DMV Salutes Active Military and Veterans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2011

DMV Launches New Web Page To Honor Veterans And Active Military

Sacramento — The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 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 year from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Remember, you can order California Veterans special interest license plates at www.dmv.ca.gov. The California Department of Veterans Affairs uses proceeds to benefit participating county veteran service offices and to commemorate veteran organizations.

Be sure to check out two other DMV special interest web pages specifically created for our Motorcycle and Truckers/Commercial License communities.

DMV Salutes Active Military and Veterans

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Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (www.dmv.ca.gov), including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133. DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.