NM, other states’ licenses not accepted by DoD

If you want to visit a U.S. Department of Defense facility, you will need some identification that isn’t a New Mexico driver’s license. Or one from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri or Washington state. “All federal agencies including DoD must comply with the law regarding the use of REAL IDs for official purposes,” an unnamed DoD official said in a release sent to media. “For most DoD installations, an identification card or an installation pass is required to facilitate access. Hence, where an ID or an installation pass is used for physical access, DoD installations are prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses or state identification cards from states deemed non-REAL ID compliant.”