'Veterans Canteen Service' online shopping for vets, VA employees

Kaylah Jackson
April 09, 2019 - 12:39 pm

(Photo courtesy of Andranik Hakobyan)


Veterans can experience the ease of shopping from the comfort of their homes or on the go with VA’s Veterans Canteen Service.

ShopVCS.com recently launched as an online shopping forum for veterans enrolled in the VA along with their families and VA employees.

The best part of it all is it’s totally free to take advantage of. All you have to do is visit ShopVCS.com and click “sign up.”

You’ll be guided through a few screens where you will have to enter basic information like your name and date of birth. Then, you can upload a simple photo or PDF of your DD214, Veteran ID card, or VA Proof of Service Letter to verify your veteran status.

With the Veterans Canteen Service, you can purchase from brands like YETI, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade and even Oakley. You can even book travel details on the site.

Aside from the ease of the shopping, proceeds from your purchases support various VA initiatives like Women Veterans programming and Vets Crisis Suicide Prevention.

Everything you need (or just want to buy) is all just a click away— Happy Shopping!

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