I am researching the real id's and the auxiliary ID. Per our state's DOT website, Real ID will be required to enter military bases and federal offices, with the exception of federal courthouses. This will be required by October, 2020.
I am reading the Auxiliary Manual and have not seen any indication on whether Auxiliary ID's will be allowed as ID to enter military bases. The manual states that members will have access to the Coast Guard Exchanges and DOD exchanges (with limitations). However, will we have issues entering the bases if we do not have a real ID?
I have only heard anecdotal statements that those members without a real ID will still be able to access base facilities with the use of our auxiliary ID. However, I have not seen any directive about this.
Being that to meet the requirements to get an Auxiliary ID, we have to meet the general requirements for Real ID (birth certificate, SSN), should there be a directive to allow the Auxiliary ID card to meet the requirements for those who cannot get their Real ID in a timely manner? If not, should the Auxiliary make it a new requirement that members obtain the Real ID?
I wanted to get some input and some insight before I take this up.