Can veterans use the commissary in 2022?

Yes. Veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) documented service-connected disability rating are eligible to shop the commissary.

Can military veterans use the commissary?

Do I need to apply for commissary and exchange privileges? You don’t need to apply, but you’ll need to have the right kind of ID at checkout. You can show your Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) or a letter from VA along with your passport or driver’s license.

Can veterans go to PX on base?

Medal of Honor recipients and veterans with 100% service-connected disability, documented by the VA, are already covered and receiving access to these facilities. The first thing veterans must do is to get their credentials – the Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC – from the VA at Tripler.

Can veterans use the Navy Exchange?

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Service Command and Marine Corps Exchange support military service members from all branches. Active-duty service members, retirees, their families, veterans with service-connected disabilities and other eligible shoppers can take advantage of savings and benefits.

Can veterans shop at the Exchange Online?

A11: It allows all honorably discharged veterans access to shop their military exchanges online.

When can veterans use the commissary?

Veterans with a service-connected disability will need a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) to be able to gain access to the installation and use the commissary. The VHIC must state the veteran’s eligibility.

Can veterans still get on base?

Only with a VHIC can the veteran get access to the base. All a veteran has to do is take their VHIC, along with valid state ID, driver’s license or passport, to an installation’s Pass and ID office. If this office isn’t outside the base, call ahead to find out where to go.

Why can’t veterans get on base?

Eligible veterans must pass a basic on-the-spot background check prior to enrolling and an automated check each time they enter the installation. Veterans with felony convictions or arrest warrants will not be permitted entry.

Will my VA ID get me on base?

Veterans use VHICs for identification and check-in at VA appointments, but will also use them for base access under the new program. Veterans eligible solely under this act who are eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access.

How do I get a VA commissary letter?

Contact the VA Regional Office, Oakland at 1-800-827-1000. Explain that you need a “Tax Exempt” letter (must be 100% service connected) and a “Commissary” letter (must be 100% service connected permanent and total). It may take 2 weeks to receive these letters.

Who can shop at a military commissary?

Who can shop at a commissary?

  • Active, reserve or retired uniformed services members.
  • Medal of Honor recipients.
  • Wage marine personnel and retired wage marine personnel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees on service agreements overseas.