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Hill AFB’s South Gate Visitor Control Center relocating for renovations to increase security

By Deborah Wilber - | Mar 4, 2022

Deborah Wilber, Standard-Examiner

Hill Air Force Base's South Gate Visitor Control Center will relocated to building 1299 outside of the west gate starting on Monday, March 14, 2022, while the South Gate visitors center undoes renovations. Building 1299 is pictured on Thursday, March 3, 2022. All customer services are expected to remain at the west gate for approximately one month.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The South Gate Visitor Control Center at Hill Air Force Base will close March 14 for renovations needed to increase security, according to the base. For approximately one month, all customer services will be provided at the west gate VCC located inside building 1299.

Building 1299 is located on the south side of the west gate just before entering base.

According to a statement provided by the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, renovations are necessary to enhance security at the South Gate VCC.

Security forces are reportedly trying to make the transition to the west gate as seamless as possible. There is, however, limited parking at building 1299, with only eight spots.

Once these spots are filled, visitors will need to park off base in the lot across from Falcon Hill Drive near the TRU by Hilton Hotel.

Master Sgt. Anthony Quinn, 75th Security Forces plans and programs superintendent, is asking for all affected to be patient during the upgrade.

Thirty-minute parking will be strictly enforced as there is “very limited” space, according to Quinn. “Vehicles left unattended in the parking lot for over 30 minutes will be ticketed and possibly towed,” he said.

Base passes will still be available on federal holidays and family down days by on-duty security forces personnel. Delays are to be expected if security forces are called to police and security-related incidents.

The West Gate is open 24 hours. The visitors center will follow the same hours as the South Gate, open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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