LINCOLN – Gov. Dave Heineman has given veterans in Nebraska the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses that hold a new veteran designation.
Heineman announced on Wednesday that veterans could apply to add the new designation to their driver license or state identification card as of July 1 per LB 93, which the governor signed into law on June 4.
“Veterans have given and continue to give much to the state of Nebraska,” said Governor Heineman.  “This is one more way we can recognize and honor them and the veterans designation on a driver’s license will help show appreciation to the veterans of Nebraska for their service and sacrifice.”
Heineman presented the news driver’s licenses to four Nebraska veterans: World War II veteran Joseph Vocelka, Korea War veteran Richard Aube, Vietnam War veteran Grace Ford and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Kimberly Mahlberg.
 “Nebraska is now one of the majority of states adding a veterans designation to the driver license,” says Rhonda Lahm, Director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. “We are glad to be able to participate in a practice which acknowledges Nebraska’s veterans.”
“The Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to be able to work with Nebraska veterans and assist them in adding a veteran designation to their driver license, said John Hilgert, Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Division Director of the Division of Veterans Homes, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  “We are grateful for the County Veteran Service Officers and the Veteran Service Organizations for their assistance with this effort.”
 Veterans interesting in receiving the veteran designation on their driver license or state identification cards can apply by contacting the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs on-line, in person, via email, or FAX.  
The website is, phone number 402.471.2458, and FAX number 402.471.2491.