Effective Jan. 21, U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) will begin extending sponsorship privileges for veterans who fall under the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The new sponsorship privileges will allow authorized veteran card holders to sponsor up to three guests with valid identification onto NBG installations.
Veterans must have a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) registered with the NBG Visitor Control Center (VCC) into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to request for sponsorship.
All guests requesting access to NBG properties must present a REAL ID-compliant Identification Card when applying for access at the VCC and must complete all base access requirements.
Guests who do not have a REAL ID may request base access by presenting a valid U.S. passport as an authorized alternate identification.
For a full list of documents you can use to apply for a REAL ID go to https://www.guamtax.com/help/realIDpolicy.html.
Guests must be accompanied by their sponsor at all times and cannot be left unattended or sponsor privileges may be revoked.
The NBG VCC Guest Services hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every other Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The NBG VCC Contractor Services hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every other Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Both contractor and guest services are closed on weekends and federal holidays.
Veterans with questions regarding the base sponsorship program are
encouraged to contact the VCC at 339-6217/5208/1280/1380.