I am on the DAV’s mailing list for updates concerning Veteran’s every now and then something comes across my email that is a great read from them.  A lot of times it is about what is happening in congress, but I believe this is a great one to share:

“On March 4, 2015, Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE) introduced H.R. 1292, a bill that would authorize compensably disabled service-connected veterans and their dependents access to Department of Defense exchange and commissary facilities.  Their access to these facilities would be on the same basis as if they were members or dependents of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.

This bill is in alignment with longstanding DAV Resolution 095, which calls for legislation to extend commissary and exchange privileges to service-connected disabled veterans and their dependents.

Please write your Representative to urge support and passage of this important legislation, a longstanding priority of DAV for its members and disabled veterans everywhere.

As always, thank you for your grassroots support and advocacy to enable us to move beneficial legislation through Congress.

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I believe this can be a great thing for Veterans; seeing as how most commissaries are cheaper than going to the grocery store or even Aldis.  Let’s give this bill some love!

Until next time:


Kenny Holmes
CEO / President at FreedomSystem.org
My name is Kenneth Holmes (Kenny, please!). I have two degrees from Indiana University - an Associates in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in General Studies (concentrations Political Science, English, and Electronic Media). I am medically retired from the United States Army after 12 years of serving our great and wonderful country: United States of America. I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and a productive member of society!

My full time job is working with veterans and making their lives more manageable. I own my own photography company, Holmes Photography, and I build websites and do other side computer related work - graphics and the whatnot!

If you would like to know more about me you can email me at kenny@kennyleeholmes.com or kenny@freedomsystem.org