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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 non-expired 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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