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Old 07-23-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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To those reporting trouble establishing eligibility:

If you were discharged from the Army after 1/1/60, or the Air Force after 1/1/64 your records weren't lost in the 1973 NPRC fire. If there is a problem locating your records it's something else.

https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/mi...fire-1973.html
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:32 PM
 
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Wash hoping for this to get a professionally made shadow box by people who know the correct order the medals and ribbons should go in.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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Wash hoping for this to get a professionally made shadow box by people who know the correct order the medals and ribbons should go in.
That's not a service provided by the exchange. Medals and ribbons are uniform accoutrements that probably wouldn't be sold under this program anyway.

Go this web site:

Military Medals | Challenge Coins | Military Gear | MOA

They sell medals (full size and miniature), ribbons, badges, patches, etc. Very high quality, and authentic in every respect. Identical to the awards given to service members who earn them. They'll also build a box for you. I've seen their work and it's pretty nice...but expensive. If you just want to know the proper order to display your own they have "rack builder" app on the site. Just plug in your awards and they show a graphic of their order of precedence. You can use that as a reference to build your own box.

They sell to anyone so there's no need to establish eligibility. Sadly, that includes fakers and valor thieves.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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That's not a service provided by the exchange. Medals and ribbons are uniform accoutrements that probably wouldn't be sold under this program anyway.

Go this web site:

Military Medals | Challenge Coins | Military Gear | MOA

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They sell to anyone so there's no need to establish eligibility. Sadly, that includes fakers and valor thieves.







The Exchange | About Exchange
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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains a team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange benefit while continuing to give back to the military community. We have proudly served America’s armed forces since 1895.



Medals Listing: https://www.shopmyexchange.com/s?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=Medals
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Doesn't really seem like that great of deals at all.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Doesn't really seem like that great of deals at all.
That's your evaluation... Either participate or don't, it's your choice...
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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That is the sale of the actual medals. Of course the exchange sells those, along with other uniform accoutrements. But I was responding to a poster who said he wanted to use the exchange to have a professionally made shadow box to display his decorations. The exchange doesn't do that. Unless I misunderstood the exclusion on uniform purchases under this program allowing qualified veterans to shop online for general merchandise, he'd not be able to buy those unless he's otherwise eligible and doesn't need this program. I was giving him alternate source for what he wants.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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Do they charge for shipping the items purchased online, or do you have the option to pick them up at a BX?
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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Do they charge for shipping the items purchased online, or do you have the option to pick them up at a BX?
I guess that would depend on whether you can access the installation where the store is located. Most have a process for visitors with business on base to sign in for a temporary visitor pass.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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Doesn't really seem like that great of deals at all.
For everyday items, it really isn't. I had that issue when I was actually in the military - you could buy everyday items much cheaper off-base. Electronics are a good deal, but who buys those everyday?

The Commissary was a good deal back then (I separated in 2003), not sure about now.
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