The Veterans Administration recently announced their new application process to apply for the Veterans Identification Card (VIC). Back in 2015, The Veterans Identification Act ordered the VA to issue a VIC to veterans, also referred to as the universal photo ID. The VA was supposed to have this card available by 2016, and just released it's plan to apply this November. It's said that veterans who apply this December, should have their physical cards within 60 days, and their electronic cards by mid-December.
Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which is supposed to be safer, and more convenient than carrying around your standard DD-214, and the card provides a photo. The VIC will be accepted by majority of vendors and retailers that offer discounts to veterans as well as government agencies.