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Navy Base Access



Under the guidelines of the Real ID Act there are increased measures that will enhance security at military installations. However, for most people who routinely enter Navy installations in the Pacific Northwest, there will be little to no change to how they access these bases.

A driver’s license from Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico can no longer be used as the sole means of identification to gain access to Navy Region Northwest installations.

Guests who are escorted by authorized sponsors may still use these states, including Washington State driver licenses.

Here are the pertinent details: Trusted Traveler Program: The Trusted Traveler procedure allows a uniformed service member or Government employees with a valid CAC, a military retiree (with a valid DoD identification credential), or an adult dependent (with a valid DoD identification credential) to present their identification token for verification while simultaneously vouching for any vehicle occupants. State Driver’s Licenses that do not meet the REAL ID Act requirements may be presented by vehicle occupants being escorted aboard the installation under the Trusted Traveler procedure when conducting 100% identification checks of vehicle occupants. The number of personnel a Trusted Traveler is allowed to vouch for and/or sponsor at any one time will be 5 persons.

For those that need access to the installation and are not being escorted by authorized sponsors, the following forms of identification may be used to gain access from base Pass & ID offices:

1) Federally-issued Identification.

2) State-issued Identification

3) Other