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Commissaries and Exchanges

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.

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Perks of the Commissary and Exchange

Did you know that your commissary and exchange offer perks such as tax-free shopping, military-exclusive pricing, contest prizes, job opportunities for the military community and more?

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Products and Resources

Resources on this page are designed to assist service providers and leaders as they conduct and promote MWR programs and services. They provide background, highlights, data and other info.

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Commissary On-Site Sales for National Guard and Reserve

Shopping can be a challenge for National Guard and reserve service members who aren’t near an installation, so the Defense Commissary Agency offers them the chance to host an on-site sale.

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Unlock the Savings and Nutrition Inside Your Commissary

Shopping for your best health can be inexpensive, and nutritious recipes can be easy to follow. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency’s website for great tips.

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Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time

Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.

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Military Spouse Jobs Overseas

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.

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Finding a Job Overseas as a Military Spouse

Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available to you while you’re living overseas. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare your resume and begin to explore what job opportunities await you during your time abroad.

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History of Military Recreation Programs

The historical roots of morale, welfare and recreation activities and nonappropriated funds date to the American Revolution.

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Living Overseas on Military Pay: What to Expect

Overseas or OCONUS permanent change of station orders can be exciting, especially if you’ve never been outside of the continental United States. The military can help you with the added costs of an international move and living expenses abroad.

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A Benefits Guide for National Guard and Family Members

This guide provides a valuable resource to service and family members who may have questions about their entitlements and benefits or simply need to know who to contact for assistance.

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Living on Your Military Paycheck

You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to save more, spend less, and better manage your day-to-day finances.

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How to Create a Family Care Plan for Caregivers

Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.