Air passengers without Real IDs will hear from TSA agents at the check-in podium.
The security line at the airport might take slightly longer now.
The Transportation Security Administration has instituted a new policy requiring its agents who check photo IDs at airports to advise travelers without Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses that they have just 13 months to get one.
Those travelers now can expect a short spiel from the TSA agent at the check-in podium, which includes explaining the rules and advising travelers on where they can get more information.
The Real ID Act, passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, requires licenses to be marked with a special insignia or star, indicating that ID holders have gone through extra steps to prove their identity.
The TSA has warned that if travelers don’t comply, it could lead to long lines, confusion and extra waiting time at airports as of October 2020.
Other acceptable forms of ID are a state-issued enhanced driver’s license, a valid passport or U.S. military ID. But most travelers use their state-issued driver’s license.
Across the country, many states are scrambling to get their residents to comply. Some states delayed implementation of the new law because of privacy and cost concerns and were granted extensions. But TSA is saying no more will be given after October 2020.
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Exchange/Commissaries Open to Veterans
According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.
For more information regarding these privileges and access to military installations click button:
Who is eligible Jan. 1, 2020?
Veterans Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war
Veterans with 0-90% service-connected disability ratings
**Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are already eligible under existing DOD policy.
On Jan. 1, individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran under the PCAFC will be eligible for these privileges.
For information about primary family caregivers in the PCAFC, click here:
The mission of the Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA is to advocate for our military community and connect it to the nation we serve.
Community-based Urgent Care Facilities in Lane County
ROSEBURG, OREGON, (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), in accordance with the VA MISSION Act of 2018, is working with local Urgent Care facilities across its area to partner for Veteran care. Veterans may check VA benefit eligibility by calling 1-833-4VETNOW or by calling the RVAHCS eligibility office at (800) 549-8387. A list of available Urgent Care facilities in Lane County is below.
PeaceHealth Medical Group PeaceHealth Medical Group-Oregon
3321 W 11th Ave 1400 Valley River Drive
Eugene, OR 97402 Springfield, OR 97477
LOCAL MILITARY DEERS INFORMATION
Are you in need of updating your military ID? Here is the information about the local military ID DEERS section (in Springfield), hours and days of operation.
The Family Assistance Center and DEERS Military ID section is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except holidays on those days) from 9-11 and 12-3. Lunch is from 11-12.
There are two good phone numbers: 541-915-2391 and 541-463-7280.