Active duty offered free entrance to all national parks Published Dec. 11, 2013 460th Space Wing Public Affairs BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- To show their appreciation for those serving, the National Park Service will issue annual passes for free entrance to all 397 national parks to active-duty military members and their family 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Exchange. The military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Forest Service. "Through the years, military members, especially those far from home in times of conflict, have found inspiration in America's patriotic icons and majestic landscapes, places like the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon that are cared for by the NPS and symbolize the nation that their sacrifices protect," said Jonathan B. Jarvis, NPS director. "This new pass is a way to thank military members and their families for their service and their sacrifices." For more information, visit the NPS website.