Veterans living on Guam who want to enroll for access to Naval Base Guam can do so over the next few weeks. The Visitor Control Center Contractor Services Office will provide veteran enrollment services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 12 to Dec. 12, according to a news release from Naval Base Guam. The services are part of the upcoming changes authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act. When enrolling, veterans and eligible caregivers must bring:
• Veterans Health Information Card (VHIC) and/or Letter of eligibility
• Completed SECNAV Form 5512/1
Section 621 of the NDAA authorizes privileges at the commissary, Military Service Exchange, and certain Morale, Welfare, and Recreation facilities for Purple Heart recipients, veterans with service-connected disabilities, those who have been prisoners of war, and registered primary or family caregivers.
Section 626 requires that the secretary of defense establish procedures for eligible surviving spouses and other next of kin to obtain unescorted access to military installations in order to receive benefits to which they’re entitled by law or policy. Both sections are effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Veterans must obtain a Veterans Health Information Card or be issued a letter to specify eligible caregivers, both of which are an approved credential to request base access.