News and Announcements

Memorial Day Activities

Fort Knox and the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs will
host a Memorial Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Central in Radcliff at 11:30 a.m. May 27, and the installation will have its annual cemetery visitation
here the same day.

The Memorial Day ceremony, which is open to the general public, will include remarks by Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, the commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. During
the event, Muth will participate in a ceremonial wreath laying - a tradition honoring all U.S. service members who lost their lives in defense of the United States. The ceremony will also feature Patriotic music from the Ladies of Liberty,a 21-round cannon salute, presentation of the Prisoners of War/Missing in Action table, flag folding and the playing of taps.

Memorial Day also marks the day of the year when the 121 cemeteries on Fort Knox will be open to the families and friends of those buried on post. Access to the
cemeteries will be made available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fort Knox Range Operations and Cultural Resources staff will be posted at six checkpoints around the
installation to help those seeking specific grave-sites. Those needing to locate checkpoints may call (502) 624-2125 or visit the Fort Knox Visitor Center at the
Chaffee (main) Gate for assistance.

Visitors who already possess a Fort Knox Automated Installation Entry pass will be able to use it at any checkpoint to expedite entry. Those who do not have an AIE pass should acquire one in advance at the Fort Knox Visitor Center to reduce wait times. For more information on installation entry requirements, visit www.knox.army.mil/Garrison/des/psd/aie.aspx

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The General George Patton Museum is back open as of April 16, 2019. Days and hours open are Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. til 4:30 p.m.

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REAL ID Act: Updated

Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are prohibited from recognizing driver's licenses and identification cards that are deemed non-compliant according to the REAL ID Act.

UPDATE: Currently all states are compliant or have an approved extension in place. Kentucky has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Military Installations and Federal agencies to accept driver's licenses and identification cards from Kentucky at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until August 1, 2019.

Additional forms of identification that may be used in conjunction with a state driver's license to request access to the installation are as follows:

*United States Passport or United States Passport Card
*PIV-I Card (Personnel Identification Verification-Interoperable) issued by the Federal Government
*US Military ID (All Members of the US Armed Forces, including retires and Dependent ID card Holders and Veterans
*Veteran Health Identification Card Issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
*DHS "Trusted Traveler" Cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
*Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
*U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
*Driver's License Issued by the US Department of State
*Border Crossing Card
*US 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
*US 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 Non-immigrant 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 requesting installation access who do not have a REAL ID Act-compliant form of identification and cannot provide supplemental identify-proofing documents must be escorted at all times while on a military installation by a DOD ID card holder.

For the most current information concerning state-by-state compliance with the REAL ID Act, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. Those with questions about REAL ID should visit http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs. Those who are still uncertain whether they have the proper identification to enter Fort Knox should call (502)624-7014/1713.

Individuals who possess a valid Department of Defense-issued ID card will not be affected in their ability to enter military installations.

(NOTE: The Real ID Act was enacted by Congress as a result of a 9/11 Commission recommendation that all state issued ID cards meet certain security and issuance standards. Implementation of the REAL ID Act requirements as it pertains to U.S. military installation access began in mid-January 2016.)

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Fort Knox Access Pass

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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