ID Cards & DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System)

<——KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.—–>

*ANY Expired Identification card is NOT valid to Include Expired Military Identification card.

  • While DEERS offices don’t accept appointments, it would be good to CALL AHEAD before making the trip. Personnel are periodically out of the office & sometimes the network is down.

–>MAP of DEERS locations: http://kentuckyguard.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/DEERS-Locations-Mapped.pptx

–>DoD Common Access Card (CAC) Identification Chart: http://kentuckyguard.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/CAC-Identification-Chart.pdf

–>DoD ID Card Chart: http://kentuckyguard.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/U.S.-DoD-Uniformed-Services-ID-Card-Identification-Chart.pdf

–>LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS TO BRING: http://kentuckyguard.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/List_of_Acceptable_Documents.pdf

 (additional information can be found at the very bottom of this page)

Obtaining an ID Card

For Military Personnel:

  • For Rank Change: Have Orders because it may not reflect in DEERS and two forms of identification.
  • For New ETS or Enlistment: Have contract in hand because it may not reflect in DEERS and have two forms of identification.
  • For Names Change: Have two of the Following, Marriage license, Social Security Card (with new Name) or other appropriate court Documentation.
  • For Expired ID cards: MUST Have expired ID Card.
  • For Lost Or Stolen ID cards: Consult with your local DEERS personnel.
  • For Retirees: Have your retirement orders if you have not yet received a Retiree Card.

For Military Dependents:

  • To Add a Spouse to DEERS: Have marriage certificate, social security card and drivers license. If previously divorced bring divorce decree to remove prior spouse. NEW SPOUSE CANNOT BE ADDED UNTIL THE DIVORCE IS VERIFIED. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse may bring power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172.
  • To Add a Child to DEERS: Have birth certificate (or hospital certificate if child is less than 3 months old).A social security number is required but a child can be added without it. After 90 days the child will no longer qualify for any benefits until the social security number is provided. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse may bring a power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172.
  • To Make an ID Card for a Spouse: Spouse must have two forms of identification and one must be a picture form. If a previous card was issued it must be returned. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse may bring a power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172.
  • To Make an ID Card for a Child: The child must be 10 years old with few exceptions. PLEASE CONSULT DEERS PERSONNEL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse/guardian may bring power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172.
  • College Students: Must have an original letter from their college with an anticipated graduation date and enrollment date on it. College students can receive ID Cards until the age of 23. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172 or a legal representative with the sponsors power of attorney must accompany the student.
  • Incapacitated Children: If the child is not yet in DEERS as incapacitated, an original doctors letter will be required stating the dependent is NOT able to care for themselves or that they need the sponsors assistance and if it’s permanent or temporary. If it is temporary an anticipated recovery date will need to also be on the letter.

DEERS Stations

Ashland Armory 2519 Lexington Ave, Ashland, KY 502-607-2122, 2157 or 2114
Frankfort, Ky.
Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601 502-607-1660
Bowling Green, Ky. 920 Old Morgantown Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42102 502-607-2212, 2213 or 2214
Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division; 2577 A Screaming Eagle Blvd., Rm 128, Fort Campbell, KY 42223 270-798-2424, 4838
Fort Knox 103 Chaffee Ave Bldg 1384, Fort Knox, KY 502-624-1626, 1667
Lexington Armory 4301 Airport Rd., Lexington, KY 40510 502-607-2444 or 2449
Louisville
Air Guard Base
1101 Old Grade Ln. Building 100, Louisville, KY 40213 502-413-4400 option 1 or option 2
Louisville, Bowman Field Armory 3600 Century Division Way, Louisville, KY 40205 502-607-2677 or 2634
London, Ky. 20 State Police Rd., London, KY 40741 502-607-5461, 5462
Owensboro, Ky. 3300 Tamarack Rd., Owensboro, KY 502-607-3209, 3227 or 3239
Richmond, Ky.
1812 Irvine Rd., Richmond, KY 40475 502-607-2741, 2759
Burlington, Ky. Armory 2676 Conrad Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 502-607-3551, 3518 or 3527

*Additional References:

–>For more information, please visit TRICARE’s official site: http://www.tricare.mil/DEERS/

RAPIDS site locator: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/appj/site;jsessionid=4qzWR121szWKp-BnpE5oaEfb7ftTxi4vpP8cGE57CV8yLAQXbpat!1767993544?execution=e1s1

and

http://www.cac.mil

–>To Add a Newborn to DEERS: Enrollment within 30 days of birth.  Have birth certificate (or hospital certificate if child is less than 3 months old).  A social security number is required but a child can be added without it. After 90 days the child will no longer qualify for any benefits until the social security number is provided. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse may bring a power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172. CLICK HERE.

–>To Add a Stepchild to DEERS: Have Marriage Certificate and birth certificate (or hospital certificate if child is less than 3 months old).  A social security number is required but a child can be added without it. After 90 days the child will no longer qualify for any benefits until the social security number is provided. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172 or the spouse may bring a power of attorney or a sponsor SIGNED DD Form 1172. CLICK HERE.

–>To Add a Child to DEERS of a Single Father: Must have the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP, provided at time of birth at hospital) or Court Order that establishes paternity and birth certificate (or hospital certificate if child is less than 3 months old).  A social security number is required but a child can be added without it. After 90 days the child will no longer qualify for any benefits until the social security number is provided. The sponsor must be present to sign the DD Form 1172. CLICK HERE.

–>For Names Change: Have the following documentation, Marriage license, Social Security Card (with new Name), Driver’s License (with new Name) or other appropriate court Documentation.

–>For Lost or Stolen ID cards: Must have two current forms of ID as well as an AGO 1000-13 Lost/Stolen Incident Report for CAC ID Cards or a Police Report. CLICK HERE for the form: http://kentuckyguard.dodlive.mil/files/2016/03/AGO-1000-13-Lost_Stolen-Incident-Report-For-CAC_ID-Cards.pdf