Updated privately owned firearms policy in effect

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  • By Senior Airman Cheyenne Larkin
  • 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

On July 1, 2020, an updated policy went into effect preventing personnel to carry and or transport a Privately Owned Firearms (POF) on Tyndall Air Force Base.


“This policy is a [Department of Defense] change and affects all military installations,” said Senior Master Sgt. Clint Wright, 325th Security Forces Squadron plans and programs superintendent.


This change to DoD and Headquarters Air Force policies state for transport of a POF, the weapon must be unloaded with no magazine or ammunition in the weapon, and out of reach of any occupants in the vehicle.


“This new policy does not allow…privately owned firearms onto the installation for the purpose of concealed carry,” Wright continued. “It cannot be stored in your vehicle.”


The POF may only be transported to an individual’s residence to store if residing in Privatized Housing or Fam Camp. Those residing in the dormitories or billeting may transport on base to store the POF in the 325th SFS Armory.


“This policy affects anyone who has a concealed carry permit and had been previously approved by their respective commander to store their privately owned firearm in their vehicle while on Tyndall,” Wright added.


Military members residing on the installation and have a POF, must provide a completed Air Force Form 1314 to the 325th SFS Visitors Center. Previously approved forms will no longer be accepted starting July 1, 2020.


Open carry or concealed carry of a POF is not permitted on the installation except for those who qualify and are authorized under the Law Enforcement Safety Act.


Please direct any questions to Senior Master Sgt. Clint Wright, 325th SFS plans and programs superintendent at (850) 283-1593.