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Access to Solo Point requires permit and vehicle pass

Policy and procedure update

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Access to Solo Point training area will require a permit and vehicle pass, starting Oct. 1.

The policy and access procedures below have been in effect for the JBLM Range Complex training areas -- and followed by individuals and groups -- for many years. However, these access procedures have not been equally applied or enforced for the Solo Point training area.

For consistency base-wide, the access procedures are being reiterated, and effective Oct. 1, will be applied and enforced for all training areas across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including Solo Point.

JBLM is currently researching options for the implementation of the iSportsman recreational access control program on the installation. Information will be provided if/when the system is implemented.

However, until further notice, the following policy and procedures are effective Oct. 1 for area access to the Solo Point training area, and all other JBLM training areas within the JBLM range complex:

1. Individual Permit Registration

Individuals who desire to be issued a permit which grants non-training access to the JBLM range complex, including Solo Point training area, must register in person at the JBLM DPTAMS Range Support Division Area Access Office, Building 4074, at the intersection of Stryker and Kaufman Avenues on Lewis Main, 253.967.6277.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Hours may vary; call to confirm. See

2. Age

Minimum age to register is 18, except for active-duty military personnel. Ages 17 and younger must be sponsored and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

3. Individual registration requires:

a) Picture ID

b) Address and telephone number

c) Vehicle identification and license number, if a vehicle is to be brought on base.

d) Names and ages of minor family members who will accompany a sponsor or permit holder.

e) Liability release signature

f) Certification that intended activities are on the authorized list and are not-for-profit or fundraising.

See for a list of authorized and unauthorized activities.

4. Collective Permit

A collective permit may be issued to an organization desiring to conduct a one-time group event; maximum length is three days. The group leader must register in person at the Area Access Section, and must be age 21 or older -- except for active-duty military.

a) Group registration requires the information listed for individual permits above for the group leader(s), plus a list of names of all persons in the group.

b) Group permits require that all members of the group be with the leader throughout the event. The group leader permit is not transferable.

5. Permit and Passes

A wallet-sized permit (HFL Form 653) and a vehicle pass (HFL Form 652) will be issued to each person authorized access.

a) The permit is not transferable.

b) Entry to the JBLM range complex without the permit is prohibited.

c) Persons in the JBLM range complex without a required permit will be asked to leave, and may be subject to prosecution.

6. Individual and Group Permit Duration

a) Individual permits are valid for one year. When a permit expires, the holder must re-register to renew privileges, and a new permit will be issued.

b) Group permits for one-time activities are valid for the duration of the event, not to exceed three days.

7. Range Complex is Military Training Areas

The JBLM Range Complex, including Solo Point, consists of military training areas and may be closed for military training.

a) If Solo Point is closed for military training, the access gate will be closed, and people should stay out.

b) If other training areas are closed for military training people should stay out.

c) Check-in is required. Permit holders must check in with Range Support Division Area Access Office by calling 253.967.6277, or in person, no earlier than 8 a.m. the day prior to their visit to (1) determine whether training areas are open or closed, and (2) to provide the following information to the Area Access Office:

  • Last name and first name
  • Permit Number
  • Area to be visited
  • Time in and estimated time out
  • Activity to be performed

8. Access Hours

a) Solo Point hours: Access opens at 6 a.m. daily and closes 30 minutes before dark.

b) All other training areas: access hours are 30 minutes after daylight to 30 minutes before dark, except for authorized overnight activities.

c) Note: Vehicles found in unauthorized areas or found in an area after it has closed may be towed at the owner's expense.

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