on base who has not first obtained a Long Term Badge.
    • In order to receive a Long Term Badge, you MUST have a valid driver’s license (or state issued ID if walking), car registration, social security number, proof of current car insurance (if driving), proof of course registration and the “Request for a Long Term Badge” form from Andrews Center college staff. You will be fingerprinted digitally for the badge by Andrews AFB Security Police and your social security number will be run through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center). If this background check turns up some activity which prevents you from obtaining a base ID badge you must immediately drop your JBA P.G.C.C. course (within the refund period) to avoid having to pay for the course.
    •  Return the badge to the Visitor Center or PGCC Andrews office at the end of the semester or if you withdraw or drop the class before the end of the semester. Returned badges are tracked for security reasons. You may be denied access for classes in subsequent semesters if you fail to turn in your badge.
    •  Andrews Visitor Center is located at 1832 Robert M Bond Dr, Andrews Air Force Base, just inside the Main Gate off Allentown Road.

    Procedures to access Joint Base Andrews for intersession and spring 2015

    Intersession 2015 students: Call 301-981-5949 January 5-9, 2015 to arrange for base access. Tell us if you are also enrolled for regular spring semester. You will receive Owl Mail on/about Dec. 19 from “Andrews Center” about the base access procedure with more details.

    Spring 2015 students: Get your “Request for a Long Term badge” form from an JBA representative who will be stationed in Largo Student Center 1st floor outside the bookstore on the main campus in Largo during the following days/times:

    6 – 7 p.m.   Tuesday,      January 13
    12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 14
    6—7 p.m.   Thursday,    January 15
    12—1 p.m. Friday,        January 16

    Bring the following required documents with you to receive your Request for a Long Term Badge form

    • · Driver’s License or state issued ID 
    • · Vehicle Registration Card for the car you will be driving on base, including license plate number. 
    • · Proof of current car insurance 
    • · If a student, a Registration Statement showing your class at Andrews.  
    •   If a non-citizen, your Permanent Resident Card and Social Security Card. If you are a citizen, but born outside the U.S., call the Visitor’s Center (301-981-0689) regarding any additional documentation you may need.   

    If you need access but did NOT meet with the JBA representative on the dates listed above

    (For example if you are taking a second 8 week course beginning in March or a late starting weekend class)

    You will obtain your “Request for a Long Term College Badge” form from a PGCC representative who will be at the Base Visitor Center at the main gate of the Air Force base (301-981-0689) from 4:30- 5:30 p.m.,  the day your class begins, ONLY. Bring with you all required documents as mentioned above.

    You will also receive an email about 10 days before your class begins reminding you of the procedures to follow to obtain your base ID card.

    NOTE: An Andrews PGCC representative will be at the Main Campus ONLY on the dates stated above.  If you have any questions please call the Andrews Office at 301-322-0779 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.