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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for letting us know SFC (Join to see) DoD officials expect to make a decision on expanding military exchange online shopping benefits to all honorably discharged veterans by mid-December. To me this is pretty strange that these so-called officials are waffling on making a decision. I suspect they are negotiating with Congress to ensure that if they push for the expansion of online exchange shopping benefit to honorably discharged veterans that Congress will support the decision. Even more important to those officials is if they want to restrict the online exchange shopping benefit to military service members and retied service members and their dependents that Congress would support that decision.
Since MWR funding is linked to exchange shopping, I suspect Congress may be weighing the fact that veterans generally are not authorized to use MWR benefits unless they are also retired military service members.
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SFC Combat Engineer
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Good news. I expect a fight when retailers see something eating into their profit. It will be interesting.
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SSgt Robert Marx
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I think it makes great sense to expand the online access to the Exchange services to all honorably discharged veterans. It is a no-brainer to give all of those brave warriors great shopping opportunities. Of course as an obvious action that benefits MWR & veterans some Einstein legislator will get their hair bun in an uproar.
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