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New WI license identifies military veterans

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Starting in December, a new statewide program will allow veterans to more easily claim discounts and benefits at many businesses.

Through the program veterans will have the option to have an identifier put on their drivers licenses. The identifier will say "veteran" in red on the front of their licenses.

Coordinators say the new program will be convenient for many veterans who don't want to carry around extra identification.

"If they didn't have a military ID they would have to bring in a DD214 which has sensitive information like social security numbers on it, which most people don't like to carry around. So with having veteran right on their license will make it a lot easier for all service members," says UWEC Veterans Coordinator Miranda Cross-Schindler.

Normal license renewal or replacement fees will apply. To apply for the certification, veterans must go through the State Department of Veterans' Affairs.

For more information on the new identification, visit the DMV's web site.

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