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Military Exchanges and Displaying Military Flags

Military Exchanges online service

Defense Department announced in late January 2017 that  veterans will be able to shop online at military exchanges.  The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military, DOD officials said in a news release. The shopping benefit will go into effect on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017.

Displaying Military Flags

According to the Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, the prescribed precedence of military flags is determined by service birthdays. The appropriate order is given below:

  • Army Birthday – 14 June 1775
  • Marine Corps Birthday – 10 November 1775
  • Navy Birthday – 13 Oct 1775
  • Air Force Birthday – 18 September 1947
  • Coast Guard Birthday – 4 August 1790