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Draft Military Installations Update
- 1 Military Installations and DoD Facilities
- 1.1 Authorized Maps
- 1.2 Naming
- 1.3 Roads
- 1.4 Gates
- 1.5 Places
Military Installations and DoD Facilities
The United States Department of Defense has installations and facilities located throughout the nation to train and support our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel serving in the Active Components, the Reserves, the National Guard, Veterans, and Retirees. The DoD has two general classes of facilities. The first consists of Posts, Bases, Camps and other military facilities that require DoD access authorization, are gated, fenced, and are geographically distinct from their surrounding communities. The second type is comprised of training complexes, airfields, schoolhouses and offices that are located within our communities. Each base is unique in its place and purpose, but installations often have similar facilities and services. This wiki is intended to address Installations and Facilities located within the Continental United States (CONUS), its overseas states of Alaska and Hawaii, and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Another Waze DoD Military installations wiki is under development for all other DoD Installation stationed Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).
Military Installations have many different kinds of maps available for reference. When mapping roads and places/areas, use only maps that are unclassified, non-copyrighted, and distributed for public/visitor use. These can include maps that are published and/or distributed by USGS, MWR, Post Visitor Centers, On-base hotels, and Range Control for Hunting and Fishing activities.
Road Segment's City Name
Primary Segment City Name
All road segments within the confines of the gated fenceline of a Military Installation should have the official name of the base/post as the City Name. This is often the Private Road (PR) segment.
Alternate Segment City Name
Some DoD training centers, facilities, and offices use a USPS City address and street name for their designation. Use the address and street name as they are posted on each facility and as published by facilities' Public Affairs Offices (PAO). These facilities should have the USPS City as the Alternate City Name.
Examples: Ft. Knox, NS Mayport, NAS Jacksonville, NSB Kings Bay, Tinker AFB, Camp Pendleton, CGAS Houston, March ARB. City names should change at the gates, where the installation roads begin. Throughout this wiki, the terms "Base", "Post" and "Camp" are used interchangeably.
Approved abbreviations are:
Prefixes that are not abbreviated:
Private Installation Gates
While road treatment is covered here, gates should be set to private road at the entrance gate and typically / going out of the gate.
Most roads within a post are set to street.
Bases are not set to functional classification per state guidelines as they all fall outside of state DoTs. For most military bases (especially in the eastern part of the US) the highest classification should be. For those large posts in the western part of the US, is allowed.
Typically, posts east of the Mississippi River are not big enough for. should be the highest classification of road. Roads leading to/from gates can be classified at the higher level road. If a road is a high traffic road for the base, it can be classified as a .
Most military bases do not need an area place to encompass the entire base. Smaller posts can have an area placed on it. If you can fit a large majority of the base into the screen at the 500' level, then it qualifies for an area. NOLF Imperial Point is an example of this type of setup. Make sure all roads in the area are created and treated just as any other road. If there is only one road in/out, the private gate does not need to be set up, as there is no need to restrict the general population as Waze will not route through the base unless the destination is on the base.
Place and Area Guidance follows the National Waze guidance for places, with a few exceptions. When publishing places and areas on DoD Installations, use the Building Number in the address field. The PAO and MWR of each post will often have separate web pages that support services and places. These include the unique address, building number, phone number, hours of operation and special access instructions. Use of these unique websites and information for these places is encouraged. DoD-specific places are also listed here.
DoD-specific Places approved for Military Bases
PHOTOS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED
- Classroom buildings
- Exchanges (PX/BX)
- Lodging (base hotels)
- Military Police Departments
- Military Clothing and Sales (MCS)
- MWR facilities
- Parade Grounds
- Post Headquarters, if listed by the PAO office
- Post Museums
- Range Control
- Recreation Facilities (golf course, archery range, shooting range, Camp Grounds, Hunting Check-in, etc)
- Sick-Call Medical Clinic
- Space-A Check-in
- Sportsmen Services Centers / Check-in Points
- Theaters (MWR and Educational use)
- Troop clubs (NCO, officer, etc)
DoD-specific Areas approved for Military Bases
- Pass and ID
- Shopette with a Gas Station
- Visitor Center
Places Not Approved for Military Bases
- Dining Facilities
- Unit-level Headquarters buildings
Special Naming for DoD Places
Add (*Post Name* access only) behind commonly named places, (i.e. Food/Chain, Post Office, Bank, Golf Course, etc), so that people without base access are warned when they do a search; Example: "GNC (Tinker AFB access only)".
Visitor Access and Services open to the Public
Additionally, The PAO and MWR of most posts publish criteria, instructions, unique websites, addresses and phones numbers for visitors to access their facilities. These descriptions can be found for Pass and ID centers, Visitor centers, Recreation facilities, Sportsman Hunting/Fishing Check-in points, Camp Sites, Range Control, Museums, and more. Place special instructions in the description field for those places. Some descriptions may simply read "DoD ID required for base access" or "Show ID", while others may provide short instructions to refer visitors to the websites and places they need to access to apply for a pre-background check for "Unescorted Installation Visitor or Contractor Access", hunting/fishing permits, etc. Then provide the website, address, phone number and hour of operation for that Place/Area. Example: The Ft Sill Visitor Control Center has its own website which differs from the main Ft Sill Website. In addition to the unique information for Visitor Center, the Description Field would read, "Visit the Ft Sill Website prior to your visit to access forms needed to apply for Post access http://sill-www.army.mil/vcc/"