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How to apply for a Veteran ID Card
A Veteran ID Card (VIC) is a digital form of photo ID you can use to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses. You may be eligible if you meet both of these requirements. You served on active duty, in the Reserves, or in the National Guard (including the Coast Guard), and you received an honorable or general discharge (under honorable conditions). If you received an other than honorable, bad conduct, or dishonorable character of discharge, you’re not eligible for a Veteran ID Card. If you have an uncharacterized or unknown discharge status, The VA will have to verify your eligibility before they approve your application. You’ll need to provide a copy of your discharge papers when you apply for a VIC to prove your character of discharge. You can apply online: https://www.va.gov/records/get-veteran-id-cards/vic/
Maine Veterans’ Dental Network (MVDN) to continue Dental Services
Thanks to a generous $200,000 grant from Northeast Delta Dental, the Maine Veterans’ Dental Network (MVDN) will continue its dental services for Maine veterans who otherwise cannot afford them. To qualify for the MVDN, the veteran must meet the following criteria: * Be a Maine resident. * Not 100% service-connected to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. * Cannot afford to pay for dental care out of pocket. * Does not have dental insurance. * Must submit a DD-214 that shows an Honorable or General Under Honorable conditions discharge. The Network has 22 non-profit dental clinics, FQHCs, and Maine Dental Teaching Schools participating, including: Lincoln County Dental (Wiscasset); Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry (Augusta); Waterville Community Dental; the UNE Dental Clinic (Portland); the UMA Dental Clinic (Bangor); Katahdin Valley Health Center (Houlton, Patten, Ashland, Brownville, and Millinocket); Greater Portland Health; St. Croix Regional Family Health Center (Princeton); Eastport Health Care (Eastport); Fish River Rural Health (Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Eagle Lake); Community Dental (Biddeford, Portland, Farmington, and Lewiston), Mainely Teeth (Portland and mobile dental clinic), and Penobscot Community Health Center (Bangor). Veterans who are interested may apply online by visiting: www.maine.gov/governor/mills/veteransdental
Maine Resident Free Lifetime Veteran State Park and Museum Pass
If you are a Maine Veteran, you may be entitled to a Lifetime Day-Use State Park & Museum Pass! To qualify, you must be a resident of Maine and received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions. Just fill out the attached application and mail it to: Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117 Application processing time once received is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Please note that Maine veterans age 65 years or older will not be issued a park pass as they are automatically entitled to free admission as a Maine senior citizen. For more information, please visit: https://www.maine.gov/veterans/benefits/recreational-licenses/lifetime-park-pass.html
Report your Volunteer Hours
The Department of Maine DAV thrives on the dedicated efforts of volunteers. Volunteer hours need to be recorded monthly on the attached form and turned in to Joyce at lvapmaine@gmail.com​. Your volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated!
Join Maine's Driving Force - The DAV Transportation Network!
The Maine DAV Transportation Network received two new 2023 Ford Explorers last Summer. These 4-wheel drive vehicles replaced two 2011 E-350 vans that had logged hundreds of thousands of miles transporting Maine veterans to Togus VA Medical Facility. With this upgrade to our fleet, "Maine's Driving Force" of volunteer drivers continues to provide safe, reliable (and stylish!) rides to the men and women who served. Would you like to drive these new 4-wheel drive vehicles? Become a DAV Driver! Go to: https://www.facebook.com/DAVVTN to learn how!
Updated Expiration Dates for Retired Military ID Cards

ATTENTION RETIRED MILITARY MEMBERS: Beginning in 2026, the old-style, blue ID cards will no longer be accepted, regardless of the printed expiration date. In order to maintain base access, please visit your nearest DEERS/ID card office to obtain a new ID. If you're unable to make it to a military installation, you can also request a new card through the RAPIDS ID Card Office Online:





  
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VFW Hall 1 Hutchinson Street Sanford, ME7/23/2024 7:00 PM7/23/2024 8:00 PM
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Windham Veterans Center35 Memorial Drive Windham, ME7/24/2024 7:00 PM7/24/2024 8:00 PM
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Public Library 43 2nd Street Presque Isle, ME7/28/2024 2:00 PM7/28/2024 3:00 PM
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VFW Hall 41 Canoe Club Road Hampden, ME8/14/2024 6:00 PM8/14/2024 7:00 PM
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Town Hall 416 West Main Street Fort Kent, ME8/18/2024 1:30 PM8/18/2024 2:30 PM
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American Legion Hall 396 Eastern Ave Augusta, ME8/20/2024 5:00 PM8/20/2024 6:00 PM
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Lewiston Armory 65 Central Avenue Lewiston, ME8/20/2024 5:30 PM8/20/2024 6:30 PM
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Elks Lodge 179 Park Row Brunswick, ME8/20/2024 6:00 PM8/20/2024 7:00 PM
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Public Library 43 2nd Street Presque Isle, ME8/25/2024 2:00 PM8/25/2024 3:00 PM
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VFW Hall 1 Hutchinson Street Sanford, ME8/27/2024 7:00 PM8/27/2024 8:00 PM
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