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Military families to get free pass to national parks
The legislation, introduced in July by Sen. Jon Tester, D Montana, would cut the cost of the annual pass in half for active duty military members. The bill also would expand a $10 lifetime pass for retired military by removing the current minimum age of 62.
military and their families are now eligible for free passes to national parks and monuments as part of a program timed to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, the White House announced.
"We collect about $150 million in fees nationwide, so we don think that this amount of decrease will be significant to the Puma Purple Suede overall operations of the service," Jarvis said.
Under the program, military members and their dependents will only need to show Defense Department identification to get the free passes.
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White House officials made no mention of either bill in their announcement.
moves ahead of legislation proposed last year called the National Parks Freedom Pass Act.
The program will cost $2 million to $6 million in lost revenue, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said.
Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama are leading a national effort called Joining Forces designed to provide support to military members and their families.
A similar House bill remains in committee. That proposal from Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R Florida, calls for a lifetime half price pass for members of the military.
"We have a new way to thank those who serve their country in the military," Salazar said Monday.
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In addition to honoring those who have defended the country, Salazar noted strong ties between the parks and the military, going back to the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872.
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In a conference call with reporters, Jill Biden the wife of Vice President Joe Biden said, "We are so pleased to be putting out a welcome mat for our military families at America most beautiful and storied sites."
rangers until the National Park Service was created 44 years later.
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