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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, June 12, 2013
Media Contact: Katy Lloyd
Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV Mobile Office Will Visit Veterans Forum June 17
Veteran ID Applications Available
RICHMOND - The Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) mobile customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, will be providing all services, including veteran ID card applications, at a Veterans Forum and Flag Day Celebration, June 14 at the American Legion, located at 1708 Commonwealth Avenue in Richmond, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The forum is being hosted by Virginia Senator Walter Stosch.
On behalf of the Department of Veterans Services, DMV issues veteran ID cards to show status to receive discounts from retailers and restaurants. DMV has already issued more than 37,000 veteran ID cards since Governor Bob McDonnell announced the program about a year ago. The goal was to issue 10,000 in the first year.
DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb will be one of the featured speakers during the forum. He will discuss DMV' military and veteran-friendly initiatives which, in addition to veteran ID cards, include implementation of Virginia's Troops to Trucks program that helps train service members for civilian careers in the transportation industry; opening a DMV customer service center (CSC) on post at Fort Lee; plans for CSCs at Fort Belvoir and Naval Station Norfolk; and scheduling DMV 2 Go visits to military installations throughout the Commonwealth.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our customer service initiatives for military members and veterans at the forum and to serve veterans at the American Legion," said Holcomb. "We support Governor McDonnell's goal of making Virginia the most veteran friendly state in America, and what better way to illustrate that than by bringing government services directly to veterans."
To be eligible for the veterans ID card, applicants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and received a discharge status other than dishonorable; hold an unexpired Virginia commercial driver's license, driver's license, learner's permit or DMV-issued ID card; and present a copy of a U.S. Armed Forces veteran service proof document such as the DD214, DD256 or WD AGO. The cost of a veteran ID card is $10.
For more information about veteran ID cards, visit www.dmvNOW.com. For more details, scheduling information, and a calendar of upcoming locations for DMV 2 Go, visit www.dmvNOW.com/DMV2GO. To connect with DMV 2 Go on Twitter, use @VirginiaDMV or #DMV2Go.