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Army base adapts policy regarding ID cards

by Admin 17. August 2012 14:30

A U.S. Army base in Georgia recently adjusted its policy regarding military identification cards, according to a published report.

Also known as the Common Access Card, the identification card is considered one of the most important documentation paperwork items used by members of the service, their family members and civilians with the U.S. Department of Defense and contractors, The Signal of Fort Gordon reports.

Garrison Commander Colonel Robert Barker enacted Garrison Policy 72, which prohibits duplicating military ID cards, as well as photocopying them and other government identification cards.

When a copy of a form of identification is required, the personnel ought to use a driver's license or a civilian identification card in its stead.

"I would question any business that tries to require a photocopy of a military ID," director Tom Brooks with the Military Personnel Service Division told the news source. "Why do they need it? If it's a business that offers a military discount, then seeing the ID should be enough. If it's for something like a rental property, then there's no reason people can’t just use a driver’s license."

Yet the new policy does have exceptions.

Copies may be used for hospitals and medical centers as outlined by the memorandum, which approves medical treatment, completion of paperwork for insurance claims, filling prescriptions and acquiring supplies.

Security personnel collects and destroys duplicated identification cards as a safety precaution.

Helping preserve safety is also the motive of a California check center.

The Community Voice reports the Check Center in Rohnert Park is set to issue free child identification cards this Sunday as part of an effort to help identify missing children in a more rapid fashion.

"We welcome the opportunity to sponsor this important effort in Rohnert Park," store manager Holly Wesley with the Check Center told the news source.

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