I would like to host visitors to Hanscom. What do I need to do?While entering base is a daily routine for those working here, having a friend or family member visit may take some coordination.
All Department of Defense ID card holders are eligible to sponsor visitors (ages 18 and older) onto the installation. There are two methods that can be done.
The first is to meet your guest at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to obtain a visitors pass not to exceed 30 days. Duty hours for the visitor control center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Family Days and Holiday duty hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Each guest will need a valid photo identification such as a driver's license, passport or state issued identification card for the VCC clerk to conduct a National Criminal Identification Check before being issued a pass. The guest will also need to show valid proof of vehicle registration and auto insurance if they are going to drive their vehicle onto the installation. When the VCC is closed, visitors can have a pass issued from the Hartwell Gate with a sponsor present.
The second method to sponsor visitors is to have the individual drive through the gate in the same POV as the eligible sponsor. They will only need to show valid photo identification. In this instance, if the individual does not receive a pass from the VCC, they are required to stay with their sponsor at all times.
Personnel that are eligible to sponsor may also file a special event request for 10 or more guests with the Police Services Section. Special event requests must be emailed from a .mil or a .gov account, they may also be hand delivered to the Police Services Section at the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Building 1725.
Special Events must be submitted at a minimum 72 hours before the event. All individuals will have a background check before access to the installation will be granted. Guest information includes the individual's full name and date of birth.
For questions on visitor passes and special event requests, contact Police Services Section at 781-225-5605 or the VCC at 781-225-6642.