When an increase in FPCON occurs, access to/from the base may be restricted. If you (or your family) are caught in the inevitable backup at the gate, we strongly recommend you disperse and call the base information line at 360-257-1080 for details before attempting to access the base again. An increase in FPCON status may result in an order to execute our Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) plan where non-essential personnel may be released to your residence. Visitors, vendors, and most contractor personnel are not usually designated mission essential personnel (MEP) and must follow base egress procedures as directed. Monitor the base info line or official base social media sites for accurate information on base status.