Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

 

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premiere Expeditionary Training Base"
Base Access

Base Access

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has implemented policies that focus on access control procedure and ensure the protection of Active Duty personnel, residents and civilian employees. These policies are intended to help Marines accomplish their mission and keep families aboard Camp Pendleton safe, while allowing access to authorized personnel and sponsored visitors.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Department of Defense affiliates and/or their authorized family members who possess a Common Access Card (CAC), DoD Uniformed Services Identification and Privileges Card (USID), or Armed Forces Exchange Services Identification and Privileges Card (DD Form 2574).
• Persons with U.S. Government issued authenticated Federal PIV credentials and a valid purpose to enter.
Persons with a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and a valid Bill of Lading.
• Persons with a Camp Pendleton approved RAPIDGate® credential or Camp Pendleton pass (i.e. Business Pass, Volunteer Pass).
• Sponsored visitors with a valid purpose to enter.

The MCB CAMPEN Sponsored Visitor Program enables authorized sponsors to submit a Sponsored Visitor Form to the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO) and sponsor visitors for up to 90 days.  The program is not a substitute for the MCB CAMPEN Business Pass or RAPIDGate® program.

Sponsorship is the act of identifying a guest and verifying that the visitor is personally or professionally known to the sponsor and has a valid purpose for entering MCB CAMPEN.  Sponsors of visitors are responsible for their guests.  However, the sponsor need not accompany the visitor at all times, unless otherwise required.  If a guest violates MCB CAMPEN orders or regulations, the individual who sponsored the guest may lose sponsorship privileges either temporarily or permanently. 

A sponsor is a person listed below, who invites a guest to come aboard MCB CAMPEN as a visitor for either personal reasons or as part of their official duties.  Sponsors must be 18 years of age or older.

  1.  Military personnel who possess a CAC.

  2.  Members of the reserve components who possess a CAC or Uniformed Services Identification Card (USID).

  3.  Retired military personnel in possession of a USID.

  4.  Honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with a 100% service connected disability who possess a USID card.

  5.  Adult family members of 1-4 above and who possess a USID.

  6.  U.S. government employees (APF and NAF) who possess a CAC.

  7.  Adult base housing residents who possess a MCB CAMPEN Base Access Pass.

  8.  Employees of PPV Housing Partners who reside on base and possess a RAPIDGate® credential.

 Note: Sponsors cannot grant their visitor any base privileges.  Regulations allow sponsors to have guests onboard MCB CAMPEN; however, they may only do so to engage in activities they are authorized to use at the time of the sponsorship. 


A visitor is a person who does not possess a CAC, DoD Uniformed Services Identification and Privileges Card, or U.S. Government issued authenticated Federal PIV credentials.  Visitors may not subsequently sponsor anyone.

• Sponsored Visitor Forms are available at Navy Forms Online: MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN SCTYBN 5800/17 (REV. 2/16) - MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON CALIFORNIA SPONSORED VISITOR FORM

Or in-person at:
 (a) any MCB CAMPEN gate (24 Hrs.)
 (b) any one of the SES Bn. Pass & ID Offices [Bldg. 130132, Bldg. 201017, Bldg. 51093]; (0730-1530 Mon-Fri)
 (c) PMO, Bldg. 1523 (24 Hrs.)

• Submission of a separate form is required for each adult being sponsored.

Electronic submission.  To authenticate the identity of the sponsor during an electronic submission, a Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) digital signature from a CAC is required.  Sponsors who have difficulty digitally signing the Sponsored Visitor Form can sign the form with pen and ink, scan it and attach it to an email submitted from a MCEN account.  Emails from domains other than .mil or usmc-mccs.org will be rejected.  Submit forms to:

mcbcampensponsoredvisitor@usmc.mil

In-person submission.  If a MCEN digital signature or use of an approved email domain is not possible, the sponsor can bring the form to:

 (a) any MCB CAMPEN gate (24 Hrs.)
 (b) any one of the SES Bn. Pass & ID Offices [Bldg. 130132, Bldg. 201017, Bldg. 51093]; (0730-1530 Mon-Fri)
 (c) PMO, Bldg. 1523 (24 Hrs.)

  At these locations, the sponsor's identity and eligibility will be verified in person.


• PMO will conduct a background check on the visitor and once approved, the visitor's information will be uploaded to the electronic scanners at the gates.  When the visitor comes to the gate, they must present their driver's license to the gate sentry who will scan the license and electronically authenticate that the person is a sponsored visitor.

(a) Allow up to seven (7) days for forms to be processed.  It is critical that sponsors submit completed forms with their visitor's information as early as possible so that requests can be properly screened and processed in a timely manner.

(b)  Delayed submissions will result in visitors being turned away at the gate or the sponsor being required to meet their visitor at a CAMPEN gate.


• Sponsors must submit a list of all guests who require sponsorship to Base Access Control at least seven (7) days in advance of the event.  Please contact Base Access Control at (760) 763-7604/7605 for the required list format.

• Cyclists are allowed to transit North/South from the Las Pulgas gate to the Main gate (Stuart Mesa Rd to Vandergrift Blvd) and South/North from the Main gate to the Las Pulgas gate (Vandergrift Blvd to Stuart Mesa Rd).

• Those who are authorized to sponsor visitors who do not properly complete the registration process must pick-up their visitors at a Camp Pendleton gate before the visitor will be allowed on the installation. Delayed submissions will result in visitors being turned away at the gate or the sponsor being required to meet their visitor at a CAMPEN gate.

• No. At this time there is no appeals process if base access is denied. However, the command is working on an appeals process and it will be announced when finalized.

Sponsored visitors may access Camp Pendleton through the San Luis Rey, Main, Del Mar, Las Pulgas, Cristianitos and the San Onofre gates only.  MCB CAMPEN visitors are prohibited from accessing the NWS Fallbrook gate.

 Visitors may be denied access to MCB CAMPEN if they meet one of the following disqualifying factors:
• Any current charge or conviction within the past 10 years of homicide; rape; armed robbery; adult sexual assault; child sexual assault; child pornography; felony drug possession; felony larceny/theft; human trafficking; arson; extortion; immigration violation.
• Engaged in actions or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. Government or a State Government by force.
•  Identification in the Terrorist Screening Database; known gang member; known supremacist or extremist.
• Current arrest warrant, felony conviction within the past 10 years.
• Military personnel discharged with a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge; persons currently debarred from a military installation.
• Criminal arrest information presenting a potential threat to the good order, discipline, health or safety of persons aboard MCB CAMPEN.


• Personnel authorized to use Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton will not be impacted by the changes. Contact Base Access Control or Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton with additional questions.
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpen/Visitor/Pages/VisitationGuide.aspx

Decals are issued to military personnel and their authorized family members, DoD government employees, as well as Common Access Card (CAC) authorized civilian contractors. All vehicles are subject to installation rules and regulations. Visitors must provide current liability insurance, current registration and proof of valid driver's license.

Large group tours are available on a first come, first serve basis. The previously available self-guided tours are no longer authorized unless you have an authorized sponsor. Contact the Community Relations Office with questions, or to schedule a tour at: (760) 725-5799.

The point of contact for the Sponsored Visitor Program and Base Access is:

 Base Access Control
 Bldg. 41501T
 (760) 763-7604/7605
 Business Hours: 0600-1600 Mon-Thur. (closed Fridays)

 mcbcampensponsoredvisitor@usmc.mil