new id card for Virginia veterans

Just after the Veterans Day weekend Governor Bob McDonnell presented a new id card for the veterans living in the state of Virginia. The presentation event took place in McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. The Governor himself is a veteran too, he served U.S. Army for over 20 years in active duty and reserve.
The new identification document can be obtained at local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices. This is a result of an agreement reached between the DMV and Department of Veterans Services (DVS). The cost is $10. In order to apply a veteran needs to Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (form DD214), Honorable Discharge Certificate (DD 256) or Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (WD AGO) and a valid unexpired Virginia commercial driver’s license, driver’s license, learner’s permit or DMV-issued ID card. Application can also be submitted online, by mail or fax. For more information on how to apply for a VIC go to
The new id badge is a great convenience for the veterans who can obtain numerous discounts in stores, car dealerships, museums and many other places. Paper based discharge certificate was very inconvenient to carry on daily basis.
It’s being estimated that over 800,000 veterans live in Virginia. DVS and DMV partnership in this case shows a perfect example of various agencies cooperation where DVS avoided buying expensive card printing infrastructure and was still able to get a convenient form of identification for its members.

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