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DoD Does Away With Base Decals

Posted on: July 01, 2013 08:00 EDT by Naval Academy Public Affairs

The Defense Department eliminated the requirement for DoD-issued decals for base access July 1. Anyone with a locally prepared USNA ID Card or a DoD credential, including military retirees and dependents, will not be required to have a decal or to get a temporary pass to drive onto the Naval Academy Yard.

Employees or anyone assigned to the installation for more than 60 days must still register their vehicle at the Pass and ID office at Gate 1. The purpose of base registration is to issue appropriate parking decals for faculty, staff, residents and midshipmen as well as ensure compliance with local safety, insurance, registration, and emission control requirements.

Rank insignia will still be issued to O-6 and above so that they can take advantage of special parking privileges.

There is no reason to remove existing decals or to re-register vehicles currently registered on the installation. New employees or existing employees who get new vehicles are required to register them with the Pass and ID office.

There is no change to non-DoD credentialed visitors or contractor/vender access procedures. Contact the Pass and ID Office at (410) 293-4019 or for more information.

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