The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), which is headquartered at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees, and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones.
•Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
•Navy Exchange (NEX)
•Marine Corps Exchange (MCX)
Legal assistance offices can help address concerns about legal rights or obligations by providing information or giving a referral. For more information visit the legal resources website of MilitaryOneSource.
Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR)
Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) programs are an integral part of the military pay and benefits package. They ensure high quality and consistent community support for service members and their families. Find your local MWR Office for more information on DoD Lodging and related travel.
Military planes (and planes contracted by the military) have mission assignments throughout the world and often offer empty seats to eligible passengers. For service members and their families, traveling Space Available (Space-A) on military flights can be a great benefit, but you have to be flexible. Military flights are unpredictable and subject to delays and cancellations.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty. These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code. For more information, visit the VA's Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet website.