Big Navy’s Trusted Traveler Program suspended

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Guam – Getting into Big Navy as a guest just got a whole lot harder.

Naval Base Guam has announced that the “Trusted Traveler Program” will be suspended starting on August 4. The program allowed authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders to sponsor guests onto Naval Base Guam installations without having to obtain a guest pass at the Visitor’s Control Center.

According to a release from NBG, this change in policy is not in response to any incident or security threat and it does not mean that guests will not be allowed. Instead, it is to better align base access policies and procedures at military installations islandwide while helping to maintain safety and security.

As of August 4, in order to be granted a pass to enter a Naval base installation, a guest must be sponsored by an authorized military cardholder, present a valid form of identification and complete a background check at the Visitor’s Control Center.

This Saturday the VCC will be open to issue passes from 7 am to 1 pm.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.