DMV brings its services to veterans

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by Mike Gooding, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 5:40 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is doing its part to bring government closer to the people, specifically, military veterans.

DMV 2 Go is a full-service, mobile DMV office on wheels that is brought to the region once every quarter.

The DMV set up shop Wednesday in the Pembroke area of Virginia Beach, outside the Department of Veterans Services field office.

“Whenever possible we want to bring our service to our customers,” said DMV Commissioner Rick Holcomb. “We could not be more happy to be here to help our veterans who have helped us so much and who have served us so much.”

Over the last year, the mobile DMV center has conducted more than 300 transactions outside the Veterans Services office.  Nearly 35 transactions took place Wednesday.

Retired Marine Corps Colonel Jack Hilgers of Virginia Beach was grateful and said government accessibility is important.

“I think it’s fantastic,” he said. “I’m a Vietnam veteran and a lot of us Vietnam veterans are getting long in the tooth and are having trouble getting around. To have the van come here is a real plus for our veterans.”

Holcomb said his department hopes to serve even more veterans in the months ahead. He hopes the DMV is able to open a full-service, bricks-and-mortar office at Naval Station Norfolk within the year.

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