A newer, faster, smarter automated installation entry system being installed at all of Fort Leonard Wood’s access locations is scheduled to “go live” early next month.
According to Rick Vise, Directorate of Emergency Services Security Operations chief, the new system is commonly known as the Automated Installation Entry version 3, or AIE 3, and installation, training, and testing is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 2nd. Vise said in the last two weeks of August, there were eight family days and graduation events with about 127,000 visitors counted. When there are that many people at the gates, every second counts. Currently, identification cards that are new to the system can take up to 40 seconds to be registered. With AIE 3, Vise said that time could be down to 10 seconds. Forney Army Airfield/Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport is also getting AIE 3. Vise said, “We will have the same capabilities at the airfield as at our access control points. The guard will be able to scan all commercial passengers and issue an AIE pass to all non-Department of Defense credentialed persons. We expect this will expedite processing passes for all passengers.” In addition to the new system, Vise said there are other ways people trying to access the post can help expedite the process, such as having the driver’s side front and rear windows rolled down before approaching the gate guard and having the driver’s license and identification cards for the rest of the adults in the vehicle ready to be scanned. More information about accessing Fort Leonard Wood can be found on the installation’s visitors access web page.