Educational institution may request installation access for permissible activities. There are three permissible activities for which academic institutions may be granted access to an installation:
For any other reason, the school should contact the appropriate Region Advisor for assistance. This includes “Meet & Greet” visits by school leadership with base commanding officers. To board the base for any reason, including those listed above, an academic institution must submit their request through the AI Portal .
For more information regarding base access policies and procedures, see the following:
Educational institutions interested in participating in sanctioned events, to include education fairs, on a Department of Defense (DoD) installation must submit their request through the AI Portal . The responsible Region Advisor will review and analyze the request on behalf of the installation commander.
To provide student support services to your current students, you must use the following process:
Educational programs delivered on base are identified by installation Base Education Needs Assessments (BENA). These are conducted periodically to ensure the educational programs and courses offered on base meet the needs of the base population. During the BENA process, response analysis may compel the Navy to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for new academic programs to be offered on the base. Be sure to regularly check the Requests for Proposal page for open posts.
DoD Instruction 1322.25, "Voluntary Education Programs," allows educational institutions access to military installations to provide programs, services, and education guidance to their students or to participate in sanctioned base events. Only eligible institutions will be considered for base access. Eligible institutions:
Institutions desiring base access must submit their request through the AI Portal . The request must be submitted no later than 14 calendar days before access is desired. The Navy Base Access User Guide provides the instructions for submitting requests in the AI Portal.
Approval of a base access request by Navy Voluntary Education means that the purpose of the visit is approved per all DoD and Navy Voluntary Education regulations. In addition, visiting academic institution representatives must still follow all local base guidelines and satisfy base security access requirements.
If you have any questions regarding base access or need more information send your inquiries to the VOLED Assistance Center or to the point of contact listed on your access form.
For access to the AI portal or system issues, please contact the United States Air Force AI Portal support staff at:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time (except Federal Holidays)