6th SFS outlines base access for food delivery services

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Effective Mar. 6, drivers affiliated with commercial food delivery companies, including but not limited to UberEats, Grubhub, and DoorDash, are allowed access onto base once vetted through a criminal history database at the Dale Mabry Gate.

The following actions must be adhered to before entry is granted: 

  • MacDill AFB employees and residents requesting food delivery service on base must contact 6th Security Forces Squadron at Dale Mabry Gate, (813) 828-7819, to notify proper authorities of a pending delivery. All food delivery drivers will only enter and exit through Dale Mabry Gate. It is the customer’s responsibility to communicate instructions to the drivers via food delivery app, text, or phone call. **NOTE**: Food delivery vendors will not be given access during peak morning traffic hours, Monday-Friday, 6 – 9 a.m.
  • Delivery instructions should include the following (or similar): “Use Dale Mabry Gate for base access. Background check and vehicle inspection required. No weapons authorized on base.” 
  • Before entry is authorized, the driver will be asked to pull over for 6th SFS to conduct a vehicle inspection. NOTE: Food delivery drivers who are in possession of a CAC, retiree, or dependent ID card will be exempt from vehicle inspection unless identified for a random installation vehicle inspection check.
  • Once the driver has been vetted and cleared, 6th SFS personnel will maintain possession of the driver’s license in exchange for a numbered badge. Drivers in possession of a valid CAC, retiree, dependent ID card will not need to surrender their driver’s license. **NOTE**: If the driver has criminal history preventing base access, 6th SFS will deny entry. 6th SFS personnel will not accept delivery or hold onto food.
  • Upon badge exchange, the food delivery driver will be cleared to depart to the customer’s address. No other stops on the installation are authorized. Once food has been delivered, the driver MUST return immediately and directly to the Dale Mabry Gate to retrieve their driver’s license and depart the installation.

Known as “Defenders”, members are the ground combat force and military police service of the U.S. Air Force. The primary role of security forces Airmen is to protect the physical assets of the Air Force and, more importantly, its people.

The defenders of the 6th SFS are the first line of defense to MacDill’s critical mission of rapidly projecting air-refueling power and global reach anywhere in the world and providing support to the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command and other tenant units. 

For more information, please contact the 6th SFS at (813) 828-4314