DoD Shopping

The Department of Defense disabled veteran shopping initiative

By PVA National Staff


A provision in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows the Department of Defense to expand commissary; military exchange; and morale, welfare, and recreation retail privileges on stateside military installations to certain veterans and their caregivers.

Beginning January 1, 2020, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers can use commissaries; exchanges; and morale, welfare and recreation retail facilities, in-person and online. Please note that veterans and their caregivers must have specific credentials in order to enter an installation.

For more information regarding these privileges and access to military installations, please visit!/detail/780.


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