FORT SILL, Okla. (Jan. 25, 2018) -- Fort Sill will assist the Army in evaluating a new gate system beginning Jan. 29. The testing implementation will be gradual, starting with 52nd Street Gate and adding another gate or two each day until all are functioning with the new system.

During the first week, Fort Sill will be phasing in the systems, allowing the Fort Sill community and the gate guards time to become familiar with the new look and process. After the first week, members of an Army-evaluation team will arrive for a two-week assessment.

There will be no change to gate-access requirements. Those with DoD-issued ID cards and those who require a visitor's pass will experience no obvious changes to gate operations. Visually the gates will have a new self-scanning system, however, it will be operated by the guards.

Additionally, during periods of low traffic, patrons may observe a gate arm that will raise when access has been granted. In the event the new system falters, the current system is available for guards to scan individuals onto post as they have done in the past.

This is a test and there will be no change to post access. Additionally, there is no change to access requirements.