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  • southtexaspilot

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    So just submitted my renewal (expires April) and I had to email in a copy of my DD214 and the application barcode. If the DPS can reuse a passport photo and previous fingerprints, why can't they remember my veteran status? I get submitting it for first timers but on a renewal it just seems like a redundant waste of my time.

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    vmax

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    So just submitted my renewal (expires April) and I had to email in a copy of my DD214 and the application barcode. If the DPS can reuse a passport photo and previous fingerprints, why can't they remember my veteran status? I get submitting it for first timers but on a renewal it just seems like a redundant waste of my time.

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    I had to do the same thing.

    your gripe is duly noted.
     

    Glockster69

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    Could be if you were active previously and got a dishonorable, you're no longer entitled to a discount.
     

    southtexaspilot

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    Um, a DD214 is a "discharge from active duty". You don't get issued one until separation. I wasn't active previously when I first obtained my chl. I was discharged already with honorable conditions. I was more likely to age from my previous passport photo than I was likely to rejoin the armed forces and be discharged again under other than honorable conditions.

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    you only get a DD214 one time and that is upon retirement, separation (you did your commitment and chose not to re-enlist) or discharge (they discharged you)

    there are a number of discharge conditions that are not dishonorable like medical or hardship.

    the big thing for someone just getting out when their time was up, was their re-enlistment code on that form.



    it is basically the civilian equivalent to "at the time you left, were you eligible to be re hired"

    it is something that they need to work out to make the process for us and them go faster.
    If they can keep up with your passport photo and fingerprints, why can't they keep up with that document also?
     
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    cpileri

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    if i reme,ber right, and I may not be, they ask you ina few places your veterna status: first a simple yes, no; then active or not; then when and if you seperated.

    I believe it matters becasue if you are active or seperated within a year, your fee is waived, but if you are seperated more than a year ago, you have to pay.

    Maybe it has to do with that?

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    majormadmax

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    you only get a DD214 one time and that is upon retirement, separation (you did your commitment and chose not to re-enlist) or discharge (they discharged you)

    Not quite true. I have two DD 214s, one from my enlisted service and the second from when I retired as an officer.

    Reservists can also get them at the end of any extended period of service (90 days or more as long as it is under Title 10, less if considered a DoD contingency operation; but they are not allowed under Title 14 recalls because the max recall period is 60 days and it is not considered a DoD contingency operation). I've met Reservists who have had several of them.

    But STP, don't feel bad, I had to provide proof of citizenship during my last renewal because I was born overseas. It didn't matter that I was a US citizen when I was born, or that I was born in a US Army hospital.

    Nor did it matter that this was a renewal and that I am a retired USAF officer that has a security clearance and who has been vetted by local and Federal law enforcement agencies.

    Nope, if they want the paperwork, you had better give it to them; otherwise you won't be getting your CHL!

    Cheers! M2
     

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    I have 2 DD214s and my separation/honorable discharge orders. It gets complicated.

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