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FACTSHEET | Jan. 8, 2020

DOD expanding access to military commisaries, exchanges and recreation facilities

As of Jan. 1, Veterans eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status. Apply at

For Joint Base Charleston installation access please visit the Dorchester Road visitors control center to register VHIC upon first visit.

Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel.

VCC Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.