Current Service members, retirees and dependents with the required documents may receive identification cards in order to access various benefits and privileges. DD form 2A (Ret) (blue) (Armed Forces Identification Card) is issued to retirees who are entitled to retired pay. DD Form 1173 (Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card) is issued to eligible family members of living and deceased retirees.
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
DEERS is a computerized data bank that contains information on military sponsors and their beneficiaries who may be eligible for medical care and other military privileges. The system is automatically updated when a new ID card is obtained. Retirees who acquire new family members after retirement should contact the nearest ID Card Issuing Facility for information on ID Card issue and DEERS enrollment.
Verify that you and your dependents are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). If so, you may apply to any military identification card issuing facility for issue. If not enrolled in DEERS, you will need to present supporting documents such as retirement orders, marriage certificates, birth certificates, etc. Family members may apply for an ID card without the retired sponsor; however, the sponsor's signature must be notarized before the completed application is presented to the ID Card Issuing Facility.
DD 1172-2 Application for Uniformed Services ID Card and/or DEERS Enrollment
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