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Why a Trip to the DMV Might Be a Good Thing for Vets

I think it's safe to say standing in line at the DMV isn't the way most folks want to spend an afternoon. But now the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is teaming up with the Department of Motor Vehicles to make that line worth veterans' while. The two agencies have come up with a new program called CalVet Connect.

Now when veterans go to the DMV to get a driver license, they can check a box on the license application indicating they've served in the military. That information will then make its way to CalVet:

CalVet Secretary Peter J. Gravett estimates there are about 2 million veterans living in the Golden State. California vets looking for more information on how to get hooked up with the benefits they've earned can CLICK HERE.

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