Base Access

Fort Myer Squids Families

Because our team's pool is on military base, parents are required to adhere to the Ft Myer policies regarding security to gain access to the base. Parents with military IDs, or who work for the Federal government and who have a PIV ID card, will be allowed on base without having to go through car inspection. Parents without a PIV card, can apply for an "Installation Access Control Pass" which will only be valid during the swim season*. The process to get a card is to complete the paperwork and have the base process a background check as follows:
  1. Download and complete the form for the Fort Myer web site (click here).
  2. Drop off the application at the Provost Marshal’s Office on base, which is located on Sheridan Ave (The first left after entering the Hatfield Gate on 2nd Street. The building is on left between the firehouse and the recreation facility/gym).  Pre-printed, pre-signed applications can be picked up from Sheena in the Four Star Catering Building that is next to (attached to) Patton Hall.  
  3. Upon receipt of the completed application, the base will complete the required background checks, and notify you once the pass has been issued, and is ready for pickup (usually 3-5 business days).
More information about the Fort Myer base access procedures can be found here on the the Fort Myer web site.
*Patton Hall members will be issued passes good for 1 year.

Visiting Teams
Visiting swim teams are required to undergo a vehicle search and security vetting prior to base entry. This process can take between 10-30 minutes, so please allow sufficient time to access the base prior to swim meets.
Pre-vetting is a process used to expedite base access for large groups. The FMST Team Representative will contact the visiting team’s representative four weeks prior to the meet to discuss information required to enable pre-vetting. Please contact the Fort Myer Team Rep if you have any questions (click here for the FMST team representative information).
More information about the Fort Myer base access procedures can be found in Installation Access Control, JBM-HH 190-16 (click here). 
For pool locations and directions, please click here.