Effective April 22, 2013, Act 158 added Section 1357.1 to Title 75, which now provides special plates for individuals who are a veteran or member of a U.S. Military Airborne Unit or who served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II.
Any person who served in the U.S. Military Airborne Unit may apply for an Airborne Unit registration plate by completing Form MV-150, “Application for U.S. Military Veteran Registration Plate” and submitting the $20 plate issuance fee. The plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and has images of the Jump Wings and Glider Wings. This plate may be used on a passenger car or truck with a registered gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
An “Airborne Unit” is defined as any of the following:
- Parachutist or glider units
- Glider troopers
- Air assault troopers
- 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
- Military personnel who satisfactorily completed the prescribed profiency 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 United States military airborne, parachutist or glider unit.
Any person who served in the U.S. Mercant Marines during World War II, may apply for a special Merchant Marine registration plate completing Form MV-150W, “World War II Era U.S. Military Registration Plate” and submitting the $20 plate issuance fee.
The plate portrays the standard registration plate colors of blue, white and yellow and has an image of the Merchant Marine emblem. This plate may be used on a passenger car or truck with a registered gross weight of 14,000 pounds or less.
For more information, go to PennDOT’s Web site at www.dmv.state.pa.us or contact PAN at 800-944-8790 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.