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- Standard credential:
Your standard driver’s license, like the one you may have in your wallet right now, can be used to drive. In addition, a driver’s license or identification card can be used as ID to vote, cash a check, apply for or receive government benefits, or conduct everyday local business.The next time you renew your standard credential and choose not to upgrade to a REAL ID, it will display “Federal Limits Apply” in the top right corner in order to distinguish it from a REAL ID compliant credential. Because of a federal law change, beginning October 1, 2020, you will not be able to use this style to board a domestic flight or to access secure federal facilities. If you have a U.S. Passport or another form of approved identification, you can use that instead. Effective immediately, some military bases may no longer accept non-REAL ID compliant credentials which display “Federal Limits Apply.” Please verify identification requirements prior to your visit.
- REAL ID compliant credential:
The new REAL ID compliant driver’s license and identification card can also be used for all of the same purposes as a standard credential.However, beginning October 1, 2020, the federal government will require you to present this upgraded REAL ID compliant credential or another form of approved identification in order to board a domestic flight or to access secure federal facilities.REAL ID compliant credentials display a small star in the upper right corner to indicate they meet federal requirements. Choose which documents you’ll need to bring to DMV to get a REAL ID with DMV’s interactive Document Guide.
- You will not need this credential for domestic air travel until October 1, 2020. Until then, you can use your current driver’s license or identification card to board a plane.
- The credential is completely optional. If you won’t need it, you don’t need to get it but remember you cannot use a NON REAL ID to get a GAP pass.
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Last Fall, PBS produced and aired a one-hour program on Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 12. The program tells the story of Honor Flight veterans and volunteers beautifully!
Watch the video here!
We hope you enjoy the program, and feel free to share the link with other volunteers and help spread the mission of Honor Flight!
We are so excited to kick off the 2019 season in a few short months. You can see the ever changing schedule now on our 2019 schedule page – https://honorflightdca.com/schedule/
Check back for updates; new and changed flights, updated GAP passes, and fun Honor Flight activities throughout the year. New information arrives weekly!
David Philip Beere, a veteran of World War II, was hoping to come to DC on an Honor Flight but has become ill. Please send him birthday wishes, wishes for improved health, and your thanks for his service!
David Philip Beere
An additional feature we are proud to present in an ongoing list of all Memorial greeting opportunities. While this website’s purpose is to share DCA arrivals and schedules, many hubs fly in and out of neighboring airports (BWI and IAD). In order to best serve our veterans and recruit the most volunteers, we’ve added a special link to the Memorial page which will list out all Honor Flight scheduled visits to WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. This includes DCA, BWI, and IAD arriving hubs. This report will be produced weekly and cover the following 14 calendar days.
As always, this information is subject to change and modification without notice. Airline delays, downtown activities, and a constantly evolving schedules mean our hubs (and volunteers) must be flexible. We hope you find this report valuable and another opportunity to greet all our veterans in downtown DC!
The DCA airport (National) is undergoing some serious construction as part of a $163.5 million, two year project. We want to make sure all our volunteers leave plenty of time to navigate the temporary paths, parking, and walkways so no one misses greeting a vet!
Please allow extra time in your journey through DCA. Things we’ve noticed:
- Garage spaces limited/closed
- Very heavy traffic and lane closures
- Construction around new security area
- Upper level for staging buses for pick up and drop off
- feel free to comment below if you have tips to share with fellow volunteers!
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