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  •  Nope. (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Susan from 29

    Veterans who separated before retirement DO NOT have commissary privileges.

    RETIRED military do. Disabled vets do.

    National guard only have privileges while they're on active duty (unless that's changed, which is possible). Of course, if you send a guard unit to Afghanistan, their spouses will have commissary privileges.

    But not just veterans. That's a lie.

    •  What seems to be the current eligibility (2+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, WakeUpNeo
      According to the 2004 National Defense Authorization Act, with the proper ID, unlimited commissary shopping privileges are authorized for:
       Ready Reserve members (Selected Reserve, IRR, and Inactive National Guard)
      Retired Guard members,
      "Gray Area" Guard retirees not yet age 60,
      Dependents of these members with a Department of Defense family member ID

      Additionally, under special provisions authorized by Department of Defense Memorandum in August 2009, a member of the Armed Forces who is involuntarily separated from active duty under other than adverse conditions through Dec. 31, 2012 may continue to use commissary and exchange privileges for a two-year period beginning on the date of involuntary separation.

      http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/..._(DeCA).html?serv=149

      from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 12:12:36 PM PDT

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