Naval Base Coronado and other San Diego-area Navy bases are testing a pilot program through early September to train security on procedures that could slow entry to the installations.
The Navy Access Control Management System, which started Monday at Navy Region Southwest bases, will require personnel entering the facilities to hand their identification card over at the gate for physical verification and scanning.
The process is expected to take up to 8 seconds per scan and could cause a delays. The Navy asks for patience. Follow-up scans at later entries are expected to take less time to verify.
The Navy asks that those trying to enter bases to use IDs that are valid and in good condition, and to already have it out of cardholders or protective sleeves. Car windows should be rolled down, and the radio should be turned down so security can hear you.
For more information, call Navy Region Southwest, (619) 532-1430.