Commissaries, exchanges to recognize shoppers' military service in November

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By Connecting Vets

The Army and Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard exchanges and Defense Commissary Agency are joining forces this Veterans Day to salute the service of all who have served in the nation’s armed forces.

According to a release, Joint “In Recognition Of" events scheduled throughout November include: 

  • Military-exclusive Facebook Live interviews featuring military heroes and a special celebrity guest including: Medal of Honor recipients Jack Jacobs, Florent Groberg, Gary Littrell, Gary Beikirch Dwayne, and Woody Williams, Silver Lifesaving medal recipient Victoria Vanderhaden and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Go to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Hub for a complete schedule.
  • A special Veterans Day concert series premiering live on social media — On Nov. 11, performances start at 4 p.m. EST with a new musical guest every hour until 11 p.m. EST. Some of the confirmed artists include Andy Grammer, Ashanti, Big Boi, Hanson, K Michelle, as well as Tank And The Bangas. There will be a musical performance for every member of the family. Visit @NavyExchange Facebook page for the full schedule of concerts.
  • Test Your Strength Plank Challenge — Share a photo or video performing a plank on the exchanges’ and the commissary’s special social media event pages beginning Nov. 1 for a chance to win an exchange gift card. Famous faces, including Melissa Stockwell, Purple Heart recipient and Paralympian; celebrity chef Robert Irvine and superstar Mark Wahlberg plan to test their plank strength too.
  • Challenge coin giveaway — Exchanges and commissaries will distribute limited-edition challenge coins on Nov. 11. Coins available while supplies last.

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Authorized exchange and commissary shoppers can find out more by following along on social media: @ShopMyExchange; @NavyExchange; @MarineCorpsExchange; @CoastGuardExchange; and @YourCommissary.

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