The gate access hours have been revised by the USAG Fort Detrick (See article). The following information is provided by the USAG Fort Detrick. Please provide to all employees and visitors to the NCI Campus at Frederick. The NCI will continue to work with the USAG to address questions. There are no changes to facilities outside of the Fort Detrick campus (e.g., ATRF).

Important Information

Opossumtown Gate Closure - March 7, 2015

Employees are hereby advised that the Opossumtown Gate will permanently close on March 7, 2015. This closure is necessary so Fort Detrick can remain compliant with Army force protection regulations.

There are no changes to Old Farm and Rosemont gates. In order to facilitate the additional traffic at Veterans Gate (7th Street), that gate will open a half early at 5:30AM.


Access Process for Employees and Contractors

For federal employees and contractor staff with a CAC card, sometimes referred to as a PIV or HSPD-12 badge:

  • Access requirements will not change when these badges are used to access the property.
An important change: No other badges, such as cards issued by Leidos, will be accepted as identification. If you do not have your CAC card, you will be treated as a visitor and must gain access using the visitor process.

Access Process for Visitors Traveling With Employees or Contractors

The USAG has indicated in its handout that personnel with a CAC card will be allowed to escort visitors that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents using the Trusted Traveler program. However, all visitors must be prepared to show identification upon request and drivers should be prepared for potential delays.

Access Process for NCI Shuttle Riders

The NCI Shuttle driver will require visitors to show their CAC card prior to boarding the shuttle and all riders must possess a CAC card in order to ride the shuttle unless prior approval has been obtained. Special requests can be submitted through the special request process here.

Access Process for Visitors Traveling Without Escort

Visitors, to include delivery vendors, taxi drivers, construction or other subcontractors without CAC cards, will be required to gain access through an approved visitor gate. The visitor gates are as follows:

Date Gate
January 5 through March 30, 2015 Old Farm Gate
After March 30, 2015 Nallin Gate

At the visitor gate, all visitors will be required to show identification, such as a state valid driver’s license or passport. Each visitor will undergo a background check prior to being allowed access.

For visitors that will be visiting for an extended period or have a recurring need, to include taxi drivers, vendors, or construction contractors, an Installation Access Badge or a NIH PIV card can be requested by following the instructions for visitors.

Access Gate Locations and Hours

All information provided below has been provided by the USAG.

Veterans Gate:

  • 6:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for inbound and outbound traffic for CAC Card Holders only.
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Monday through Friday, outbound traffic only

Rosemont Gate:

  • 6:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for inbound and outbound traffic for CAC Card Holders only.
NOTE: Rosemont Gate will close to all traffic effective March 30, 2015.

Old Farm Gate:

  • Until March 30, 2014, 24/7 operation for all personnel, to include visitors.
  • Effective March 30, 2015, 5:30am – 5:30pm, for inbound and outbound traffic for CAC Card Holders only.

Nallin Gate (on Opossumtown Pike at Amber Dr) :

  • Effective March 30, 2015, 24/7, for all personnel, to include visitors.