Veterans Access  


Effective 1 January, 2020, newly eligible veterans and caregivers under the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018 will have access to many Department of Defense and Coast Guard MWR retail activities, including: entertainment, clubs, recreational lodging/resorts, special interest activities, bowling, golf, restaurants, marinas, equipment rental, movie theaters, vehicle storage, kennels, AmericanForcesTravel.com and more. These activities are generally self-sustaining and do not rely on appropriated funds (funding that has been specifically allocated by Congress) to operate. Use of MWR activities primarily funded by appropriations and child development programs are NOT authorized. Examples of these activities (and therefore NOT authorized for the expanded access) include indoor pools, fitness centers, recreation centers, community counseling, education programs, and more. For more information about the specifics of the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, please visit https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/expanding-access-fact-sheet.pdf.

A comprehensive list of specific programs and activities that will be authorized for the expanded access groups at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station is below. Facilities, programs and functions not listed are not authorized for use by the expanded access group per the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.


For information on accessing the Base, visit https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/ExpandedAccess/

MCAS New River

MCCS Facilities

Shopping & Services
Marine Corps Exchanges/Marine Marts EXCEPTION - NON-COMMERCIAL UNIFORM ITEMS All Points Travel
Recreation Equipment Issue & Rental  
Recreation & Sports
Adult Tournament Sports Family Pool at The Landing
New River Bowling Center New River Marina
New River Skate Park New River Theater
Waterfront Community Center  
Dining & Lodging
All Base Eateries except for Chow Halls The Landing at New River (Lunch/Dinner, Special Events, The Landing Zone Lounge)

Contracted Services - MCAS New River

American Clipper Barber Shops American Forces Travel
Firestone Complete Auto Care GNC
Green Clean Auto Spa Ice House
MCX Mobile Center Model Dry Cleaning
Facilities, programs and functions not listed are not authorized for use by the expanded access group per the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.

Online Shopping Privileges


All honorably discharged military service veterans have online shopping privileges for the exchanges through the Veterans Online Shopping Benefit. For more information on how you may enroll, please visit www.VetVerify.org.


For information about the expansion as it pertains to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), visit their site at https://www.commissaries.com/Expanding-Access.