Patron Expansion - As of 2020


The Department of Defense has extended Commissary, Exchange and select Morale, Welfare & Recreation program eligibility to the following patrons: 

  • Purple Heart recipients
  • Former prisoners of war 
  • All veterans with service-connected disabilities 
  • Individuals approved and designated as the primary caregivers of eligible veterans enrolled under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. 

MWR Category A activities, including Fitness Centers, Sports Fields, Intramural Sports, Liberty, Libraries and Child & Youth Programs, are NOT included in the eligibility. 

A Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) provided by the Veterans Affairs (VA) will be required in order to acquire a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card from the local NAS Key West Visitor Control Center (VCC), which is mandatory for installation access. 

Veterans Affairs Office

  • 1200 Truman Avenue, Suite 204, Key West, FL 33040
  • Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • 305-295-5150

Visitor Control Center

  • Located at the front gate of Boca Chica Field, MM 8
  • Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 305-293-2806

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