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DBIDS goes active

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- As many of you are well aware, as of Oct. 16, 2010, the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) is being utilized at all of our installation entry control points. As expected, we are experiencing some delays at our entry gates as we become more familiar with the system's capabilities and limitations.

To help us ensure a smooth transition, I would ask your assistance and patience at the gates. Please be ready to promptly present your credentials so our entry control professionals can perform their job as efficiently as possible.

Furthermore, as we learn to overcome any challenges associated with this new system, I would recommend you allow additional time in your morning routine to absorb any possible delays.

Most importantly, if you have not registered with DBIDS, you must do so immediately. My Security Forces team has registration stations set up at the Visitor Control Center (Building 17595), the MPF Customer Service Office (Building 11777), and the Pass and Registration Office (Building 11777).

Remember, we are not the first base to implement DBIDS and processing times will normalize over time.

Thank you in advance for your continued patience as we continue to improve the security posture of our installation.