Ribbon-cutting ceremony also celebrated Virginia’s new veterans ID card
Del. Greg Habaab participated in a ribbon-cutting event on Monday, Oct. 15 celebrating a partnership between DMV and the Salem VA Medical Center.
DMV is committed to providing regular services, including Virginia’s new veterans ID card, to veterans at the Salem VA Medical Center through a mobile office, called DMV 2 Go.
DMV 2 Go provides all DMV transactions, offering a convenient way for veterans at the Salem VA Medical Center to conduct DMV business including applying for Virginia’s new veterans ID card, while they are already on the campus receiving other services.
DMV now issues the ID cards to veterans for proof of veteran status to receive discounts from retailers and restaurants. Since Memorial Day, DMV issued more than 22,000 veterans ID cards.
“It’s always good to honor our veterans in any way we can because they are such an important part of Virginia,” said Del. Habeeb.
DMV staff served more than 40 customers at the Salem VA Medical Center on Oct. 15. Four customers applied for veterans ID cards.
“We support Governor Bob 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,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “We were delighted to have the opportunity to show Del. Habeeb firsthand some of the many ways we are committed to that goal.”
Submitted by Erik Rison, Office of Del. Greg Habeeb.