Base Access – Invited International Guests

Base Access Protocols Have Changed for All Invited International Guests – please read carefully and thoroughly

Special base access arrangements will be extended to general officer or civilian diplomatic equivalent invited international guests by Marine Corps Base Quantico authorities via coordination with the Modern Day Marine Show Director. Please contact Alexander Hetherington at to initiate this process. Once arrangements are confirmed, the Modern Day Marine Show Director will communicate details for base access to the established point of contact. Request that coordination for such arrangements be initiated no later than two weeks prior to the date of visit.

It is requested that all Invited International Guests below the rank of general officer or civilian diplomatic equivalent, as well as all members of their party, visit the Marine Corps Base Quantico Visitor Control Center (VCC) to pick up a DBIDS pass for the day of their visit. 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 by following this LINK. 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 by following this LINK 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:
Phone: 760-576-6701

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 day of your visit.

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

Hours of Operation:
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.