Thanks to a brand new partnership with a veteran-founded company, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now offering its members a more streamlined and secure online experience — a single-sign on login option that can also be taken to the VA and used on their online platform, Vets.gov.
The only thing VFW members have to do is sign up for an online account with ID.me and create a single username and password. This will then log them in to the VFW Online Membership System
It’ll take you to a page that looks like the one below (the VFW’s main page).
In the upper righthand corner of the page, you’ll see an option called “Login.” Click on it.
It’ll then give you this window below:
If you’re already an ID.me/TroopID user, click on the middle red button and simply login.
However, if you’ve never used ID.me/TroopID, click the last bottom red button that says “Sign up with Troop ID.”
It’ll ask you to input your email, and then a password. Easy.
Once this is created, and you’re verified as a military veteran, you’ll be able to take this online ID (it’s portable) to not only the VA (click here to use it to refill prescriptions, make a doctor’s appointment, message your health care team, check on your G.I. Bill benefits or a claim or appeal) but to more 200 brands and retailers that offer military discounts (click here to see them).
ID.me is a tech company that was started by Blake Hall, a third generation soldier, former U.S. Army Ranger, Iraq War veteran and member of VFW Post 15021 in Baltimore, Maryland.
“I founded ID.me after observing a veteran display his DD-214 separation paperwork, which listed all his sensitive personal information, just to prove his military service to organization. I set out to simplify how individuals shared and proved their identity online,” Hall said. “We are excited to be teaming up with the VFW to continue to streamline the digital experience for veterans.”