Virginia Issues Vets ID Cards

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Virginia Issues Vets ID Cards

Post by Keith Holman » Wed May 23, 2012 4:59 pm

Title: New Veterans ID Card to be launched May 30
> Body: This may be coming to your State, but as of 30 May it'll commence
> in Virginia!
>
> The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Veterans
> Services (DVS) have joined as partners to offer a veterans ID card, and
> Commissioner Galanti asked me to share information about the card with you.
> Governor McDonnell will announce the ID card at a news conference at 1 p.m.
> on May 30 at the McGuire VAMC.
>
> Veterans frequently ask us for an identification card that shows their
> status as a veteran of the U.S. military. While retired military and
> veterans with a disability rating from the VA are issued ID cards, these men
> and women comprise just a fraction of the state's veteran population. The
> remaining veterans have no way to show veteran status other than by their
> DD214. The DD214 is the official discharge document and not something most
> veterans carry with them.
>
>
> This is unfortunate because thousands of Virginia restaurants and retailers
> offer discounts and other special promotions to veterans and military,
> especially around Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Virginia s new veterans
> ID card will enable veterans to easily show veteran status and also will
> enable retailers, restaurants, and other organizations to easily verify the
> individual s status as a veteran. It is a win/win situation for everyone.
>
>
> Beginning May 30 after the news conference, veterans may apply for the
> Virginia veterans ID card through these DMV service outlets:
>
>
> DMV customer service centers
>
> DMV 2 Go mobile offices
>
> www.dmvNOW.com <http://www.dmvnow.com/U.S. mail:
> P.O. Box 27412, Richmond, VA 23269-0001
>
> Fax: (804) 367-1112
>
>
> You must have a valid Virginia drivers license or identification card. You
> will also need a copy of your DD- 214 indicating any discharge status other
> than dishonorable. There is a $10 one-time cost for the card. Virginia
> Veterans ID cards never expire. You will receive your new Virginia Veterans
> ID card in the mail within a week.
>
>
> I hope you will share information about the new veterans ID card with your
> members. Additional information will be available on both the DVS and DMV
> websites after May 30, 2012.
>
> If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact me by
> phone (804 371-0441) or email (anne.atkins@dvs.virginia.gov
> ) .
>
> Thanks so much for your support.
>
> Anne Atkins
> Director of Communications
> Virginia Department of Veterans Services
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Re: Virginia Issues Vets ID Cards

Post by TONY SUPLICKI » Sat May 26, 2012 12:11 am

MY COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY HAS BEEN ISSUING THESE FOR OVER A YEAR AT NO COST,THEY ALSO TAKE YOUR DD214 AND REGISTER ITIN COUNTY RECORDS IN CASE ORIGINAL GETS LOST

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Re: Virginia Issues Vets ID Cards

Post by Keith Holman » Sat May 26, 2012 3:33 am

I remember when I was getting out that they recommended we take our DD214 and register it with the local records office for that reason.

Cool that non-Federal jurisdictions are doing this.
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