DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 15, 2011
Secretary Connaughton helps launch new partnership between DMV and Marine Corps Base Quantico
DMV 2 Go mobile office serves dozens of military members and their families
Richmond- Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton headlined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday celebrating a new partnership between DMV and Marine Corps Base Quantico. Other dignitaries who participated include Senator Toddy Puller, DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, Base Commander Colonel Daniel Choike and Sergeant Major Laura Brown.
From left to right: Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton, Senator Linda "Toddy" Puller, Base Commander Colonel Daniel Choike, Sergeant Major Laura Brown and DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.
DMV's Richmond-based mobile customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, made its debut at Marine Corp Base Quantico on December 12, offering another convenient method for servicemen and women and their families to do their DMV business.
The handicapped-accessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including driver's licenses and ID cards, disabled parking placards, vehicle titles, license plates and decals. DMV staff members assist with a number of services specific to military personnel. For example, active duty military members may have questions about proving Virginia residency, titling vehicles in Virginia versus their home states, or extending the validity of their driver's licenses or vehicle registrations while stationed outside Virginia. Also, DMV offers more than 30 military-themed special plates.
Secretary Connaughton recalled numerous trips to the DMV for both he and his wife after being transferred to Virginia while in the Coast Guard. "When you are dealing with any branch of the military, people are deploying all the time, and families are constantly moving from one place to another. DMV 2 Go is a great customer service to help people as they move in and out,"said Connaughton.
DMV staff served fifty members of the Quantico base community including Marines and their families. One customer, whose husband is a Marine, brought her infant son with her to the mobile office to switch her Washington D.C. license for a Virginia license and said it was the best DMV visit of her life.
"We're proud and honored to launch this convenient service for the Marine Corps Base Quantico community," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "One of our main goals at DMV is to better serve military members and their families, and we believe bringing our services directly to them is a great way to help achieve that goal."
DMV 2 Go will return to Quantico on January 23, 2012 to serve customers on base outside the Lincoln Community Center.
Secretary Connaughton was pleased to see a state agency making government services more easily accessible for Virginia's servicemen and women. He toured the DMV 2 Go mobile office along with DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb and Quantico Base Commander Col. Daniel Choike.