Visiting West Point

Entrance Instructions

In order to ensure your expedient entrance into West Point, please read the instructions below carefully. Please also remember to allow additional time to enter the post when attending these events.

Spectators may use forms of identification to enter West Point such as a driver’s license, passport, Department of Defense (DoD) identification (i.e., Common Access Card and Guard/Reserve, retired military and dependent identification cards) to enter West Point.

U.S. Citizens: All visitors age 16 and older visiting West Point MUST provide valid photo identification such as; a current valid driver’s license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Each individual, age 16 and older, must present their own form of identification. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Currently, driver’s licenses from the states of American Samoa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington do not meet Department of Homeland Security standards under the REAL ID Act (federal officials may continue to accept enhanced driver’s licenses from Minnesota and Washington). Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories to check if your state driver’s license meets requirements to serve as identification on government installations. If you possess a valid DoD issued identification card this new requirement does not affect your ability to enter military installations.

Acceptable alternate forms of identification are a U.S. passport, a permanent resident card/Alien Registration Receipt (form 1-551), a foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp or visa or an employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766).

For more information go to: http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or just go to the Department of Homeland Security homepage at: http://www.dhs.gov.

Service Dogs

There are no breed restrictions on service dogs. If it is a certified service dog, then it is allowed on a DoD installation. If it is not a service dog, then all of the restrictions apply (this includes pets, therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, activity dogs, etc.). For more information, review the Army Directive 2013-01, Guidance on the Acquisition and Use of Service Dogs by Soldiers and DODI 1300.27, Guidance on the Use of Service Dogs by Service Members.

Gates and Parking

Parking is extremely limited at West Point, therefore you will not be able to drive to the event sites. Parking is available at Target Field and transportation to the event sites will be provided.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from all 2016 DoD Warrior Games venues: firearms, knives, weapons, explosives, firecrackers, pepper spray, mace, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Exceptions to the prohibited list may be allowed for medical reasons (e.g., syringes, inhalers, etc.). Firearm concealed-carry permits are not recognized at West Point. Backpacks, gym bags, camera bags, coolers, etc. are allowed at the venues, but will be searched prior to being allowed into a venue.

The following breeds or breed mixes are prohibited on the USMA campus: Akita, Chow, Doberman, Pit-bull, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Terriers and Wolf hybrids. If you have questions about your breed, please call the Visitors Center at (845) 938-2638.

No Geo-tagging is allowed on the USMA Campus.

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