The Charlevoix County administration has introduced new photo id cards for its veteran residents. There are many places where veterans can obtain discounts for products and services however photo id proof of veteran status is required. Veterans who receive medical treatment on regular basis have Veteran Affairs issued ID cards but others usually don’t. In ordder to apply for county VA id card a veteran needs to bring their official DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from military active duty) and fill simple application form. Cards are printed right away at no charge. More information can be obtained by calling John Hess from county VA office at (231) 547-7220.