I was just getting ready to start a thread on this story!
What ever happen to including Retired members, and veterans! We all are suffering hard times.
Yet what I really do not understand is how the government is letting this happen.
Anything a service member recieves over $25.00 is not authorized and military members are not authorized to accept.
This is a gift card! It is a Gift! So why is the Military breaking the rules for some and not for everyone!
It makes me angry because back in 2004 when the USS Momsen was commssioned in Panama City, FL.
The Commssioning Board in Panama city wanted to do something nice for the crew.
For all of their hard work. The city bought Leather Jackets at $250.00 a piece for all the Officers and the Chiefs for all the hard work they put into getting the ship started from scratch. The crew was given 10,000
to up grade the ships lounge. Which I believe they purchased Flat screen TV's and other items.
There was a big investigation on these Jackets and they had to be given back.
The reason. No military member or government employee are to accept any gifts over $25.00.
If Sears, Phone companies and other businesses can give gift cards over $25.00 and Military Members can accept them . It would make me question the care packages that are being sent to troops overseas.
They are gifts and some care packages are way over 25.00.
Then I feel the government should return the Leather Jackets (Which by the way where copies of the Leather Jackets that Admiral Momsen use to wear) to the orginial crew members that earned them!
Other wise the government is playing a double standard here!
Please do not get me wrong I am all for care packages! It's just rules are rules . Just wonder why they are broken for some and not others!
I vote we do away with the Gift Limit!