Changes on horizon for base visitors Published June 22, 2012 By 78th Security Forces Squadron ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Visitors to Robins Air Force Base are currently allowed access without a Department of Defense-issued identification card as long as they're escorted by someone with a DoD-issued ID. Beginning this summer, visitors may enter Robins with unescorted sponsored access if they consent to undergo a check of their criminal history. The check will take less than 10 minutes and be conducted at the Visitor Control Center at Watson Boulevard. Individuals who appear on an Entry Authority List for an event taking place on base will also undergo a background check. EAL submission times will increase in the future to allow the checks to be made. More information will be provided at www.robins.af.mil. Background checks will be conducted through the National Crime Information Center, Georgia Crime Information Center, Security Forces Management Information System, and Suspension, Revocation, Barment and Wants and Warrants Roster. Unescorted visitors will need either their driver's license, state-issued ID, or social security card, which will be checked through those systems by name and date of birth or social security number. Everyone is asked to be patient as changes are implemented in order to protect personnel, resources and the mission. VCC hours will remain the same: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Smith, at DSN 472-1972 or 222-1972.