Big changes are coming to Fort Leonard Wood in regards to gaining access to the base. Beginning Wednesday (13) driver’s licenses and ID cards from Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Washington and New Mexico will no longer be valid forms of ID to gain access as they are non-compliant with the standards of the federal Real ID Act. However, According to the Fort’s Public Affairs Office, through January 27th, a visitor using a driver’s license from one of the non-compliant states to gain unescorted access to the base will be issued a one time only pass to cover their visit. Starting on January 28th, no exceptions will be made and visitors without a compliant form of ID will not be granted unescorted access. However, visitors may potentially gain access to the installation by presenting a non-compliant ID along with one of the following: a U.S. passport, certified copy of a birth certificate, social security card, permanent resident card, foreign passport with temporary stamp, employment authorization document that contains a photograph, school ID card with photograph, U.S. military or draft card, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card, Transportation worker ID card or Native American tribal document.