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DOD to open online Exchange shopping to veterans


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Veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges.

The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military, DoD officials said in a Jan. 13 news release.

The shopping benefit will be effective this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017.

Shopping privileges exclude the purchase of uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products.

According to the release, 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 efficiencies.