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Dependent IDs will remain valid through expiration dates during COVID-19 pandemic

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 42nd Military Personnel Flight is following DoD guidance to allow dependent identification cards to remain valid through their expiration dates, through September 30, 2020.

According to the Memorandum for Chief Management Office of the Department of Defense, the DoD issues approximately 20 thousand identification cards daily.

In order to limit unnecessary visits to the MPF office, dependent ID cards that expired on or after January 1, 2020, will remain valid through September 30, 2020, as long as eligibility can be verified by another DoD source, database or system.

“The extensions were put in place in response to COVID-19, to minimize non-mission related visits as a safety measure for both our customers and Customer Support technicians,” stated Master Sgt. Nathaniel Meno, Military Personnel Flight superintendent.

Meno stated that no action is required for those who qualify for the extension. The stakeholders, such as security forces, AAFES and the commissaries, have been informed on the recent guidance regarding ID cards.

This extension however, does not apply to children who are turning 21 years of age. For secondary dependency information for incapacitated children, visit https://www.dfas.mil/ or call Air Force Secondary Dependency at 317-212-8049.

For those who are not eligible for the extension, or if you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at 334-953-6489.