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Fort Campbell to Tighten Access To Post

Visitors to Fort Campbell will soon need more than a driver's license to get on post.

The Army will require people to go to the visitor center at Gate 4 to obtain a pass and be subject to a criminal history check starting Aug. 15. A Department of Defense-issued identification card will still suffice to access the post.

Fort Campbell spokesman Robert Jenkins told The Leaf-Chronicle says similar measures have been used in the past and this one is to bring the installation into uniform compliance with other posts.

Jenkins says the background checks will only take a minute, but anyone with a criminal history will be denied access to Fort Campbell, a sprawling military installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.