appears in two rows across the front of the card. There
will be a minimum of five holograms on the front of
each card, and some of the images may be slightly cut
off on the sides of the card. Because of the hologram is
transparent, the photograph and pertinent data on the ID
card are not obstructed by the holographic image.
HOW THE HOLOGRAM WORKS
The holographic image is embedded in the
laminating material and bonds to the identification card
during the lamination process. The hologram is
extremely thin, making it difficult to remove or alter. It
is easy to see on the ID card and will not require the use
of additional equipment to view. The hologram can be
viewed in normal lighting conditions found in office
environments or in sunlight. To view the hologram, the
ID card should be turned at a 90-degree vertical angle
so that the side of the card is up as illustrated in figure
3-13. At this angle, the holographic image of the Great
Seal of the United States layered over the letters USA
becomes prominent. By titling the ID card slowly up
and down, the different layers of the hologram can
easily be seen.
WHO RECEIVES THE NEW ID CARD
The new ID card with the hologram will be issued
to members of the Uniformed Services and their eligible
family members as the old ID card expires or
replacements become necessary. Presently, there are
two valid ID cards in circulation; the old paper ID card
and the new bar coded, machine-readable ID card
without the hologram.
These two versions will be
replaced by attrition. The latest ID card containing the
holographic image will be phased in. All versions of
the ID card will remain valid until they expire or
replacements become necessary.
Figure 3-13.Viewing the hologram ID card.
Figure 3-14.Front section of an active duty holographic ID
WHERE ARE THE NEW ID CARDS
The new ID cards are being issued by all automated
issuing sites around the world. All of the old cards are
being replaced in an orderly and cost-effective method.
Figure 3-14 shows a front section of an active duty
holographic ID card. Figure 3-15 shows a PN using the
holographic equipment and accessing the DEERS
Now lets shift from military ID cards to another
document you will process and issue as part of your PN
duties for personnel supportenlisted meal passes.
MEAL PASSES FOR ENLISTED
Enlisted members on active duty who are entitled
to eat meals at government expense in a general mess
ashore should be issued a Meal Pass, NAVSUP Form
1105. Refer to figure 3-16, which shows you a sample
blank meal pass.
Meal passes are preserialized when printed and are
available in colors of white, blue, pink, green, salmon,
and yellow. They should be issued and controlled under
instructions contained in the Food Service Management
General Messes, NAVSUP P-486, volume 1, and in the
MILPERSMAN, Article 2640140. The possession of
a meal pass permits the holder to eat meals at
government expense in any Navy general mess.
Because it represents a cost to the government, a meal
pass is an item of strict accountability.