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Identification Cards

31 January 2022 marks the final expiration date for USID card extension granted by USD (P&R) due to COVID 19. This deadline applies to retiree and the families of active duty and retired personnel. The Fort Benning Main Post ID Card Office is establishing specific dates and times dedicated to assisting those personnel whose ID cards have already expired or will expire by 31 January 2022. Family members must have the sponsor present or bring a Power of Attorney (POA) with them to renew the ID Card at the Main Post ID Card Office, Bldg. 9230, Soldier for Life Center on the dates and times indicated below.

27 January 2022 - 0730-1000

28 January 2022 - 1300-1600

31 January 2022 - 0730-1130

1 February 2022 - 0730-1130

***Please bring two forms of unexpired ID (Federal or State) to renew the ID. (The Military ID may serve as one form of ID)

Walk-in hours are: 730-1130 or Until We Reach Capacity on the dates listed
08 FEB 22 | 10 FEB 22 | 14 FEB 22 | 17 FEB 22 | 23 FEB 22 | 24 FEB 22 | 28 FEB 22

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The Main Post ID Card office hours of operation for the 1st, 2nd and 4th weeks of month are Monday-Friday 0730-1600. The hours of operation for the 3rd week of the month is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0730-1600. Closed all day the 3rd Wednesday of the month for training. We are also closed on all Federal Holidays. Additionally, we are closed on the following dates: 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 April, 27 May, 17 Jun, 2 Sept. 25 Nov and 26 Dec.

The following provides the priority of service for ID Card/DEERS assistance.

We will issue CACs/USID Teslin's on a walk in basis at the Soldier for Life Center, Bldg. 9230 on the dates listed above from 0730-1130 or until capacity is met based on the priority listed below. Afternoons are reserved for appointments only and emergencies which will be handled on a case by case basis.
  • Priority 1 - Active Duty, DACs, CTRs (Expiring greater than 21 days and less than 30 days)
  • Priority 1 - Military Students Attending IBOLC, ABOLC, MCCC, OCS and DCC at Fort Benning
  • Priority 2 - Full Time College Students (21 yrs.) and Soldiers retiring from active duty within 7 days
  • Priority 3 - Retiree and Family Member ID Cards
  • Priority 4 – Promotions

We will issue CACs only on a walk-in basis at the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) Center, Bldg. 2295 from 0730-1530 Monday - Thursday based on the priority listed below. This is limited daily service. Once we reach the maximum number we can assist, no additional personnel will be allowed.

  • Priority 1 - Active Duty, DACs, CTRs (Lost, Stolen, Confiscated, Expired or expiring within 21 days)
  • Priority 1 - Single Soldiers in-processing and need a CAC/ID Tags
  • Priority 2 - New Hires (DACs and CTRs)


USID Card Extension of Benefit and Entitlement

In view of the DoD's limited ability to return Identification (ID) Card facilities to normal operations while continuing to comply with local pandemic safety precautions, I am extending the temporary policy guidance at the reference for Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards that expired between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 only, through:
  • August 31, 2021 for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents;
  • October 31, 2021 for dependents of Active Duty Uniformed Service members, and for Reserve and National Guard Uniformed Service members and their dependents; and
  • January 31, 2022, for Retirees and their dependents, and all other populations.

USID cards that expired before January 1, 2020 or after July 31, 2021 have not been extended and will not be accepted.

This policy is not applicable to the Common Access Card (CAC) or dependents turning 21 years old. Unless an unmarried adult child is attending school as a full-time student with extended eligibility, approved as an incapacitated dependent, or enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult, the affiliation ends when the ID card expires and therefore is no longer eligible for continued benefits. Tricare will allow beneficiaries to be seen by a provider and will accept claims even if the ID card is expired. Beneficiaries must provide the sponsor's full social security number and benefits number that is listed on the back of the Military ID Card to the provider. No lapse in TRICARE coverage or benefits.

Below is a full listing of the exemptions:

The minimum age for initial USID card issuance is increased from 10 to 14 years.

If a cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards which expired on or after January 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through June 30, 2021.

Termination of cardholder affiliation with the DoD or termination of benefit eligibility shall be verified electronically prior to confiscating an expired USID card with an expiration date on or after January 1, 2020.

Remote USID card renewals and reissuance shall be expanded.

Remote family member enrollment/eligibility updates are authorized.

Remote USID card initial issuance for first-time issuance or replacement of lost/stolen ID card is authorized.

All remotely-issued USID cards shall be issued with an expiration date not to exceed one year from the date of issuance.

Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reservists and their eligible dependents.


CDC Atlanta
11 Corporate Blvd NE
Room 1002
(404) 498-1800

Gillem Enclave ID Card Office
Gillem Enclave
1508 Hood Avenue Kane Hall Bldg 714
(404) 469-7150

Clay Army National Guard Center
Clay National Guard Center
199 Nimitz Dr SE Bldg 201
(678) 569-5368

94th Force Support Squadron (94 FSS)
1409 Dobbins Place Bldg 732
(678) 655-3835

Robins AFB
660 Macon Street
(478) 327-9481

116 Air Control Wing FSS
540 East Drive Bldg 2094 Room 131
(478) 201-1250

150 Perry St.
(478) 222-5823

MCLB Albany
Building 3010, Pass ID Section
814 Radford Blvd.
Albany, GA 31704
(229) 639-5100

908th AW Maxwell AFB
401 W Maxwell Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36112
(334) 953-5522

Maxwell AFB
50 Lemay Plaza South Rm. 155 SW
(334) 953-6487

501 LeMay Plaza North
(334) 953-0309

The ID Card Center is located in The Soldier for Life Center, building 9230 next to the commissary. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Thursday 10:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed for lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. We are closed on ALL federal and training holidays. For an appointment, call 706-545-9085, or go online to: to schedule an appointment.

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