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New ID Cards Being Issued for Military Family Members, Retirees

August 26, 2020

From the Department of Defense website

Sample of the Next Generation Uniformed Services ID card.

Military family members, retirees and their family members and certain others will get new ID cards as they renew or replace their IDs over the next five years.

It will be similar to the common access card used by military personnel and DoD personnel, without the chip. The change applies to well over 5 million people with ID cards who are non-CAC holders, with the largest populations affected being military retirees, and dependents of active duty and retirees. But unless your ID card is about to expire, there’s no need to rush to get the new card, especially during this era of pandemic when officials don’t want ID card offices flooded with people

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