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Military Registration Plates

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

For information about all other military registration plates, download the U.S. Military Veteran Registration Plates Fact Sheet (PDF). Images of the military registration plates may be viewed by clicking on the links to the left of the registration plate's description.

Several military and veterans organizations participate in PennDOT's Specialty Plate Program. For a listing of approved organizations, visit the Special Organization Plate Program page.

For a complete listing of motor vehicle fees, refer to Form MV-70S, "Bureau of Motor Vehicles Schedule of Fees."

The PA Veterans Registry is an online application that allows veterans, family members and people who work with veterans to connect with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services offered. Please take a moment to register.

Air Force Cross
Form MV-150 (PDF)
air force cross plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow, and the Air Force Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, “Separation Papers or Discharge Papers,” indicating the Air Force Cross was awarded.​

Airborne Unit
Form MV-150 (PDF)
airborne unit plate
This registration 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 they satisfactorily completed the prescribed proficiency tests while 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.​

Bronze Star
Form MV-150 (PDF)
bronze star plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Bronze Star Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Bronze Star was awarded.​

Bronze Star for Valor
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Bronze Star for Valor plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Bronze Star for Valor Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Bronze Star for Valor was awarded.​

Combat Action Badge
Form MV-150C (PDF)
Combat Action Badge plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Combat Action Badge. Applicants must submit documentation from the service unit indicating eligibility for the requested Combat Action Badge registration plate or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Combat Action Badge was awarded.​

Combat Infantryman Badge
Form MV-150C (PDF)
Combat Infantryman Badge plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Applicants must submit documentation from the service unit indicating eligibility for the requested Combat Infantryman Badge registration plate or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Combat Infantryman Badge was awarded.

Combat Action Medal
Form MV-150C (PDF)
Combat Action Medal plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Combat Action Medal. Applicants must submit documentation from the service unit indicating eligibility for the requested Combat Action Medal registration plate or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Combat Action Medal was awarded.​

Combat Action Ribbon
Form MV-150C (PDF)
Combat Action Ribbon plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Combat Action Ribbon. Applicants must submit documentation from the service unit indicating eligibility for the requested Combat Action Ribbon registration plate or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Combat Action Ribbon was awarded.​

Combat Medical Badge
Form MV-150C (PDF)
Combat Medical Badge plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Combat Medical Badge. Applicants must submit documentation from the service unit indicating eligibility for the requested Combat Medical Badge registration plate or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Combat Medical Badge was awarded.​

Distinguished Flying Cross
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Distinguished Flying Cross plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded.​

Distinguished Service Cross
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Distinguished Service Cross plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Distinguished Service Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Distinguished Service Cross was awarded.​

Ex-Prisoner of War
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Ex-Prisoner of War plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow with a detailed color image of the Prison of War Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of the Certification of Imprisonment from the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces or from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates dates of imprisonment.
  
Qualified applicants may be eligible to pay a processing fee in lieu of paying full registration fees. For a list of current fees, please refer to Form MV-70S (PDF).​

Expeditionary Forces
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Expeditionary Forces plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Expeditionary Forces Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," 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.​

Gold Star Family
Form MV-912 (PDF)
Gold Star Family plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and features a gold star. Applicants must submit Form MV-912 and the appropriate fees. Gold Star Family registration plates may only be issued for a vehicle owned or co-owned by a family member of a person who was killed while serving on active duty in the U.S. Military.​

Korean Defense Service
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Korean Defense Service plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Korean Defense Service Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD215, "Correction to DD214," indicating Korean Defense Service Medal was applied for and issued.​

Korean War Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Korean War Veteran plate
This registration plate has red and blue lettering on a white background with an approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," or 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.
  • 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.​

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

Qualified applicants may be eligible to pay a processing fee in lieu of paying full registration fees. For a list of current fees, please refer to Form MV-70S (PDF).

Merchant Marine
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Merchant Marine plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates service as a Merchant Marine anytime during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, or any of the Gulf Wars, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Desert Shield.

Navy Cross
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Navy Cross plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Navy Cross Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Navy Cross was awarded.

Operation Enduring Freedom
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Operation Enduring Freedom plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates an Operation Enduring Freedom Service or an Afghanistan Campaign Medal was awarded.

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Operation Iraqi Freedom plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates an Operation Iraqi Freedom Service or an Iraqi Campaign Medal was awarded.

Pearl Harbor Survivor
Form MV-150PH (PDF)
Pearl Harbor Survivor plate
This registration 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.
  • For non-military applicants, documentation from the U.S. Civil Service Commission such as an ID 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.

Pennsylvania National Guard
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
Pennsylvania National Guard plate
​This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently an active or reservist member of the PA National Guard.​

Persian Gulf War Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Persian Gulf War Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Southwest Asia Service Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," or the following, which indicates service between Aug. 2, 1990, and Nov. 30, 1995, in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations:
  • A copy of the Southwest Asia Service Medal awarded.
  • When the applicant is currently on active duty, a statement of service from the applicant's commanding officer verifying duty in the Southwest Asia Theater of operations.

Purple Heart
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Purple Heart plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow with a detailed color image of the Purple Heart Medal. The words "Combat Wounded Veteran" appear on the bottom of the registration plate. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," or 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.
  • A certification of the award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Silver Star
Form MV-150 (PDF)
Silver Star plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the Silver Star Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," indicating the Silver Star was awarded.​

U.S. Air Force
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
U.S. Air Force plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently a member or reservist of the U.S. Air Force.​

U.S. Air Force Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
U.S. Air Force Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)."​

U.S. Army
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
U.S. Army plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently a member or reservist of the U.S. Army.​

U.S. Army Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
U.S. Army Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)." ​

U.S. Coast Guard
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
U.S. Coast Guard plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently a member or reservist of the U.S. Coast Guard.​

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)." ​

U.S. Marine Corps
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
U.S. Marine Corps
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently a member or reservist of the U.S. Marine Corps.​

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)."​

U.S. Navy
Form MV-150AD (PDF)
U.S. Navy plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the service-approved image. Applicants must complete the Form MV-150AD and self-certify they are currently a member or reservist of the U.S. Navy.​

U.S. Navy Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
U.S. Navy Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow, and the service-approved image. Applicants must submit a legible copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)."​

Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Veteran palte
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and a waving American flag. Applicants must submit a legible copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)." NOTE: National Guard Reservists will need to submit Form NGB22, "Report of Separation and Record of Service" in lieu of Form DD214.​

Veteran Motorcycle
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Veteran Motorcycle plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow. This registration plate is only available for motorcycles. Applicants must submit a legible copy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers," which indicates honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the U.S. OR a legible 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)." NOTE: National Guard Reservists will need to submit Form NGB22, "Report of Separation and Record of Service" in lieu of Form DD214. ​

Vietnam War Veteran
Form MV-150V (PDF)
Vietnam War Veteran plate
This registration plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white, and yellow and the Vietnam Service Medal. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy 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 thereover:
  • A copy of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, if applicant served in Vietnam between July 1, 1958 and July 3, 1965.
  • A copy of the Vietnam Service Medal, if applicant served in Vietnam between July 3, 1965, and March 28, 1973.​

World War II
Form MV-150V (PDF)
World War II plate
This registration plate has red and blue lettering on a white background. Applicants must submit a legible photocopy of Form DD214, "Separation Papers or Discharge Papers," which indicates service any time during the period of Dec. 7, 1941, through Dec. 31, 1946.​