Tom Corbett, Governor Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation

Military License Plates

For information on the "Honoring Our Veterans" license plate, visit the Special Fund License Plates page.

For information about all other military license plates, download the U.S. Military Veteran Registration Plates Fact Sheet. Images of the military license plates may be viewed by clicking on the links to the left of the license plateís description.

Several military and veterans organizations participate in PennDOTís Specialty Plate Program. For a listing of approved organizations, visit the Specialty Plate Program page.

Medal of Honor License Plate

This plate has 13 white stars and white lettering on a light blue background. Recipients of the Medal of Honor are entitled to receive this plate. Requests for this plate must be submitted through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Bureau of Veterans Affairs Office, Bldg S-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003.

Purple Heart

This license plate features the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow with a detailed color image of the Purple Heart medal in a 3" x 3" canvas area on the left side of the plate. The word "Pennsylvania" appears across the top and the words "Combat Wounded Veteran" appear on the bottom of the plate. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of one of the following, clearly indicating that a Purple Heart was awarded: A copy of the general order, a copy of the Certificate of Award or a certification of the award from the Veteransí Administration. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Ex-Prisoner of War

This plate features the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow with a detailed color image of the Prisoner of War medal in the center of the plate. Applicants must provide a Certificate of Imprisonment from the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces or from the Veterans' Administration. The documentation must indicate the dates of imprisonment while in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Pearl Harbor Survivor

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of one of the following, which indicates the applicant was present at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941: A copy of the verification made by the U.S. service unit from the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces in which the applicant served or for non-military applicants, documentation from the U.S. Civil Service Commission such as an I.D. card or other written verification. NOTE: Members of a Pearl Harbor Survivors Organization may have the organization verify their qualification in Section D on Form MV-150PH in lieu of a copy of documents above.

World War II Veteran

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible, certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates service any time during the period of Dec. 7, 1941, through Dec. 31, 1946. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150W.

Korean War Veteran

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of one of the following, which indicates the applicant served in Korea any time during the period of June 27, 1950, through Jan. 31, 1955: A copy of the Korean Service Medal Award or a Statement of Service in Korea during the period of time listed above from the Records Center at Department of Army, National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63132. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Vietnam War Veteran

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible, certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates one of the following medals was awarded for service in Vietnam and contiguous waters or airspace there over: A copy of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal if applicant served in Vietnam between July 1, 1958, and July 3, 1965 or a copy of the Vietnam Service Medal, if applicant served in Vietnam between July 3, 1965, and March 28, 1973. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Persian Gulf War Veteran

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of the following, which indicates service beginning Aug. 2, 1990 in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations: A copy of the Southwest Asia Service Medal Award was awarded between Aug. 2, 1990 to Nov. 30, 1995, or the Armed Forces Expedition Medal awarded between Dec. 1, 1995 to present date and when the applicant is currently on active duty, a statement of service from the applicantís commanding officer verifying duty in the Southwest Asia Theater. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Expeditionary Forces

This plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible, certified copy of Form DD214, which indicates that either a Naval or Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, a Kosovo Campaign Medal or a Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Veteran Motorcycle License Plate

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow. This plate is only available for motorcycles. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. or a reserve component of the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)", Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)", Form DD2S(RESRET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Reserves Retired)" or Form DD2S(RES), "Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card (Reserves Retired)." NOTE: National Guard Reservists will need to submit Form NGB22, "Report of Separation and Record of Service" in lieu of Form DD214. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214,"Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates an Operation Iraqi Freedom service or an Iraqi Campaign Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Operation Enduring Freedom

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and the Afghanistan Campaign medal. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates an Operation Enduring Freedom service or an Afghanistan Campaign Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and a waving American flag. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)", Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)", Form DD2S(RESRET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Reserves Retired)" or Form DD2S(RES), "Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card (Reserves Retired)." NOTE: National Guard Reservists will need to submit Form NGB22, "Report of Separation and Record of Service" in lieu of Form DD214. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Korean Defense Service

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and the Korean Defense Service Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD215, "Correction to DD214," indicating the Korean Defense Service Medal was applied for and issued. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the service-approved emblem. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)" or Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)." To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the service-approved emblem. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)" or Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)." To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

U.S. Air Force Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the service-approved emblem. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)" or Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)." To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

U.S. Navy Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the service-approved emblem. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)" or Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)." To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

U.S. Army Veteran

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the service-approved emblem. Applicant must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces OR a certified photocopy of the front and back of either Form DD2(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)" or Form DD2S(RET), "United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (Retired)." To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150V.

Bronze Star

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Bronze Star Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Bronze Star Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Silver Star

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Silver Star Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Silver Star Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Bronze Star for Valor

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Bronze Star for Valor Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Bronze Star for Valor Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Distinguished Service Cross

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Distinguished Service Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Distinguished Service Cross Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Distinguished Flying Cross

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Navy Cross

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Navy Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Navy Cross Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Air Force Cross

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and an image of the Air Force Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible certified copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Air Force Cross Medal was awarded. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

Gold Star Family

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, which features a gold star in 3" x 3" canvas area on the left side of the plate. The word "Pennsylvania" appears across the top and the words "Gold Star Family" appear on the bottom of the plate. For more information and to apply for this plate, download Form MV-912.

Merchant Marine

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and the service-approved emblem. Applicants must submit a legible certified photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates service as a Merchant Marine anytime during the period of December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150W.

Airborne Unit

This plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and images of the Jump Wings and Glider Wings. Applicants must submit documentation that indicates the applicant satisfactorily completed the prescribed proficiency tests who are/were assigned or attached to an Airborne Unit and any other military personnel determined by PennDOT to be appropriately classified as a member of a U.S. Military Airborne Parachutist or Glider Unit. NOTE: U.S. Military Airborne Units include Parachutist or Glider Units, Glider Troopers, Paratroopers, Air Assault Troopers, Rangers, U.S. Army Special Forces, USMC Recon, U.S. Navy Seals, U.S. Air Force Special Operations, Troop Carrier Command, including Glider Pilots and the 160th SOAR. To apply for this plate, complete Form MV-150.

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