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Old 10-25-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
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Veterans, read this from Army Times

The VA will be issuing ID cards to Veterans, here's the link to article:

https://www.armytimes.com/news/2017/...g-in-november/
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:44 PM   #2
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That would be something useful for many. I've been able to use my VA card for just about everything, since I have a service-connected disability. I never really liked the idea of carrying a copy of my DD 214.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Will apply when I can. Later RJD
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:02 PM   #4
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Nice to know. I use my VA medical card.

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Old 11-02-2017, 12:02 PM   #5
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I have the designation on my driver license
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:06 PM   #6
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Just be aware of the statement "The new cards won’t replace VA medical cards or official defense retiree cards, and will not carry any force of law behind them." Just because you flash that, doesn't mean places have to acknowledge it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #7
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Just be aware of the statement "The new cards wonít replace VA medical cards or official defense retiree cards, and will not carry any force of law behind them." Just because you flash that, doesn't mean places have to acknowledge it.
Yea, saw that...like much of what is done for Veterans, the card is meaningless and maybe, MAYBE you can get a discount at some store if you show it, otherwise it just takes up space in the wallet.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #8
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Yea, saw that...like much of what is done for Veterans, the card is meaningless and maybe, MAYBE you can get a discount at some store if you show it, otherwise it just takes up space in the wallet.
Lowe's has a 10% off for vets. But it is only thru use of the Lowe's card. You get your vet status put on the card at store customer service and the discount applies to all purchases with the card. In store or online.

I am not going to get the VA card. I already have my military retiree card.
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Lowe's has a 10% off for vets. But it is only thru use of the Lowe's card. You get your vet status put on the card at store customer service and the discount applies to all purchases with the card. In store or online.

I am not going to get the VA card. I already have my military retiree card.
Not true. They no longer use a retiree ID card or anything else though. You must register online or through a call to their customer service. They then use your phone number to verify your ID. I have used the discount there many times in just the past few weeks. It is pretty easy and painless.

Oh, and I don't have a Lowe's card. Home Depot still uses your ID card or other proof of Vet status (DD214).
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:54 PM   #10
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I just show my DD form 2 (Retiree ID). Never had an issue.
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