Everyone's trip to the DMV includes hours of waiting and some nailbiting when you're not sure you'll give the proper names for the road signs. I won't bore you with that stuff. And happily my photo didn't turn out half bad. But my trip also included a couple of military-related headaches.
For example, as of yesterday our state no longer accepts a military ID as proof of your social security number. We had to turn around and drive home to dig up my husband's SSN card. And, come on, isn't a military ID more secure than a flimsy piece of blue paper with some typing on it? Also, the "as of yesterday" thing rubbed us the wrong way; we had scoured the DMV website before we left the house, and nowhere did it mention the change in policy.
Also, we do not have a utility bill of any kind that is in my name. We're a military family; I'm used to having everything in his name for simplicity's sake. But because my name was not on the water bill, I had to sign an affidavit and pay extra money to swear that I live in the same residence as my husband.
But it's done. Often I wonder why we don't get military driver's licenses that are not tied to a state, so we don't have to change them every time we move. I'm sure there's a reason why we don't have that, but it certainly would make things easier on us.