Furthermore, the two letter state abbreviation was not standardized, so standard abbreviations were sometimes longer. D.) - SD Tennessee - (Tenn.) - TN Texas - (None) - TX Utah - (None) - UT Vermont - (Vt.) - VT Virginia - (Va.) - VA Washington - (Wash.) - WA Wisconsin - (Wis.) - WI West Virginia - (W.
"If you find a pair of lost ID tags you can pretty much do anything with that person's identity because you now have their blood type, their religion, you have their social, and you have their name.
The only thing missing is their birth date and you can usually get that by Googling a person." The Defense Department in 2007 announced plans to move away from using Social Security numbers.
A DNA data bank was established so the United States would never have an Unknown Soldier again. Precursors to modern dog tags began with the Civil War.
Once the soldiers of that war saw how deadly service was becoming, they went to certain lengths to identify themselves.
"This change is not something where Soldiers need to run out and get new tags made," Michael Klemowski, the soldiers programs branch chief at U. If a Soldier is going to deploy, they are the first ones that need to have the new ID tags." The change was first published in Army Pamphlet 600-8-14 on Nov. The switch is being done in an effort to reduce the use of Social Security numbers and curb identity theft, they said.
"I think removing the social will help," Klemowski said.
It appears that the Army is the only service thus far to make the dog tag change.
There exists 6 basic shapes of USMC "Dog Tags" : A - circular perforated at one side, size: of a silver half-dollar B - circular perforated at each side, size: of a silver half-dollar C - oval perforated at one side, size: width 1.25 inches (3.18 cm), length 1.5 inches (3,81 cm)D - oval perforated at each side, size: width 1.25 inches (3.18 cm), length 1.5 inches (3,81 cm)E - rectangular with rounded end/notch, size: width 1.125 inches (2,86 cm), length 2 inches (5,08 cm)F - rectangular with rounded end, size: width 1.125 inches (2,86 cm), length 2 inches (5,08 cm)* Notice - The Marines assigned to AEF (American Expeditionary Forces ) in France during WW1 used Army "Dog Tags" of shape "A" and "B". has authorized the use of the Marine Corps identification tag until the exhaustion of present supply, after which the tag in the Navy regulations ( tag of "C" shape ) will be used.
When you think of the generations of men and women in uniform who have fought for our protection you can’t help but evoke the patriotic feelings of strength, loyalty, duty, honor, and integrity.
These real ID tags will bring out that weekend warrior in your heart.
Regulations state that army id dog tags will be worn by each member of the Army of the United States at all times while in the field, when engaged in field training, when traveling in aircraft, or when outside the Continental United States, except in Alaska and Hawaii.