Eielson temporarily suspends trusted traveler program, visitor passes

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  • By Senior Airman Beaux Hebert
  • 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 354th Fighter Wing commander has restricted base access and declared limited movement on Eielson Air Force Base effective March 29.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the trusted traveler program and new visitor passes are suspended until further notice. Existing base passes will remain valid, and exception to policy letters can be requested through the individual’s squadron commander as needed.

“I’ve taken this action in accordance with our priorities to protect our Airmen and families, safeguard the mission, and support our local community,” said Col. Benjamin Bishop, 354th FW commander. “We’ll continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, while taking care of our community in the process.”

In addition to limiting on-base access to visitors, all 354th FW personnel have been directed to limit on base activities and only travel for mission-essential work, to obtain food, essential supplies, seek medical treatment or for physical exercise.

Eielson Air Force Base remains in Health Protection Condition Charlie, which is defined as an elevated risk of sustained community transmission.