According to the Department of Homeland Security, no U.S. states or territories are currently subject to REAL ID Act enforcement.

This means those wishing to visit Fort Leonard Wood will no longer have to present a second form of identification along with their driver’s license to gain access to the installation.

Extensions have been granted for 30 states and territories, including Missouri. The extension allows for federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from these states and U.S. territories at federal facilities and nuclear power plants until Oct. 10, 2017.

For information on REAL ID enforcement or to find out when a state or territory’s extension is scheduled to expire, visit

If an extension expires, individuals from those states or territories will need to bring a second form of identification to visit Fort Leonard Wood.

Visitors without a Department of Defense identification card will still need to receive a background check to gain access.

All personnel should have a current driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration when visiting the installation.

For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145.