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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, May 16, 2012
DMV 2 Go Mobile Office to Serve Veterans during Welcome Home Event
Military/Veteran Services a Priority for DMV
RICHMOND - The Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) mobile customer service center called DMV 2 Go will offer all DMV services to veterans, their families, and anyone attending the Welcome Home Veterans event on Saturday, May 19. DMV 2 Go will be open for business from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Veterans' Resource Village at the Carillon in Byrd Park.
The handicapped-accessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards. Applicants may get their pictures taken and have vision screenings. 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 addresses on their DMV record, and also update their voter registration and organ donor information.
DMV staff will be prepared to assist with services specific to veterans including accepting and processing certificates of disability, which allow veterans to apply for a registration fee exemption and special license plates. DMV offers more than 30 military-themed license plates.
"We fully support Governor Bob McDonnell's goal of making government services more easily accessible for our veterans," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "What better way than to bring services directly to them. We are honored to be a part of this event."
This week, Governor McDonnell announced DMV's Troops to Trucks program, a partnership of state government, the military and transportation industry to provide training and career opportunities for military personnel and jobs for veterans, as well as fulfill the trucking and busing industries' needs for qualified licensed commercial vehicle drivers.
DMV's mobile office makes routine visits to military bases and veterans administration offices around Virginia, including Fort Belvoir, Fort Lee, and Marine Corps Base Quantico. For a complete calendar of scheduled DMV 2 Go locations, visit http://www.dmvnow.com/exec/csc/mcscalendar.asp.