Military personnel on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina will now be able to carry their personally owned weapons on base, thanks to a recent lift on restrictions. Restrictions are still very strict and the new regulations do not allow concealed carry on base but now “active duty/active reserve military member, Air National Guard/Department of Defense civilian, or dependent, 21 years and older” to take their personal firearms with them in their vehicles when driving onto the base and authorizes firearms to remain secured in their vehicles on base.
In order to adhere to this new provision, all of the following criteria must be met. The military member must be assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, they must be qualified to legally possess a N.C. Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit, they must possess a current N.C. CCW permit or a CCW permit from a state with reciprocity to N.C., and they must also reside off base and want to store their POW in their POV while on duty must register each POW with the Security Forces Armory via their Chain of Command, exclusively.