Love paying sales tax and full price? Right. Who does? Fortunately, you’ve got a sweet inside deal — the military exchange system, with tax-free shopping and discount goods and services.
You may already know that shopping for groceries at the commissary or for electronics at the exchange can amount to significant savings. But you may not know that these stores also offer additional perks like contest prizes, scholarships and family employment opportunities, all while supporting your war-fighter overseas. Check out our listings below for benefits you may not have heard about.
When you spend time in another country as a service member, the Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, between the United States and your host country protects your legal status as military personnel in another nation.
A great perk for many military personnel is being able to shop and save on groceries at the commissary. But some National Guard or reserve service members who live far from an installation can’t use this discount regularly because of the distance.
It’s dinnertime again, and you have plenty of choices. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency’s website for tools to whip up something that’s equal parts tasty, healthy and convenient.
Beginning November 11, 2017, Exchange Services will be able to serve honorably discharged veterans with a lifelong online exchange benefit.
New to the military? That means new surroundings, new digs and new routines. You’ll want to get up to speed on your new living arrangements, rules and ways to get rooted in your new military community.
Before you take off for your parent’s house or go anywhere when your spouse is deployed, consider the wide range of benefits and resources available to you if you remain on the installation, such as the commissary, exchange, community support. Staying put also ensures that your children maintain their routines during this time of transition and don’t experience further disruption to school and other activities.
Ease the time, expense and emotional strain of divorce by learning about unique legal issues due to military service.
At Military OneSource, this is our promise to you and here are some of the ways that we can help you to be mission ready, secure your homefront and find rest and relaxation. Military OneSource connects you to your best MilLife.
You’ve just found out you’re moving overseas. You’re shaking up your world, and new possibilities and experiences await you. Perhaps a new job awaits you, too.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members.