Active duty service men and women -- Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves-- and their dependents, can get the free military version of the America the Beautiful annual pass in person by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID at the entrance gate to the park or online through the National Park Service at http://www.store.usgs.gov/
The annual pass grants entry into iconic sites such as: Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, the USS Arizona Memorial, Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, and the Statue of Liberty, to name a few. There are 401 national parks and monuments (at least one in each state). When you add in national wildlife refuges, national forests, military historic sites and battlefields, the number grows to more than 2,000 federal land sites that the annual pass grants entry to. The military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is available to active duty service members all year long. The military pass was introduced in 2012.
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