Veterans salute as flags are raised for the National Anthem during a Memorial Day ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 26. Veterans and military members from all four branches of the military attended the event to remember those who died in our nation's service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon) (Released) – Recognizing the Honorable Service of Our Nation’s Veterans

Starting in June, honorably discharged Veterans can ensure their eligibility to shop military exchanges online. Using data received from the Defense Manpower Data Center, Veterans can verify eligibility now and begin shopping on Veterans Day 2017.

Be sure to inform relatives, friends and customers they can verify their eligibility at

Here’s what happens:

  • Veterans with complete data, including Character of Service (i.e., honorable or general under honorable), will be authenticated immediately.
  • Veterans with incomplete information can use  as a resource to help identify the documentation needed.
  • Veterans who cannot find their discharge information will need to contact the National Archives. has useful links for this.
  • has common reasons for a non-eligibility determination and can direct Veterans to additional resources.

Tell Veterans to take the first step in obtaining their lifelong military exchange online benefit by logging today!

Read more about the opening of contact center.

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  1. John A. McManus on December 3, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Sir, I have been trying to sign up for the Exchange
    but without any luck, I have been a member of American
    Legion Post 291 for 35 years … I was in the ww2 Army and U.S. Marine Reserve
    anything you can do will be appreciated….

    • Steve Smith on December 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Mr. McManus:

      Thank you for writing to your Exchange Post. I would suggest going here, to see if you can get signed up.

      Let me know if I can be of further assistance,

      Steve Smith
      Editor, The Exchange Post

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