DES explains access to DoD installations and the Real ID Act

| February 12, 2016 | 6 Comments


Col. Duane R. Miller
Director, Emergency Services
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and
Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade,
8th Theater Sustainment Command


You may (or may not) have seen some media coverage over the past few weeks regarding the Real ID Act. Although not heavily covered, this Act has some implications regarding access to federal installations.

So, what is the Real ID Act of 2005 and why are we talking about it in 2016?

The Real ID Act was passed in 2005 based on recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The basic premise behind the Act was to ensure that state drivers’ licenses or identification cards, although issued by the states directly, complied with federal ID standards. These standards identify what documents must be presented and electronically stored prior to the issuance of a DL/ID, what information needs to be displayed on the card, the technology the card is encoded with and the accessibility/sharing of information through databases.

The long and arduous process of implementation of these requirements takes us to the present. Last month, the DoD was required to comply with the Real ID Act for access onto military installations.

In total, there are currently 23 states/districts/territories in compliance with the Act (including Hawaii) and 23 states that have approved extensions through the summer/fall of this year. The issue is those states/territories that are non-compliant or not under an approved extension.

Currently, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington State have no approved implementation extension while American Samoa and Minnesota are identified as non-compliant.

Understanding that many members of our community may have family visiting over the course of any given year, the DES is postponing the implementation of the requirement until May 1 to allow personnel to notify visitors of the requirements.

The Real ID requirements, when fully implemented on May1, will only affect those attempting to have unescorted access on to U.S. Army installations. As the implementation date grows closer, we will provide additional information in regards to visitor access onto our installations.

Real ID

For the most current information concerning state-by-state compliance with the Real ID Act, visit

For more information on the Directorate of Emergency Services, visit


Police Call Roll-up

The following occurred on U.S. Army Hawaii installations and off-post, Jan. 15-29.


Aliamanu Military Reservation

1- Abuse of family or household members

3- Domestic disturbance without an assault

1- Theft in the first degree


Fort Shafter

1- Temporary restraining order

2- Duty upon striking

1- Theft in the first degree


Fort Derussy/Hale Koa

1- Unlawful entry into motor vehicle in the first degree

1- Found contraband/drug paraphernalia


Hawaii Armed Services Police

10- Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant

1- Assault in the third degree


Schofield Barracks

1- Traffic accident with bodily injury

1- Traffic accident resulting in damage to private property

1- Consumption of alcohol under the age of 21

1- Wrongful damaging to private property

3- Domestic disturbance without assault

2- Damage to private property

3- Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant

2- Suicidal ideation

1- Driving under the influence, with personal injury

1- Domestic disturbance with assault

1- Registered sex offender

2- Traffic accident resulting in damage to government property

1- Larceny of private property

1- Shoplifting

1- Wrongful possession of other drugs

1- Assault consummated by battery

2- No driver’s license

1- Wrongful damaging to private property

1- Expired registration

1- Failure to maintain lane

1- No current safety

1- Larceny of private property

1- Unlawful entry

1- Larceny of Exchange property

1- Domestic disturbance without assault

1- Burglary

1- Assault

1- Burglary in the second degree

1- Duty upon striking


Tripler Army Medical Center

1- Accident involving damage to vehicle or property

1- Inattention to driving  

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