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1. Current Military and Dependents:

  • Current members of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard with valid DoD CAC card 
  • Dependents of current U.S. military members with valid DD Form 1173 
  • U.S. Military Cadets 
  • U.S. Active Reservists (Do not need to be deployed)  

2. Gold Star Familes

  • Gold Star Families are next of kin of a member of the United States Armed Forces who lost his or her life in a “qualifying situation,” such as a war, an international terrorist attack, or a military operation outside of the United States while serving with the United States Armed Forces, as explained in Department of Defense Instruction 1348.36
  • Gold Star Family members must download and print a special voucher to either present to the ranger, exchange for a Military Pass, or place on the vehicle dashboard at unstaffed sites.  Gold Star Vouchers may be downloaded from https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/upload/Gold-Star-Family-Free-Access-Voucher.pdf

3. Veterans  

Individuals who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and are able to present one of the following valid forms of identification when entering or using federal lands:  

1) Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card, DD Form 2, DD Form 2765)  

2) Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)  

3) Veteran ID Card  

4) Veterans designation on a state-issued U.S.driver’s license or identification card  

  • The actual IDs listed above must be presented. Photocopies or digital images are not accepted. Form DD-214 is not accepted. 

 

4. The following individuals/groups DO NOT  Qualify for the annual Iinteragency Military Annual Pass: 

• Foreign military members (Including those stationed in the U S and have a CAC card) 
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employees 
• Public Health Service (PHS) members 
• Inactive U S Reservists 
• Civilian military contractors 
• Civilian military employees 

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