LVMAC Tidbit: New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees.

August 28, 2020

No identity chips to be implanted, yet

WASHINGTON —  The Department of Defense began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards July 31, the first time since 1993 that changes to the card have been made.The complete transition to the new ID card, is targeted for January 2026, said Michael Sorrento, director of the Defense Manpower Data Center.  In the meantime, the current cards will continue to work.  In an effort to conserve resources and limit the impact on ID card issuance facilities, cards will not be reissued solely for the purpose of obtaining the Next Gen USID card.

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Forward Observer: VA Veteran ID Card Available — Trying to Get It Right the Second Time Around

February 18, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005According to a 12 February post on the VA’s VAntage Point blogsite, the VA Veteran ID card (VIC) is available for registration once again.  Previously the VA ID card was on hold due to a “high volume of traffic” according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read the rest of this entry »

LVMAC Tidbit — Northampton County Launches Veterans ID Discount Card Program

November 12, 2016

Northampton County rolls out Veterans ID Discount program – The Morning Call

Northampton County LogoNorthampton County officials are rolling out a veterans’ discount program meant to recognize their sacrifices and also promote local businesses.

Source: Northampton County rolls out Veterans ID Discount program – The Morning Call

Editor’s Comment:  To get the card, click here.  Please note the card has not official value.  Click here for the explanation.


As of 12 November 2016

LVMAC Tidbit — PA Designates Its Veterans as License-Worthy

March 5, 2014

Drvr License with Vet DesignationVeterans! Heads Up on Your Next Driver’s License Renewal

On March 4 with a lot of fanfare at Fort Indiantown Gap and after considerable time spent to get it up and running,  Governor Corbett officially announced that veterans now can apply to PennDOT’s Department of Motor Vehicles for a new veterans designation on their drivers licenses (or identification cards) at their option and at no extra charge (if being done during as part of the routine cycle for driver’s license renewal or first application).  The designation consists of an American flag with the word “Veteran” beneath it.  The measure was authorized by Act 176 of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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