DMV Honors Veterans and Active Military

Jaffa King

DMV Honors Veterans and Active Military

CREATED Nov. 10, 2011

SACRAMENTO - The Department of Motor Vehicles is proud to honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces with a new "Area of Interest" web page, exclusively designed to offer a centralized clearinghouse of valuable resources accessible from anywhere in the world.

"Whether you are a veteran or currently serving, the DMV wants to thank you and your family for the sacrifices you have made for this country and the citizens of California," said DMV Director George Valverde. "Many of our own employees are veterans, so we feel a personal connection to our military community."

Veterans, active military and their families will not only enjoy convenient DMV online services at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/coi/veterans/veterans.htm, but can also link with our partner, the California Department of Veterans Affairs, to find resources including information about home loans, voter registration, medical services, and educational assistance.

In addition, a few clicks of the mouse will transport visitors to the websites of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. State Department. 

"We are grateful to our partner, the DMV, for creating this website which serves and honors California's veterans," said Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary.  "This DMV web page will greatly assist veterans in taking care of issues dealing with their motor vehicles.  I also remind all veterans to make sure they identify themselves as veterans on the form when they renew their drivers license or identification card so we can ensure they get notified of all the benefits they have earned."

An estimated 2.2 million veterans live in the Golden State and that number increases as an average 30,000 troops return each month from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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