News and Announcements
Fort Knox Access Pass (April 2017 )
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY
For Immediate Release
Installation Access Made More Convenient for Frequent non-DOD-affiliated Fort Knox DFMWR Patrons
Fort Knox, Kentucky (April 4, 2017) – Those regularly using Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) leisure and wellbeing programs/services but who do not have a Department of Defense identification card now have an option for more convenient access onto the military installation.
Patrons may obtain a one-year installation entry card via three basic steps:
1.Fill out sections 1-3 of the extended pass request form, which can be found at the main desk of DFMWR facilities as well as at DFMWR headquarters (1681 Bullion Boulevard, Bldg. 4248).
2.Present the form to the DFMWR on-site manager for review and signature (during regular business hours).
3.Go to the Visitor Center (located in front of the Chaffee (main) Gate) and provide the completed form to the security officer at the window. Once vetted, a one-year installation entry card will be provided.
NOTE 1: Anyone requesting an installation entry pass must present their state-issued driver’s license or identification card to the Visitor Center security officer. Residents of non-REAL ID Act-compliant states must also present an additional form of valid ID. Visit http://www.knox.army.mil/Garrison/des/psd/realid.aspx for details.
As with a DOD ID or paper pass, patrons simply scan their card using the automated installation entry pedestals at any of Fort Knox’s three primary gates prior to being granted installation access.
This offering aims to provide DFMWR customers more streamlined access to DFMWR facilities by reducing the number of stops to the Visitor Center and providing a smaller, more durable pass. Upon the card’s expiration, patrons follow the aforementioned three steps to obtain another one-year pass.
For more information, visit knox.armymwr.com.
NOTE 2: Each person inside a vehicle over the age of 16 must have either a valid DOD ID card or a current installation entry pass.
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National Tourism Week!
During the first week of May, the Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission will join communities across the U.S. to celebrate the power of travel. Travel generates $2.3 trillion in the U.S. economy. The travel industry supports 15.3 million American workers. In Hardin County travel supports 4,613 jobs.
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Tioga Falls open!
The rerouting of Tioga Falls is complete and the trails are reopened. There are new signs up to guide visitors along the new path, which will now include a portion of Railroad Trestle Road.Please follow the new signs and stay on the authorized trail and off the falls. The game wardens are writing citations to those who disregard the signs.
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Boundary Oak Distillery
Plan your visit today! The tasting bar and gift shop at the new location of Boundary Oak Distillery are open!
Must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid drivers license to sample.
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REAL ID Act Implementation
The extension currently runs through June 5, 2017. Non-military affiliated residents of non-compliant states will still be required to present another acceptable form of supplemental documentation in order to gain access to Fort Knox and other military installations. The Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards. By law, federal agencies, including Fort Knox, will not accept for official purposes driver's licenses and state ID cards from Kentucky and other non-compliant states.
A valid military ID may still be used as a primary credential to enter Fort Knox. Additionally, no further action will be required for visitors who have already obtained installation entry passes until their passes have expired.
The Act requires residents of non-compliant states to present one of the following forms of supplemental documentation in order to gain access to Fort Knox
(Documentation must be presented at the Visitor Center located at the Chaffee(main)Gate):
*United States passport or United States passport card
*PIV-I Card (personnel identification verification-interoperable) issued by the
*U.S. military ID (All members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including retirees and
dependent ID card holders and veterans
*Veteran health identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
*DHS "trusted traveler" cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
*License To Carry/Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon permit containing a photograph
*Transportation worker identification card
*U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
*Driver's license issued by the U.S. Department of State
*Border crossing card
*U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form-550)
*Permanent resident card/alien registration receipt card (Form I-551)
*Foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa
*U.S. refugee travel document to other travel document of evidence of immigration status issued by the DHS containing a photograph (permit to re-enter form I-327 and
Refugee Travel Document Form I-571)
*Employment authorization document that contains a photograph issued by the DHS (Form I-766) - in case of nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A bearing same name as passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's non-immigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not expired and proposed employment is not in
conflict with restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
*Identification card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies provided it contains a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address.
*U.S. military or draft record (Certified copy of DD Form 214)
*Native American tribal document
*Foreign government issued passport with current arrival-departure records (INS Form 94) bearing names as the same name as the passport and containing an
endorsement of an aliens non-immigrant status, it that status authorizes the alien to
work for the employer
*Select university, library, or school cards containing a photograph, name and expiration date
*Non-government photo identification with a person's name and address
*Birth certificate or document with a person's full name and address
*Utility bill or other documentation showing a person's name and address
*Vehicle registration with name and address
Visitors from non-compliant states who cannot provide supplemental documentation must be escorted by a Department of Defense-credential person at all times while on the installation.
Once Kentucky achieves REAL ID Act compliance or receives an extension, the need for supplemental documentation for Kentucky residents will no longer be a requirement.
For additional information, visit
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