Some visitors to Fort Bragg will need additional identification to gain access to the post starting in January.
Officials with the nation’s largest military installation said they would begin enforcing stricter ID requirements on Jan. 22.
The requirements are part of the long-delayed enforcement of a federal law known as the REAL ID Act. It also affects other military installations in North Carolina, including Camp Lejeune, and other federal facilities, such as federal courthouses.
“As it stands right now, visitors to Fort Bragg without a REAL ID will need a second form of ID after January 22, 2018,” said Timothy Prevost, captain of the guard at Fort Bragg.
People can obtain a Real ID by applying for one at the state Division of Motor Vehicles.
Officials said service members and family members with a military ID who enter Fort Bragg will not be affected by the new requirements.
The Real ID Act was passed in 2005 in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. A Real ID will be required for commercial air traveling starting late 2020.