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Two IDs required to get CAC, other IDs

By James Coburn | 37th Training Wing Public Affairs | Dec. 8, 2006

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas — Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification.

Between 800 and 2,000 people a week come to Bldg. 5616 seeking an ID card, and "not many" have two acceptable forms of ID, said Staff Sgt. Jason Spon, assistant NCO in charge of the 37th Mission Support Squadron's Customer Service ID Card Section.

"On average, we probably turn away five to 10 people a day" who have no ID whatsoever, Sergeant Spon said.

He said 37th MSS Customer Service is trying to get the word out about the requirement for two IDs to reduce inconvenience to customers and speed up service for everyone.

At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, Sergeant Spon said. The new requirement is being mandated by the DoD's Defense Manpower Data Center. Sergeant Spon said new computer software is sequence-based and requires two forms of ID to be scanned before it will proceed to the next sequence to issue a new card.

Acceptable forms of ID are:
Group A (picture ID)
-Military dependent ID
-Valid documentation from Immigration and Naturalization Service office with photo
-Driver's license or ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities (including photo)
-U.S. Passport
-U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Mariner card
-School ID with photo

Group B (non-picture)
-Certificate of citizenship or naturalization
-Foreign passport
-Voter registration card
-U.S. Social Security card
-Certification of Birth Abroad
-Unexpired refugee travel document
-Original or certified copy of a birth certificate
-Native American tribal document