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Glock Salute to Veterans Program

Are you an honorably discharged veteran? Be sure to take advantage of Glock’s Salute to Veterans program before it ends November 11th.

Learn more here.

6 Responses to “Glock Salute to Veterans Program”

  1. Seamus says:

    I could be wrong, but I though you were not allowed to make photo copies of your military ID. If true, then Why in 2020 is Glock making this a requirement? There are other ways to prove you are in the military, (ie .mil email address, orders, LES etc.)

  2. MG says:

    Yes, it is against regulations to photocopy your ID and there are many other ways to verify vets as you mention including ID.me.

  3. MG says:

    From defense.gov: A lot of military members, their families and Defense Department employees don’t know this, but photocopying any U.S. government identification is a violation of Title 18, US Code Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701.

    The law reads, “Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge, identification card or other insignia of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

    The 6th Force Support Squadron military personnel flight assists customers with common access cards, dependent IDs, reserve IDs, retiree IDs, and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) updates at the DEERS & ID Cards office on base on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 23, 2018.
    Commercial establishment can ask to see your card to verify military affiliation or to provide government rates for services, but they can’t photocopy it. So if they ask to do so, tell them no. Give them a state driver’s license or other form of photo identification instead.

    Photocopied cards might be used for counterfeiting purposes, with no real safeguards against it. Since criminals and terrorists value U.S. government IDs when they’re trying to plan acts against the U.S. military, it’s best to not give them that chance.

    • Bob says:

      It says right in the section you posted that there are exceptions.

      “except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law,”

      The Defense Department provided in 79 FR 707, titled: Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals, a non-exhaustive list of exception examples:

      authorized photocopying include photocopying of DoD ID cards to facilitate medical care processing, check cashing, voting, tax matters, compliance with 50 U.S.C. appendix 501 (also known as “The Service member’s Civil Relief Act”), or administering other military-related benefits to eligible beneficiaries.

      • Maroon Beret says:

        Sorry Bob but the Glock program is not a regulation nor is it an act required by law or in compliance with a law. In this instance it is for use in a commercial transaction. Consequently it remains a prohibited act under the law. All of the matters you cited have a basis within the law and would be appropriate. There is a difference in the law between establishing identity and establishing status.

        • Bob says:

          MB, I never said the Glock program was a legal exception. I was countering the assertion that it is always illegal to copy a military ID.