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Governor Bob McDonnell first to receive new Military ID card

Posted: 12:10 AM, May 31, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-31 00:10:52-04
Governor Bob McDonnell first to receive new Military ID card

Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell became the first of 823,000 veterans in the state to snag a new DMV-backed 'Military ID’ card.

As it stands, retired military and disabled vets receive ID cards, but most veterans don't have one.

Now with $10, a trip to the DMV, and a driver's license, veterans can get a card and discounts at dozens of stores.

The commissioner of Veterans Services predicts the program will take off and might spread to other states, too.