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Navy Exchange

The base exchange offers various services and facilities, depending on the base's population and what's available from the local civilian sector, such as theaters, barber shops, service stations, clothing stores, dry cleaning, optical shops, package stores, and other sales stores. The unmarried surviving spouse is eligible for base exchange services or, on approval of the installation commander, an agent may be allowed to make purchases under certain circumstances.


Eligible family members can attend motion picture theaters on military installations.  Family members must have current ID cards.


As an unmarried surviving spouse, you are entitled to membership in the Officer’s or Enlisted Open Mess.  The same applies to you and your children in the use of other recreational activities on a military installation such as the golf course, gymnasium, bowling alley, and hobby shops.