A while back the Armed Forces Exchange Services (their shopping venues) opened up the ability for any person who was Honorably Discharged from any branch to shop at their online exchange. This is regardless of how much time the beneficiary served – years, months or even days – as long as they had been awarded a honorable discharge.
It used to be allowed for only Active Duty members, military Retirees or Disabled Veterans but that has changed.
This is a huge benefit because the Exchange system is mandated by law to sell their wares at Cost + 5% overhead pricing. Plus there is no tax levied on purchases no matter how big the sale is. That right there saves a ton of money on large buys.
Here is the website with the detailed information:
I hope readers share this info with anyone you know who served honorably no matter what the age. It is a fantastic benefit to have – but note it applies only to online shopping, not the brick and mortar Exchanges on the military bases.
I’m posting this because in my work with veterans I have found almost no one knows about this even though it was put into place back in 2017. Here is a letter explaining this.
Thanks guys and HTP!