When coming aboard NAS Jacksonville, you will now notice new stop signs before reaching the sentry at all gates.
Please stop at these signs and wait until signaled by security personnel to proceed and provide your ID card.
This new procedure is in place for your safety and that of the security personnel at the gates.
Another change at the Allegheny (former Commercial) Gate is that all commercial vehicles now have priority over private vehicles when entering the gates.
Private vehicles are asked to use the other gates for access to the station.
NAS Jax Security patrolmen are also increasing their vigilance and ticketing drivers who text or talk on cell phones when driving aboard the station.
Texting/talking while driving is prohibited on all military installations and texting while driving is prohibited in the state of Florida.
Another reminder for those driving golf carts around the station - these are only authorized within local work areas. Golf carts are not permitted to drive on the streets unless properly licensed and have required seatbelts and lights.
Additionally, the NAS Jacksonville Security Department is working closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol to ticket those individuals who use the middle lane traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 17 to make illegal right-hand turns onto Yorktown Avenue during busy traffic hours. Only drivers in the right lane are authorized to turn right into the station. This is a continuous safety issue and will result in the ticketing of those drivers who fail to abide by the traffic laws.