In 2015, Congress mandated that Veterans Identification Cards (VIC) would be made available to qualified veterans as proof of their service. With that card processing system now in place, no longer do veterans have to carry a DD-214 with them to qualify for discounts and other services. Full details on this new benefit for veterans can be accessed by clicking HERE FOR THE VIC CARD.
According to the VA’s website, “Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.” (Quote from Veterans Administration reference link above.)
For companions who live in Washington, the state now provides for a veteran endorsement on your driver’s license, free of charge, by going into any DMV office. Details for obtaining that state endorsement can be found by clicking HERE FOR DMV ENDORSEMENT.
(Above image taken from Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs website at http://www.dva.wa.gov/veteran-designation-available-now-wa-drivers-license)
ALSO NOTE: For veterans, be sure to check out the new Exchange shopping privileges by mail, described in an earlier blog dated 15 April 2018.