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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Commander to Get Virginia Driver's License through DMV Mobile Office
DMV 2 Go Provides All Services to Military Personnel

RICHMOND - After 30 years in the Marines, including the last three as Base Commander at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Colonel Daniel J. Choike will soon officially call himself a Virginian. After traveling all over the world, the Michigan native plans to retire and settle in Virginia. On Wednesday, May 16, Col. Choike will obtain his Virginia driver's license while the DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center is at Quantico. DMV 2 Go will provide all DMV services to military members and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Marine Corps Exchange (Building 3500).

The handicapped-accessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards -- road and knowledge tests are available, and applicants may get their pictures taken. Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, and get vehicle titles, license plates and decals. If Virginians have recently moved, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record, and also update their voter registration address and organ donor status. Customers can search for other state services through a wireless Virginia Internet portal.

"DMV staff looks forward to providing service to Col. Choike and other service men and women and their families at Quantico," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "We will be prepared to assist with services specific to military personnel. For example, active duty military members may have questions about proving Virginia residency, titling vehicles in Virginia vs. their home state, or extending the validity of their driver's licenses or vehicle registrations while stationed outside Virginia."

DMV offers more than 30 military-themed special plates.

Customers are encouraged to research and bring the required documents to complete their transactions. To determine what documents are needed, use the interactive document guide at www.dmvNOW.com.

****Media interested in covering this event should RSVP no later than Monday, May 14. Please provide the following information to Katy Lloyd at Katy.Lloyd@dmv.virginia.gov or (804) 367-0148: names of every person attending, media outlet, and make and model of the car you'll be bringing on base. You will be required to check in as you arrive. If your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed on base.

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