Planning a Visit

If you're planning a visit to the ERDC DSRC, we would like to help make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Please review the following information before finalizing your travel plans.

Pretrip Instructions

Did you notify your POC?

You must coordinate with your POC before planning your trip. Please do not arrive at ERDC without notification. Our security people tend not to like surprises.

Do you hold a security clearance or NAC?

If so, have your security office forward a visit request on your behalf to the address below.

Engineer Research and Development Center
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Attn: CEERD-SE-Z / Security Office
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Phone: (601) 634-4291

DISS SMO Code: W2R2AA, Level 5 (preferred)
Fax: (601) 634-3134 (Call the number above before faxing)

Date/s of Visit: Date/s of the actual onsite visit. If visiting throughout the year, please state as example: 1 June 20XX - 31 May 20XX with intermittent visits.

Purpose of visit: Please give a brief description (Ex: Attend a Technical Briefing)
POC for visit: Person/s sponsoring your visit and their contact phone number.

Are you a foreign national (non-U.S. citizen)?

If so, have your ERDC DSRC sponsor contact the above security office at least 30 days prior to your visit.

On-Arrival Instructions

You will be required to register at two separate locations.

All visitors must register at the Public Affairs Office (PAO) and get an ERDC Visitor badge. Please let your POC know if you have a Common Access Card (CAC). Specific directions to the ERDC DSRC will be provided at that time.

If arriving between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you must also register at the ITL guard station located at the entrance of the Information Technology Laboratory (Building 8000, Annex C). If arriving at 3:00 p.m. or after, you will need to register at the ITL Guard Station located at the entrance of the Information Technology Laboratory (Building 8000).The guard on duty will issue you an ITL visitor badge and call your DSRC contact.


Visitors who DO NOT hold a security clearance or NAC and visitors who hold a security clearance or NAC but DO NOT submit a visit request to the ERDC Security Office will be escorted at all times.

Local Information

Need a map?

If you are traveling to ERDC from the Jackson International airports, we have a map to guide you.

If you are using a navigation app, navigate to 3909 Halls Ferry Road.

Unfortunately, many navigation apps do not work on base. For navigation on base please refer to the ERDC base map.

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