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News | May 31, 2022

DLA Installation Management San Joaquin officially cuts ribbon at new access control point complex

By By Annette Silva, DLA Installation Management San Joaquin

Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management San Joaquin located in Tracy, California, held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 19 celebrating the opening of the new $25 million access control point complex.

The team was honored to have Katie Jaycox representing U.S. Rep. Josh Harder, 10th District to serve as guest speaker. Additionally, DLA Installation Management San Joaquin site director Jonathan Mathews and DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, Commander Marine Corps Col. Tiffany Harris provided remarks at the ceremony.

Jaycox spoke of congressman Harder’s determination to bring back federal dollars to the Central Valley in addition to multiple defense authorization budget approvals and even a national emergency that risked budget relocation away from the project. 

“The new access point will provide updated security and make sure one of the most important military strategic stations is protected,” said Jaycox. “Just like the Central Valley is vital for the state of California to function, the Tracy Depot is vital to ensure that our American troops and bases all over the world are ready at a moment’s notice to protect us.”

Mathews spoke of the improvements of the ACP and thanked the team, specifically the DLA Installation Management San Joaquin Engineering Branch and the Security Management Branch that worked tirelessly on this expansive project over the past two years.

Some highlights of the ACP complex include the visitor control center designed to accommodate more visitors and contractors while increasing the overall safety of the customer service agents providing services.

The new gate design will triple throughput from the previous gate and increase the overall safety of employees and federal police officers.

This expansive project included the demolition of existing warehouse 3, a World War II 172,800- square-foot warehouse, the construction of a 2,300-square-foot visitor control center, a 485 square foot inspection building, a 488 square foot gatehouse control building, 3 guard booths, an overwatch booth and 2 covered canopies.

Additionally, there are more than 2,000 linear feet of new inbound and outbound asphalt roads surrounded by new security fence, guardrail barriers and a final denial net barrier at the overwatch booth.

Mathews concluded that this ACP would provide security for the police officers, employees, visitors and the installation.

“The security and safety of our installation and our people is our top priority,” he said.

Harris thanked everyone in attendance and praised the team for their dedication and hard work in completing the ACP project.

“Your attendance demonstrates the great partnership we have in supporting our warfighters across multiple cross functional business and community sectors,” said Harris. “So today, I thank the entire team for what you’ve done to get us to this moment, and, more importantly, thank you for what you will continue to do – everyday – as you deliver upon our commitment to the warfighter and the security posture of our installation.”