Location: 870 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle Barracks PA
Hours: 0700-1700 Monday to Friday, Closed Federal Holidays
Phone: 717-245-3721 /
245-3733 / 245-3725
The REAL ID Act, passed by the United States Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government "set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses." The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver's licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act's minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, no sooner than 2016, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. Starting January 22, 2018, driver's licenses issued by non-compliant states will no longer be accepted at TSA checkpoints.
Visitors may continue to use driver's licenses from Pennsylvania and several other states when accessing Carlisle Barracks.
Enforcement of the REAL ID Act does not affect military or civilian personnel/dependents with the appropriate federal credentials. For all others, if you are uncertain whether you can get an IAP (Installation Access Pass) to Carlisle Barracks with your current identification, contact the Carlisle Barracks Visitor Center to learn about entry requirements, acceptable forms of identification, and what you can do to avoid delays or denial of entry.
Visit www.dhs.gov/real-id to learn about this law, see your state's compliance status and upcoming enforcement dates, and find out what it all means for visits to Carlisle Barracks now or in the future. Those with driver's licenses from non-compliant states must have additional qualifying identification to get on post.
If your state is non-compliant, you will need to present a secondary form of identification.
Visitors who do not hold DoD ID cards, nor an enhanced driver ID from another state, will be asked for a secondary form of identification, selected from this list: