As of May 1, active-duty troops, retirees, and veterans are all able to take advantage of the home improvement chain’s 10% online shopping discount, free parcel shipping, and have access to faster checkout and self-checkout options at brick-and-mortar locations.
To take advantage of the deal, current and former service members need only sign up online. After providing identification and proof of service, they’ll receive a Lowe’s card to show at stores for the discount and benefits.
The discount is linked with your Lowe’s account and can be shared by an entire household, according to Military Times. Additionally, once you’ve received your card, you won’t have to show ID or proof of service at checkout, which for some veterans can be a bit of a pain, as not everyone has a Veteran Affairs ID card or carries a laminated copy of their DD214 in their back pocket.
Sure, and while nobody joins up because they’re really that excited about a damn discount (hopefully), it’s still a nice gesture from the retail chain. After all, you can’t put a price on shorter lines when you’ve got 20 -pounds of discount mulch and dirt to buy for sandbags, err, gardening.
Yeah… gardening .... definitely not going to use this to turn my basement apartment into a bunker. Hopefully I won’t end up like Brendan Fraser in “Blast from the Past.”
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — The trial of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher officially kicked off on Tuesday with the completion of jury selection, opening statements, and witness testimony indicating that drinking alcohol on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq in 2017 seemed to be a common occurrence for members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon.
Government prosecutors characterized Gallagher as a knife-wielding murderer who not only killed a wounded ISIS fighter but shot indiscriminately at innocent civilians, while the defense argued that those allegations were falsehoods spread by Gallagher's angry subordinates, with attorney Tim Parlatore telling the jury that "this trial is not about murder. It's about mutiny."
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension starting on the date they formally receive the Medal of Honor, which is currently $1,329.58 per month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Medal of Honor recipients are also eligible for a retroactive payment for monthly stipends that technically took effect on the "date of heroism," said Gina Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.
At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the company's U.S.-based unit used a second set of books and altered records to make it appear responsive to maintenance requests, Reuters found in a review of company and Air Force emails, internal memos and other documents, as well as interviews with former workers.