Base Access – International Exhibitor Personnel

Base Access Protocols Have Changed for All International Exhibitors – please read carefully and thoroughly.

All International exhibit personnel will be required to visit the Marine Corps Base Quantico Visitor Control Center (VCC) to pick up a DBIDS pass for the duration of the event. Doing so will require fulfillment of the following steps:

Step 1: No later than one week prior to the event, Register for Modern Day Marine here. Once registered, print the registration form or bring a cell phone screenshot with you for presentation to the VCC.

Step 2: No later than one week prior to the date of arrival, complete DBIDS pre-enrollment here to receive a QR code.

DBIDS pre-enrollment expires 30 days after submission, so we advise you apply less than 30 days from when you plan to pick up your pass.

For the DBIDS pre-enrollment process, you are required to list a sponsor. Please enter the following information in the spaces provided:

First Name: Alexander
Last Name: Hetherington
Contact Email:

Step 3: With your DBIDS pre-enrollment QR code, and proof of MDM Registration, visit the VCC to pick up your DBIDS pass that will be good for the duration of the event.

Visitor Control Center Address: 27031 Telegraph Rd, Stafford, VA 22556

Hours of Operations:
Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday, 7:30 – 11:30am

Extended hours:
Sept 18 – 19, 7:30am – 3:30pm; Sept 20, 6:00am – 4:00pm

To review some frequently asked questions, click here. You can visit the Quantico Base Access page for compete information on base access eligibility and points of contact here.