PX privileges

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  1. Inglis

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    Long_Hunter Embrace the Suck Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    They had to expand their pool of clientele. Without all these new veterans they would go out of business. They still might, over time.

    It's the same thing that the VFW did... Used to, you couldn't join unless you had set foot in a foreign war zone. But the VFW has been slowly bleeding to death due to attrition. Old members were dying. There weren't enough new members willing to sign up, so what does the VFW do? They change the rules... Now, anyone who got a "global war on terror" ribbon (everybody on active duty post 2001) gets to join the VFW, whether they went to Iraq/ Afghanistan or not...

    VFW and PX/ Exchange system... Two organizations facing extinction, doing whatever they can to hold on for as long as possible.
     
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    Wasn't just the VFW, it was CONGRESS and POTUS that acted...President Trump signed a bi-partisan passed bill on July 30, 2019 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. Now that the legislation has been signed, eligibility criteria for the VFW, the American Legion, and all other "veteran" organizations immediately changed from seven designated war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time to be later determined by the federal government. It is called the LEGION ACT...you can look it up...I think its a load of bull.
     
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    It's been at least 10 years since Ive used an exchange facility of any kind!