USAG-HI to no longer issue DOD vehicle decals for POVs
December 9, 2011
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Starting Jan. 16, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will no longer issue Department of Defense decals for privately owned vehicles.
As a result, DOD decals won't be required for access to USAG-HI installations. Instead, the common access card, or CAC, and other approved identification will be the single source used to allow access through any Army installation access control point.
Until Jan. 16, current decal requirements will remain in effect. Decals do not need to be removed from POVs if they have not expired. Once a decal expires you will be required to return it to either the Schofield Barracks or the Fort Shafter Provost Marshal Office.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, have been notified of the Army's upcoming policy. These commands have been asked to honor CAC cards.
Soldiers, family members, civilian employees and their commands must ensure that all POVs comply with Hawaii state laws and are properly registered. Vehicle owners must have current and valid insurance, as well as a state-required safety sticker.
The Security Branch, Directorate of Emergency Services, USAG-HI, will continue to maintain and issue rank emblem decals for general officers and nominative command sergeants major. Those decals will be issued at the Installation Pass offices located at Leilehua Golf Course (655-1620) and Fort Shafter Flats (438-0982).
Rank emblem decals for the rank of colonel, chief warrant officer 5, sergeant major and command sergeants major will also be issued until stocks of those decals have been depleted.
Also, after Jan. 16, weapons registration will be completed at either the Schofield Barracks or the Fort Shafter PMO.
For more information, call 808-656-6750.