The following was sent in by a Member. If anyone had a similar experience, please share so he can work towards resolving this issue.
I retired from the Navy in Dec 2000 due to my impending legal issues. I received a full retirement, as I had already completed over 20 years of service. In June 2001 I had my day in court and my journey on the registry began.
Here in Jacksonville the Naval Hospital is located on the Naval Air Station. So every time I had a need for a service from the hospital I would show my identification card (ID) and zip onboard the Base. I have easily gone onto the Base 100 times since my retirement. Never an issue…well until today.
I arrived at the front gate of the Base about 7 am to ensure I would be early for my scheduled 745 appointment. I presented my ID and was told there is a problem, would I pull over to the area designated for “problems”. Apparently in 2011, Patrick Air Force Base in Canaveral placed a note on my account barring my entry to their base which meant I now barred from ALL military installations. After a number of Security personnel came over and asked questions, one of them made a command decision to escort me to the Hospital for my appointment; with the understanding I would get in touch with Security to figure out what flagged my ID card. I had a sneaking suspicion I knew what was going on.
A call to the Security Officer, a call to security at Patrick AFB and it was confirmed that my status as a Registered Citizen put me on a “Do not allow access” list. SOOO, since 2011, I have been gaining access to the Base ILLEGALLY. Yep, my 10 plus visits for my wife to the ER, ILLEGAL; my 30 days in the ICU, ILLEGAL; my 16 visits for inpatient/outpatient procedures, ILLEGAL; you get the idea.
As the last medical appointment was finished, I found two Security Officers waiting to escort me across the Hospital to the Security Office. Totally degrading, completely a walk of shame. Once at the Security Office, I was presented a letter on behalf of the Commanding Officer denying any access to the Base. If I attempt to gain access to ANY military installation I will be in violation of TRESPASS of a FEDERAL FACILITY/INSTALLATION. Title 18, Section 1382 https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-appeal-a-barment-letter-from-military-base
Then, I was escorted back across the Hospital by another Security Officer to get back to the car. That Officer then followed my car off the Base.
I currently have no idea what am I supposed to do about my medical benefits that I pay an additional premium to get handled on the Base? I have lost access to my primary care DR, the Pharmacy, as well as all the other services the Hospital offered. How do I take care of getting my spouses ID card replaced later this year when it expires?
I share this experience because I know there are some others that are retired military or have access to a military installation to just beware, Barrment from one Installation will most likely result in barrment from ALL Installations.