Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) is expanding commissary, military exchange, and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) retail privileges on U.S. military installations.
The expansion will extend eligibility to over 4.1 million people.
“Wounded Warrior Project worked with our supporters in Congress and other veterans’ groups to make this expansion of benefits a reality,” said Jose Ramos, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Vice President of Government and Community Relations. “This is the largest expansion in 60 years. It is a fiscally sound move for the military and a great benefit to wounded warriors, their families, and caregivers. We’re proud to have led this effort to see that our nation’s warriors have access to these opportunities.”
If this change affects you, obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card from the VA to present at DoD and Coast Guard installations for installation and shopping access.
Visit Military One Source to learn more about the commissary, military exchange, and MWR expansion.
To discover the other legislative priorities WWP is working on to improve the lives of wounded veterans and their families, visit our Government Affairs page.
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.