February 24, 2012
MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARD LOCATIONS IN CONNECTICUT
By: Joseph R. Holstead, Principal Analyst
You asked for a list of locations in Connecticut where family members of U.S. armed forces service members can obtain or renew a Department of Defense (DoD) identification card.
Using the DoD's Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) locator, we found five Connecticut DoD I.D. locations serving family members, which are listed in Table 1 below.
TABLE 1: Connecticut Locations for Military Family Members to Obtain DoD I.D.
Coast Guard Academy
I.D. Card Section, Munro Hall
CT Air National Guard
103 Air Wing 100 Nicholson Rd.
CT Air National Guard
103rd Air Control Squadron
206 Boston Post Rd
Middletown Armed Forces Readiness Center
Human Resource Office
375 Smith Street
Navy Submarine Base New London
Connecticut's Military Department legislative liaison, Lt. Col. Timothy Tomcho notes “As the issuance of I.D. cards is a controlled process and requires secured communications and trained personnel to operate the specialized equipment, the number of sites where I.D. cards are issued is limited.”
Eligible people are encouraged to (and in some cases, must) make appointments via the RAPIDS reservation website: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx, which is the protocol for the East Granby location. Other locations take phone reservations and walk-ins (such as the Middletown Armed Forces Readiness Center and the submarine base in Groton).
Military personnel and their family members may also access locations at facilities out of state, such as the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, or Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Additional RAPIDS sites are available using the following link: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/appj/site?execution=e1s1.
When getting a new I.D. card, service members and their adult family members must bring two forms of acceptable identification, which include a:
1. DoD I.D. card;
2. driver's license;
3. U.S. passport; or
4. photo I.D. card that a federal, state, or local government issues.
Visit the following link for a complete list and additional information on required documentation for obtaining a DoD I.D.: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/html/RequiredDocuments.html