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[*] posted on 10-29-2017 at 07:05 PM
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any vets notice the middle of November all honorable discharged vets can buy tax free bx/px goods to be shipped? you won't get access to the exchanges but shipping free over fifty bucks, wonder if they'll ship to mexico?

https://www.militarytimes.com/2017/07/21/honorably-discharge...
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 07:32 AM


Wow, that is wonderful! The other articles were very interesting too. Thanks so much for sharing wg!



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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 09:15 AM


be prepared to be frustrated by the VetVerify process....it is the military!:coolup:
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 09:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
be prepared to be frustrated by the VetVerify process....it is the military!:coolup:


It was instant for me. Thanks for posting the link. It will be interesting to see how exchange prices compare to others. No sales tax gives an advantage.
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 06:38 PM


Verify didn't like my info either...

Put in both the SS # and my Navy ID #

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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 06:49 PM


my DD214 seems to lack the page with "character of service"....seems to be a common problem on this site. I gave up.
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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 10:17 PM


Crikey! Tax-free subsidized mail-order consumer goods?
I understand why low-paid people in service need food stamps and handouts, but why do ex-military need stay on the dole for life? At what point do ex-military get weened from govt tit?

[Edited on 10-31-2017 by mtgoat666]




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[*] posted on 10-30-2017 at 10:42 PM


I think it's a good thing & about time.

[Edited on 10-31-2017 by 55steve]
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 11:19 AM


Just sent in my DD214, will see what they say. It will be interesting to see if they can compete with Amazon.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 11:29 AM


DOD admits its a modest way to show appreciation to Vets, the exchanges pump dollars into Veteran and active duty programs, who could argue with that?
oh yeah...that slacker azzhole mtngoat.:rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 12:32 PM


Signup didn't work for me either. Used SS# and Army ID.:?:



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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 12:42 PM


here's a few FAQ and a ton of comments for those interested

http://publicaffairs-sme.com/FamilyServingFamily/2017/03/01/...
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 12:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
Signup didn't work for me either. Used SS# and Army ID.:?:


I suspect it worked for me since I am both enrolled in VA healthcare and have a VA e-benefits account. It asked me for SS#, birth date, e-mail address and branch of service and within seconds confirmed my enrollment. Also got an email within a minute or two confirming that the programs opens Nov 11 and further emails will keep me informed of how it works.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 01:03 PM


you would think your VA healthcare enrollee member card would suffice but nooooo.......
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 01:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Crikey! Tax-free subsidized mail-order consumer goods?
I understand why low-paid people in service need food stamps and handouts, but why do ex-military need stay on the dole for life? At what point do ex-military get weened from govt tit?

[Edited on 10-31-2017 by mtgoat666]


I decided some years ago that I don't have to agree with a benefit program to participate and take advantage of it.

I have also noticed that many who believe in universal health care question health care for vets.

Plenty of hypocrisy to go around.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 02:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Crikey! Tax-free subsidized mail-order consumer goods?
I understand why low-paid people in service need food stamps and handouts, but why do ex-military need stay on the dole for life? At what point do ex-military get weened from govt tit?



US Military socialism and entitlements never stops.

They have VA hospital benefits, the GI bill, VA loans, and now Veterans online, it goes on and on........

The other day I saw a bum off the freeway with a sign, claiming he was a Vietnam veteran, and he felt he was entitled to free money from freeways off ramp drivers.

Whatever, I'm just glad the " Army & Air Force Exchange Service," will at least verify new Veteran shoppers are indeed real US military veterans who have been honorably discharged.

There are just so many military posers around it's not even funny anymore, and one of the most frequent place you can find military posers, are on anonymous forums.

If you don't believe me that "posers" are a problem, why do you think they passed the "Stolen Valor act" a few years ago, that made it a crime to be a poser. Damn the Supreme Court, for overturning that law, because BS lies, are protected free speech, or whatever their reasoning was.

Great verification site, and if I had it my way, anybody that joined any forum, and claimed they were some type of special forces. They should be forced to verify their claim here.

Veterans verification site: https://www.vetverify.org/




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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 07:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JoeJustJoe  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Crikey! Tax-free subsidized mail-order consumer goods?
I understand why low-paid people in service need food stamps and handouts, but why do ex-military need stay on the dole for life? At what point do ex-military get weened from govt tit?



US Military socialism and entitlements never stops.

They have VA hospital benefits, the GI bill, VA loans, and now Veterans online, it goes on and on........

The other day I saw a bum off the freeway with a sign, claiming he was a Vietnam veteran, and he felt he was entitled to free money from freeways off ramp drivers.

Whatever, I'm just glad the " Army & Air Force Exchange Service," will at least verify new Veteran shoppers are indeed real US military veterans who have been honorably discharged.

There are just so many military posers around it's not even funny anymore, and one of the most frequent place you can find military posers, are on anonymous forums.

If you don't believe me that "posers" are a problem, why do you think they passed the "Stolen Valor act" a few years ago, that made it a crime to be a poser. Damn the Supreme Court, for overturning that law, because BS lies, are protected free speech, or whatever their reasoning was.

Great verification site, and if I had it my way, anybody that joined any forum, and claimed they were some type of special forces. They should be forced to verify their claim here.

Veterans verification site: https://www.vetverify.org/



Great response
But wait a moment
Just for the record give us your dates of service and the date of your honorable discharge
( mine is April 27, 1963- show us yours)
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[*] posted on 10-31-2017 at 09:43 PM


Took me several tries at signing up but finally accepted by VetVerify

Have placed several orders through the exchange. Great service, quick delivery

They also have a great travel site

PS: Bring your DD-214 or other proof of service to Lowe's. They will sign you up for their My Lowe's program and get 10% off of every purchase
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[*] posted on 11-1-2017 at 08:16 AM


I signed up in Sept & purchased my first item on Sept 28th...it was easy.
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