Posted By Kimberly H on 11-01-2011 9:05 AM
BekiG, Are you referring to your ID card not working correctly when they scanned it coming into the gate?? If so, it is probably because you have not registered it in DBIDS (I think that is what it is called). We had to do that too when we moved here. It only took a few minutes and we went into the office at the main gate. I can't remember what we ad to have with us. Maybe your hubby's orders and your Dependent Entry Approval. ThaiGuy, That is strange especially since it has been done 8 times without problems. Why all of the sudden is it a problem? I hope you get it straightened out soon. What a HUGE inconvenience.
Posted By yokota on 11-01-2011 11:46 AM
Does she hold a SOFA ID card now? SOFA drivers license? SOFA stamp on her passport? Is she on an account at an on base banking facility? All of those issues need to be addressed, it sounds like she has SOFA status but not all, which is a little confusing. You may want to ask them for some clarification. What does her ID card say on the bottom right hand side under: AUTHORIZED PATRONAGE? If it says EXCHANGE, MWR, COMMISSARY nothing has changed.
Posted By yokota on 11-01-2011 1:18 PM
As long as she has a SOFA ID card that allows EXCHANGE, MWR, COMMISSARY nothing has changed. Are they telling you to surrender her ID card and get issued a new one not allowing those services? That's the only way they could enforce it anything short of that is mere hearsay or perhaps they are just trying to spool you up. How would the ID card checker (who most likely isn't even a US citizen) know you received an email stating your spouses privileges have changed?
Posted By asahiman on 11-01-2011 8:21 PM
You had get a to base pass 8 times in twenty-eights months? What are they doing renewing your contract quarterly? Sounds like the height of stupidity. Have should have a CAC good for the length of the contract. Being a contractor is touchy, one company in Yokosuka had command sponsorship for the employees but not for the spouses,it caused a hell of a mess. Previously the spouses were also sponsored, the employees rolled over out of fear. It could be worse though, in Rota Spain your retired ID won't even get you on base. Once a retiree finally gets a local base pass he is only allowed to be price gouged at the mini-mart, everywhere else is off limits to him. Keep smiling it will probably get worse.