The Department of Defense will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military (shopping privileges exclude the purchase of uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products).
These benefits are being provided to honorably discharged veterans to recognize their service. Additionally, opening online military exchange shopping to veterans will assist in funding morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) programs in support of service members' and their families' quality of life. The online benefit will also strengthen the exchanges’ online businesses to better serve current patrons. Inclusion of honorably discharged veterans would conservatively double the exchanges’ online presence, according to DoD officials, thereby improving the experience for all patrons through improved vendor terms, more competitive merchandise assortments and improved efficiency.
The shopping benefit will be effective this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017.