As a form of ID this would add too much expense to the already over-burdened DEERS system, unless it was based on fee for service, and with the availability of other forms of ID is unnecessary. People who have served who continue to receive GI benefits such as Retirement Benefits, VA Disability Benefits should be the only veterans who carry a military ID. Everyone who is discharged from military service receives a DD FORM 214 which characterizes their service, and serves as proof of military service. Most of the comments I've seen in favor have only to do with "I served my country for [20-x] years. I risked my life, etc, why can't I have a veterans ID card. My response to that is thank you for your service, and, will having a piece of plastic in your wallet make you any prouder to have served? This Bill does not give any more rights to veteran's other than allowing them TO PAY FOR ANOTHER FORM OF ID. Having served 9 years in Afghanistan will not get you a military retirement or any other government-paid benefit and never will, unless you have a VA related disability. Many people on here in favor of this Bill are thinking that some other kind of benefits will be given. IF someone wanted the benefits then like me or countless other Americans like me, they should have stayed in for at least 20 YEARS. Those are the rules, and that's what's FAIR.