The Installation Access Control System used at the installation gates greatly enhances security for the community by providing an effective layer of security above the traditional manual methods.
One advantage of IACS is the standardization of access documents throughout European Command.
Many of the delays at the installation gates occur because people do not take the time to register their ID in IACS. This may cause people to be turned around at the gates and directed to the visitor control center, located outside the Ramstein West Gate, to register their ID in IACS.
When vehicles are turned around at the gates, especially during rush hour traffic, it brings traffic to a complete stand still and causes traffic backup and entry delays.
Once turned away, visitors may have to wait in additional long lines to register their ID card.
All personnel requiring recurring and unescorted access to EUCOM installations (dependents included) must register their ID card at their installation IACS office or expect to be denied entry and turned away at the gates if not registered.
This must be accomplished by every Department of Defense ID cardholder upon PCS or receiving a new ID card.
What can you do to help?
Be proactive and take advantage of the off-peak customer service hours at the Ramstein IACS registration offices and get your and your family member’s ID cards registered now. We offer
convenient IACS ID card registration services on Ramstein at:
» 86th Security Forces Squadron Pass & ID Office, Bldg. 2402, 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.
» 86th SFS Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 143, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Sundays (including holidays).
Register your ID card in IACS so the rest of us do not have to wait in line while people who haven’t registered are stopped and turned around at the base gates.
Remember, this is not only your obligation while assigned to EUCOM, but also a
courtesy to the rest of community.
You may also register your ID card in IACS at the following locations in the KMC:
» Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8742 (DOD ID card only — closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.
» Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3245 (DOD ID card only — closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.), 7:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
» Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2974, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; and
8 a.m. to noon Fridays.
» Baumholder, Bldg. 8783 (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.