While some newly eligible veterans and caregivers were welcomed by commissaries and exchanges with cake and balloons, others were met with surprises on some base guest policies. More than four million veterans and caregivers became eligible this year to shop at commissaries, exchanges and MWR facilities. Details on how veterans would be identified for the benefit and permitted on secure bases to access these facilities were not released until a few months before implementation. While the Defense Department said each branch is training its Visitor Control Center staff, some newly eligible patrons have reported they were told they could not bring a guest with them. Read more on Military.com.