[Tweeters] visiting birding locations accessed through military
vikingcove at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 14:08:13 PDT 2016
Washington State does offer Enhanced Drivers Licenses, Enhanced
Intermediate Licenses, and Enhanced ID Cards.
I have a WA Enhanced Drivers License and it works well at the Yakima
Training Center, where I also have the required annual YTC Recreation Card.
I think the Rec' Card costs about $10. Getting one requires reading some
material on YTC regulations and signing that you agree to follow those
regulations. It's available at the gym / Rec' Center. In addition to the
Enhanced Drivers License and YTC Rec' Card, Vehicle Registration and proof
of current vehicle insurance are also required on every visit. Motorcycles
are not permitted down range. Accessing Priest Rapids Lake, and entering
and leaving the base through any place other than the main gate, though
commonly practiced, continues to be explicitly prohibited.
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Sammy Catiis <Hikersammy at msn.com> wrote:
> This change was made at JBLM as well I believe Jan. 1st? Sometime around
> there.. it was on a National level. How strictly it's enforced? I'm not
> sure. I wasn't required but was prepared haven been pre-approved probably
> helped? I don't know.
> *From:* tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu <
> tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Jim Danzenbaker <
> jdanzenbaker at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:24 PM
> *To:* tweeters tweeters
> *Subject:* [Tweeters] visiting birding locations accessed through
> military bases
> This is an fyi for birders who may be visiting birding locations that are
> on or accessed through military bases in the United States.
> Several weeks ago, I spent some quality time in southeast Arizona enjoying
> such specialties as Slate-throated Redstart, Buff-collared Nightjars,
> Five-striped Sparrows, and Rufous-capped Warbler. I ended my five day trip
> with a planned visit to Huachuca Canyon which is accessed through Fort
> Huachuca Army Installation located next to Sierra Vista, AZ. As is
> typically the case when entering a military base as a visitor, sign in and
> obtaining a visitor pass is required. Everything went smoothly until the
> officials asked me what state I was from. When I said "Washington", I was
> asked for TWO forms of photo identification. I had only one. The reason
> why two forms were required for Washington State driver's license holders
> is because the state of Washington does not have an enhanced driver's
> license (whatever that is). They asked me for a car registration since
> that would be a valid photo identification substitute. I had a rental car
> so that didn't work. I eventually found my USAA credit card and, since I
> was requesting a Visitor Pass for only 6 hours, I ws eventually approved
> for the one time visit.
> My thought for the Tweeters community is that if you are planning on
> visiting a birding location which is accessed through a military base and
> you have a Washington State driver's license, be prepared to be asked for a
> second form of photo identification. According to the officer who I spoke
> with, this rule may not be applied consistently across all military bases
> but it certainly seems to be enforced at Fort Huachuca. He mentioned that
> they were able to come up with an alternate plan for visitors with an
> Arizona driver's license (must be another state which doesn't have an
> enhanced license) since they get so many visitors with Arizona driver's
> I don't know if this rule applies to visitors entering Lewis-McCord or if
> they've come up with an Arizona type plan which waives the two photo
> identification requirement for in-state driver's license holders.
> I hope this helps any of you who may be planning out of state birding
> locations accessed through military locations.
> Keep your eyes and ears skyward.
> Jim Danzenbaker
> Battle Ground, WA
> jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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