What to know about visitor access:
Visitors, contractors and vendors 18 years and older, entering Aberdeen Proving Ground, who do not have a DoD identification card, will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. Those who present a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, Gold Star ID, or other valid DoD credential won't be affected. This is to ensure that Aberdeen Proving Ground is in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, which requires that 100 percent of visitors be vetted prior to entering the installation. While this is a DoD-wide initiative, we are doing all we can to streamline the process for accessing Aberdeen Proving Ground yet ensure the safety and security of the installation.
The following states/territories are compliant with the REAL ID Act: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The following states/territories have an extension through October 10, 2017, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from these states/territories: Guam, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Northern Marianas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands.