Getting onto Ft. Drum with a state issued drivers license is now more difficult depending on what state license you have.
The post announced this morning that as of last Sunday, residents of five states can no longer use those state issued licenses to enter Ft. Drum.
The Department of Homeland Security has identified Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as being non compliant with the standards of the Real ID Act.
As a result, licenses and identification cards issued by those states cannot be used to access federal facilities, such as military installations.
Unless an individual has an authorized government ID card, another valid proof of identification must be presented to obtain a temporary installation pass such as a passport.
For more information, individuals are urged to visit the Department of Homeland Security website.