Special to GUIDON
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service celebrated the first anniversary of expanding in-store shopping benefits to 4.1 million service-connected disabled veterans.
“Our nation’s heroes fought for us and deserve this benefit — and the Exchange is privileged to take care of disabled veterans through the in-person shopping benefit,” said Exchange Director Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era Army veteran.
In-person shopping at military exchanges, commissaries and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation retail facilities on U.S. military installations was expanded to: all Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary family caregivers for veterans who are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Before the expansion, only Veterans with 100 percent service-connected disabilities could shop in person.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON from AAFES.)