SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB GUIDE FOR PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POFs)

* Contact your First Sergeant or the 4th SFS Armory at 919-722-2506 for assistance.

SECTION 1

Registration of Firearms for SJAFB Assigned Personnel (For CCW Storage Proceed to Section 2)

All personally owned firearms stored on the installation will be registered. The registration focal point for personnel assigned to the 4 FW is
the 4th Security Forces Armory. Contact your first sergeant to begin the registration process. Once registered, personnel residing in base housing are authorized to retain their firearms/ammunition in their quarters.

1) When to register

a) If arriving during a PCS or purchasing a firearm off-base, members will declare their POW upon arrival at SJAFB
installation gate(s).

i) If residing in on-base housing, the gate guard will direct the member to properly store their POW at their residence and begin the registration process within 72 hours.
ii) If residing in the dorms or lodging, The Gate Guard will direct the firearm owner to report to the 4 SFS Armory to begin the registration process immediately.

b) If POF(s) are delivered to an on-base residence in a Household Goods Shipment, members are permitted to store their POFs at their residence, but must begin the registration process with either their first sergeant or 4 SFS Armory within 72 hours.

c) Firearms purchased at AAFES facilities must be immediately transported to the designated storage facility or off the installation. No other stops on base are permitted. Firearms and ammunition may not be purchased during the same transaction.

2) Registration Process

a) The first sergeant or the on-duty armorer will provide personnel with required forms to begin the registration process.

b) Personnel will have a 72-hour time frame to route paperwork through their leadership for approval and return to the Armory.

c) Once paperwork is completed, personnel will bring their paperwork and weapons (unloaded and secured) to the 4 SFS Armory. On-duty armorer will physically verify each serial number. Once verified, armorer will provide two copies of each form. One copy is to be placed in their Personal Information Folder in their Commander’s Support Staff section, the second copy is for member’s personal record.

d) If the forms are not completed within 72 hours, the Security Forces Armory will follow-up with the member to ensure proper procedures were followed and individual’s unit is aware of pending POW registration.

e) For more information, members can contact the 4 SFS Armory at 919-722-2506, or contact their unit’s First Sergeant.

3) Forms required for registration 

a) AF Form 1314. Firearms Registration form. Requirements include the type, manufacturer, caliber/gauge and serial number. The 4 SFS Armory (4 SFS/S4A) will enter the AF Form 1314 information into the Security Forces Management Information System (SFMIS) upon receipt. The 4 SFS Armory will maintain IAW RDS a master listing of registered firearms with names and locations and provide these listings to the 4 SFS Desk on a routine basis.

b) DD Form 2760. Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition. This form is used to determine if you have been convicted of a crime which would disqualify you from possessing/registering a POF.

c) AF Form 1297. Temporary Issue Receipt. For members storing their POF(s) in the armory only. Two forms will be filled out. One will be provided to the firearm owner. The second form will stay with the 4 SFS Armory until the firearm is returned.

SECTION 2

Steps for CCW Storage on SJAFB


The 4 FW Commander allows individuals with Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permits to register their weapon with the 4 SFS and then retain their POF in their vehicle when they are on the installation. Any Active Duty/Active Reserve/Guard military member, DoD civilian, dependent, retiree, or contractor (with CAC). Individuals must be at least 18 years old and meet all criteria:

  • Individual (or sponsor) is assigned to SJAFB. Retirees are exempt from this requirement.
  • Qualified to legally possess a North Carolina CCW permit.
  • Possesses a current North Carolina CCW permit or a CCW permit from a state which North Carolina has legal reciprocity (will recognize that state’s permit as valid for North Carolina).
  • Individual has completed the registration process with the4 SFS and possesses all required documentation.

1) Steps to Register for CCW Storage for all Applicants other than Retirees

a) Fill out the AF 1314 and DD 2760

b) Obtain a blank CCW Memo from Unit First Sergeant or the 4 SFS Armory.

c) Fill out the CCW Memo and route to Unit Commander for approval/signature. (Eligible contractors route through sponsoring unit/CC.)

d) Report to the 4 SFS Armory (Bldg 5006) with all of the required registration items (see below).

i) Weapon(s) to register. On-duty armorer will physically verify each serial number.
(1) Weapon(s) must be Unloaded
(2) Weapon(s) must be in a Weapons Case
(3) Weapon(s) must be Locked & Secured

ii) Current DoD ID Card. CAC card for Active Duty, Active Reserve/Guard, DoD Civilian and Contractor. Dependent ID for eligible Dependents.

iii) Current State-issued Driver’s License. A Current State ID is acceptable in most cases, however, in this particular case, a driver’s license is necessary since the POF will be stored in the individual’s vehicle.

iv) Current CCW Permit

v) Completed AF Form 1314 and DD Form 2760

vi) Signed/Approved CCW Memo

e) Once verified, armorer will provide two copies of each form. One copy is to be placed in their Personal Information Folder in their Commander’s Support Staff section, the second copy is for member’s personal record.

2) Steps to Register for CCW Storage for Retiree Applicants

a) Fill out the AF 1314 and DD 2760 included in this document below.

b) By the 10th day of the month, contact the 4 SFS Armory at 919-722-2506. Provide them the information on the forms. 4 SFS will process the information and route the CCW Memo.

c) Come in to the 4 SFS Armory (Bldg 5006) after the 20th day of that same month, with all required registration items.
i) Weapon(s) to register. On-duty armorer will physically verify each serial number.
(1) Weapon(s) must be Unloaded
(2) Weapon(s) must be in a Weapons Case

(3) Weapon(s) must be Locked & Secured

i) Current DoD ID Card for Retirees.
ii) Current State-issued Driver’s License. A Current State ID is acceptable in most cases, however, in this particular case, a driver’s license is necessary since the POF will be stored in the individual’s vehicle.
iii) Current CCW Permit
iv) Completed AF Form 1314 and DD Form 2760

d) Once verified, armorer will provide one copy of each form for individual’s personal record. Armorer will also provide a Signed/Approved CCW Memo that must be kept accessible at all times while storing in your POV on SJAFB.

To store your weapons in your POV, you must have the following documentation while on SJAFB:
i)  DoD ID* State Driver’s License*
ii) Vehicle Registration*
iii) Proof of Insurance for your Vehicle*
iv) CCW Permit*
v) CCW Memo for Record

*These documents must be current (not expired/suspended/revoked)

Remember: While on Seymour Johnson AFB, if approached by any Security Forces Member or Officer, you have a duty to inform that you are in possession of a weapon.

3) Procedures for Entering the Installation:

a) Present your DoD Identification Card to the Security Forces Sentry. NOTE: you are not required to inform the gate sentry you are in possession of a firearm unless you are specifically asked about any weapons or firearms.

b) Once approved to enter, proceed as normal

c) If you are pulled over on base or selected for any vehicle inspections (inbound or outbound):

i) Stay in your vehicle unless instructed to exit
ii) Wait for the 4 SFS Member or Officer to approach
iii) Immediately inform the 4 SFS Member or Officer that you are in possession of a weapon or firearm (do not wait to be asked)
iv) Do NOT reach for the weapon or touch the weapon; wait for instructions and cooperate

4) Procedures for storing:

a) No later than your first stop, after entering the installation, secure your firearm in a locked container in your vehicle. NOTE: Attempt to do this discreetly, inside your vehicle

b) Exit the vehicle only when the weapon is unloaded/secured

c) Ensure you lock your vehicle

5) Procedures for a vehicle accident:

a) If able, discreetly secure your weapon before leaving the vehicle.

b) If unable, leave your weapon on and concealed. Inform the responding officer immediately.

6) Duty to Inform - In North Carolina and on SJAFB, you have a duty to inform. If approached and addressed by a security forces officer, immediately inform that officer that:

a) I am a CCW permit holder, I am carrying a firearm, the firearm is located at _______ and I am standing by for instructions.

b) Remember to keep your hands visible at all times (if in your vehicle, place them on the steering wheel) and do not reach for anything until instructed to do so.

ALLOWED
i) Store firearm in secure container inside your vehicle immediately upon arrival to your first on base destination.
ii) Do not exit your vehicle until you weapon is secured.
iii) Inform the SFS sentry you have a weapon during any traffic stop or Random Vehicle Inspection.
iv) Secure your vehicle at all times.
v) Always have your DoD ID, driver's license, registration, insurance, CCW permit and a copy of your signed CCW Storage MFR.

NOT ALLOWED
i) Never leave your vehicle unsecure.
ii) POFs will not be transported into controlled or restricted areas.
iii) Never leave weapon in plain sight.
iv) Never exit the vehicle while armed.
v) Your POF should never leave your vehicle while on SJAFB.
vi) Never take POFs or ammunition, into public places.