ID Cards - Joint Reception Center
DEERS/RAPIDS maintains personnel and benefits information for active retired and reserve uniformed service personnel, DOD civil service personnel, DOD contractors requiring logical access and eligible family members of active, retired and reserve uniformed service personnel aboard MCAS Miramar while providing services and material support to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and other tenant organizations.
ID Center phone number: 858-577-1421, Fax: 858-577-1429 Building 2258. See representative at the customer service desk. Office hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed on all federal holidays and days associated with a federal holiday.
Schedule an appointment online: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil
DEERS is also responsible for producing DOD ID cards (RAPIDS and common access cards). DEERS enables DOD including identity management, reduces fraud and abuse of government benefits, and supports force health protection and medical readiness.
Key things to know before you visit the MCAS Miramar ID Center
Walk-ins are welcomed however, appointments are "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and MANDATORY for promotions of E-5 and below" as walk-ins can exceed one-two hours at any given time.