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ID card before OBLC?

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by LZRN LZRN Member

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

Has anyone received there military ID before going to OBLC? I just received my direct commission in to the active ANC on the 8th of May, however I won't go to OBLC until at least Oct. I should be eligable for DEERS enrollment now right?

Staczse7

Specializes in ER/Critical Care.

Hi

I went for myID before getting my orders. I wasn't even in DEERS yet............ It wasnt a good day.............. the soldier took about 2 hours trying to get the computer to print my ID, after he spent a bit inputting all my info. The computer kept trying to print the old style ID card (green).

Also, when I was getting my initial ID made........... someone went and inputted my ako email with a #2 after my name. I tried to register my CAC and it wouldnt work. Ended up getting another ID, with the correction

LZRN

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

Thanks for the reply, What documentation did you have when you went?

Hi

I went for myID before getting my orders. I wasn't even in DEERS yet............ It wasnt a good day.............. the soldier took about 2 hours trying to get the computer to print my ID, after he spent a bit inputting all my info. The computer kept trying to print the old style ID card (green).

Also, when I was getting my initial ID made........... someone went and inputted my ako email with a #2 after my name. I tried to register my CAC and it wouldnt work. Ended up getting another ID, with the correction

Staczse7

Specializes in ER/Critical Care.

took my Driver's License and my passport.

LZRN

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

I went to Naval Station San Diego last Friday to try and get an ID and the 1st thing they checked was to see if deers was updated! It was not updated and I was told I would have to come back when it was. Any thoughts, anyone?

Mike

took my Driver's License and my passport.

Staczse7

Specializes in ER/Critical Care.

When I went, my DEERS was not uopdated. the Soldier did a lot of it himself. Can you get on AKO? Perhaps you can access or get the POC contact for DEERS, in your region, and see how to go about getting your info updated

My recruiter said something about not getting an ID til I got down to Ft Sam for July OBC...or at the earliest he said maybe a few days before. But if you got yours early aRNmy, then I should be able to as well I would think...I want to get everything all set so I won't be stressed when I get down there. How did you go about getting yours?

Staczse7

Specializes in ER/Critical Care.

My recruiter said something about not getting an ID til I got down to Ft Sam for July OBC...or at the earliest he said maybe a few days before. But if you got yours early aRNmy, then I should be able to as well I would think...I want to get everything all set so I won't be stressed when I get down there. How did you go about getting yours?

Hi GoGreen

I went to Westover AFB first and got my initial ID there, but they had gotten my email wrong and I could not use it to log on using my CAC reader. So I then went to Devens and got it replaced. You need to bring a couple of ID's and some patience as it takes a while.

Good Luck!

Edie

lahlee

Specializes in Critical Care.

GoGreen and LZRN...

I would get your ID ASAP. This allows you access to military installations, the PX, military discounts ect. It will also help because you need to get your uniforms before you go to OBC.

Here is the link to RAPIDS, just enter your geographic location and it will search the ID office nearest you. Give them a call and make sure you are in the system before you go, they will tell you what you need to bring.

Good luck!

http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home

Thanks so much for the info!!

Just an FYI:

I just called the ID card office. Apparently, I will have to wait to get to Fort Sam in order to get my ID. You must be Active Duty status in order to get one, and since I am considered IRR right now until I go down there, I can't get one.

That ID card office lied to you. I'm on IRR(just commissioned last month) until I get to FT Sam and I got my ID card 2 weeks ago. I would call back and talk to someone else. I would not show up to OBC without an ID card though. Maybe get to Ft Sam early and get it there before the official report date.

Ugh that's annoying! Okay, I will have to check into that. I thought it was weird considering the fact that Reservists have ID's...Did you get the ID card with the microchip in it? Maybe that's all they do now, but I have seen different ones...

Yeah, it's called a CAC card. I just took in my oath of office paperwork and 2 picture IDs.

The woman on the phone said something about it being a DEERS card? I think that's what she said, so maybe I have the wrong thing?? My recruiter is on vacation this week otherwise I'd ask him...haha...

Unless I'm mistaken, we inprocess into DEERs at Ft Sam. The ID card shouldn't be a problem. At the ID card office here the guy helping me had to ask someone else how to do it so probably the person you're talking to just doesn't know. I would just try to talk to someone else.

Staczse7

Specializes in ER/Critical Care.

Just an FYI:

I just called the ID card office. Apparently, I will have to wait to get to Fort Sam in order to get my ID. You must be Active Duty status in order to get one, and since I am considered IRR right now until I go down there, I can't get one.

I was considered IRR when I got my ID. HRC has been putting people into the IRR as a "holding position" so people dont get lost. I had even gotten my ID before my orders.

I would suggest, if you live near an ID office, just go there w/ your two forms of ID. You dont need to only go to ARMY offices, any branch of the military will give you one.

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