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Draft Military Installations Update

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 type consists of Posts, Bases, Camps, and other military facilities that require DoD access authorization which are geographically distinct from their surrounding communities and often gated and/or fenced. The second type is comprised of training complexes, airfields, schoolhouses, and offices that are located within civilian communities. Each base is often 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, and 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).

Authorized Maps

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, or Range Control for Hunting and Fishing activities.

Remember we are balancing the improved use of the Waze application with the security of our Armed Forces. Editors who have trusted access to more detailed information should not include that information in the Waze Map Editor.

Naming

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 starts with the Private Road (PR) segment at the base's entrance gate.

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 facility's Public Affairs Office (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's roads begin. Throughout this wiki, the terms "Base", "Post", and "Camp" are used interchangeably.


Approved abbreviations are:

  • AASF - Army Aviation Support Facility
  • AAFES - Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • AFB - Air Force Base
  • ARB - Air Reserve Base
  • AIRSTA - Coast Guard Air Station
  • AFCC - Armed Forces Career Center (Active Duty and Reserves Recruiting Offices)
  • AFRC - Armed Forces Reserve Center (Army National Guard and Army Reserves)
  • AAF - Auxiliary Air Field
  • CG - Coast Guard
  • AOC - Air and Space Operations Center
  • CGAS - Coast Guard Air Station
  • CGS - Coast Guard Station
  • Ft. - Fort, Army Posts
  • JB - Joint Base
  • JBxx - Joint Base post acronym (i.e. JBLM is Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
  • JFTB - Joint Forces Training Base
  • JMTC - Joint Maneuver Training Center
  • JRB - Joint Reserve Base
  • LORAN - Coast Guard Long Range Aid to Navigation Station
  • MCAS - Marine Corps Air Station
  • MCB - Marine Corps Base
  • MCLB - Marine Corps Logistics Base
  • MCRD - Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • MCSF - Marine Corps Support Facility
  • MWR - Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
  • NAS - Naval Air Station
  • NOLF - Naval Outlying Landing Field
  • NS - Naval Station
  • NSB - Naval Submarine Base
  • NWS - Naval Weapons Station
  • PAO - Public Affairs Office
  • PG - Proving Ground
  • RTI - Regional Training Institute
  • RTC - Reserve Training Center
  • SFRO - Store Front Recruiting Office (National Guard Recruiting Offices)
  • TA - Training Area

  • Prefixes that are not abbreviated:

  • Academy - Air Force, Naval, Military (Army), and Coast Guard Academies
  • Airfield - Army Airfield
  • Armory - Army National Guard training facilities
  • Arsenal - Army Arsenal Installations
  • Barracks - Army "Barracks" Posts
  • Camp - Army and Marine Installations
  • Depot - Army and Coast Guard Supply Depots
  • Light Station - Coast Guard Lighthouse Service
  • Roads

    Private Installation Gates

    While road treatment is covered here, gates should be set to private road at the entrance gate and typically  Street / Primary Street  going out of the gate.

    500pxSTANDARD Gate treatment example. Note that this road is of a "primary" type but the private segment used for the inbound lane is used to prevent through-routing.  Nested Security Bases may have a Private Road for the Base exit

    Note routing is set up for commuters, employees, and residents. This means that all open gates get similar access for fastest commute. If there is a special gate for Visitor Access then place a point place for them to search for routing. Please do not have all gates/accesses as a double PR except the Visitor Gate.


    Functional classification

    Most roads within a post are set to street.

    Base road segments are not set to functional classification per state guidelines as they all fall outside of jurisdiction of the states' Departments' of Transportation (DOT).

    Typically, bases east of the Mississippi River are not big enough for  Minor Highway .  Primary Street  should be the highest classification of road. Roads leading to/from gates can be classified at the higher level road to match the FC of the incoming road. If a road is a high traffic road for the base, it can be classified as a  Primary Street . For larger bases west of the Mississippi River,  Minor Highway  can be used on the base for the major artery.

    Gates

  • Gates can have Area Places over the gate and ID Security Inspection areas to denote the structures that are present. Area places also help the Waze algorithm understand delays that occur while entering the base (similar to a toll booth or a gas station).
  • Gates Restrictions and Hours go on the Private road segment as well as the segment leaving the base which is opposite the Private road. Please do not put hours on every segment involved in the gate structure. (This simplifies changes for OPSEC or holidays)
  • List each Gate's unique name as posted by the Installation. The website, phone number and other data for Gates should reference the Post Security Office, when available.
  • Gates which are permanently closed can be disconnected for an "air gap."
  • Gates should have a tiered locking system which works like this: The incoming Private road and one outgoing segment are locked at 5. Any adjoining segments connected to the L5 segments are locked at 4.
  • Places

    Military Bases

    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 point or area 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.

    For places that might be confusing to users please add (*Post Name* access only) behind the name. So someone looking for a fast food restaurant or gas station is warned prior to selecting it. Specifics are provided in the Special Naming for DoD Places section.

    DoD-specific Point Places approved for Military Bases

    PHOTOS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED

    • Classroom buildings
    • Commissary
    • Exchanges (PX/BX/EX)
    • Hospitals
    • Lodging (base hotels)
    • Military Clothing and Sales (MCS)
    • MWR facilities
    • Museums
    • Parade Grounds
    • Post Headquarters, if listed by the PAO office
    • 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
    • Shopettes
    • Theaters (MWR and Educational use)
    • Troop Clubs (NCO, Officer, Joint, etc.)

    DoD-specific Area Places approved for Military Bases

    • Athletic Fields / Stadiums
    • Campsites / Camping Areas (MWR)
    • Gas Station (may include Shopette / Convenience Store)
    • Golf Courses
    • Military Fire Departments
    • Military Police Departments
    • Pass and ID Office
    • Schools
    • Visitor Center

    Point or Area Places NOT Approved for Military Bases

    • Barracks
    • Dining Facilities
    • Hangars
    • 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/"