Friday, February 16, 2024

250,000 VA Patients Are at Risk of Receiving Wrong Medication

250,000 VA Patients Are at Risk of Receiving Wrong Medication Due to Electronic Health Records Issue

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Pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass., on June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

About 250,000 veterans may be at risk of being prescribed medicine they are allergic to or that would interact poorly with their existing medications because of issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs' new electronic health records system, a government watchdog told lawmakers at a hearing Thursday.

A VA official testifying at the same hearing stressed that the department has not found any instances of patients being harmed by drug interactions specifically caused by the data issues.

But at least one veteran wasn't given critical medication they were prescribed because their records were incorrect, and the VA has not adequately notified patients their prescription records may be wrong, the watchdog said.

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"We remain concerned that patients have not been informed of their individual risk, essentially being excluded as full participants in their care," David Case, deputy inspector general for the VA, said at a House Veterans Affairs Committee technology modernization subcommittee hearing Thursday.

The faulty medication records are the latest problem to beset the rollout of the Oracle Cerner Millennium system that has been troubled enough that the VA paused adapting it at any more sites while it works to fix the network.

At issue this time is the way the Oracle system inputs data into a medical records database known as the Health Data Repository that stores information about patients' medications and allergies. When patients are prescribed new medications, a provider will check against the information in the database to ensure there are no allergies or drug interactions.

But because of an error in the way the Oracle system codes data sent to the database, incorrect information appears when the database is checked using the old electronic health records system, known as Vista.

That means, if a veteran visits one of the five medical centers that use the Oracle system, their medication history could be wrong if they later seek care at a facility that still uses the Vista system. About 250,000 veterans were affected by the issue as of September, Case testified, citing data provided by the Veterans Health Administration.

In one instance, a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury wasn't given medication they needed to treat adrenal insufficiency because the residential rehabilitation program they were in didn't see a prescription for the medication, according to Case's written testimony. The rehab facility used the Vista system, but the veteran got the prescription at a facility that used the Oracle system.

After five days of worsening symptoms, the patient found the order for the medication on their personal cell phone and had to be transferred to a local emergency room for care, according to the testimony.

The inspector general's office has not "seen evidence that VA has sufficiently notified legacy EHR [electronic health record] providers about this issue and the mitigations to safely care for these new EHR site patients," Case said.

"While legacy site leaders were told to have providers perform manual medication safety checks to replace the automated checks for new EHR patients, these manual safety checks are complex and rely on the vigilance of pharmacists and frontline staff," he added.

Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle Corp., told lawmakers that his company made 10 separate fixes for data sent to the Health Data Repository between May and November. Still, the most recent software update, which was supposed to happen days ago, was found to have a similar data issue during final testing and was quickly pulled, Sicilia acknowledged.

"In the interest of patient safety, we decided of course not to roll out anything that did not pass all final safety checks," he said.

Sicilia also suggested the issues are not entirely Oracle's fault.

"I'm not sure that we broke anything here," he said. "This is a very complex process, and it's a byproduct of having multiple systems involved, multiple versions of Vista, multiple EHRs and lots of interfaces in between. We are of course responsible and have taken responsibility for fixing all defects in the system as designed, as scoped and on contract at our cost."

Lawmakers in both parties have grown increasingly frustrated with the Oracle system, a $10 billion program that has been deployed in just five sites in the Pacific Northwest and Ohio, as reports of patient safety issues resulting from system glitches have mounted.

Amid pressure from lawmakers to pump the brakes on the electronic health records modernization program, the VA announced in April it was holding off on implementing the new system at any more sites while officials work on fixes.

But lawmakers' anger at the new system is only growing.

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result," Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., the subcommittee chairman, said at the hearing. "I have come to believe that continuing this effort -- to transform the Oracle Cerner pharmacy software into something completely different -- is insanity."

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Updated FWA Reunion 2024

UPDATED INFO - 2024 Flamingo Wing Annual Reunion.

Hello all,

Our FWA Annual Reunion is fast approaching. Here's what you need to know.

Reunion Dates:

4/19-4/21


Our Saturday night theme is The Wild West.

So, dust off your hats, shine your boots, and let out your inner cowpoke

You can pay your reunion registration and meal costs on our website NOW at https://

flamingowingassociation.org/shop/

Or send your check to Joe Cieslinski   2128 SW Jaguar Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL, 34953


Registration fee for our Annual Reunion is still only $20.00

Meal Costs are $27.00 per meal

Friday Meal Choice 

Beef Medallions, mashed Potatoes and asparagus

Grilled Salmon, rice and asparagus

Saturday Meal Choice

NY Strip, Au gratin potatoes and mixed vegetables

Chicken Cordon Blue, rice and mixed vegetables

Commemorative FWA  coins are available - just $10.00 each plus $3.00 for shipping

 Double Tree by Hilton

13051 Bell Tower Dr.

Ft Myers 33907  Ph# (239) 482-2900

Room Rate 139.00 

Must booked by March 19, 2024 -  Use Flamingo Wing Rate Code SMERF

Includes breakfast for two guest per room

Note special room rate is available 2 days pre and post reunion

Fishing trip planned for 18 April 2024  Red Groupers are in season!!!!!!

The full charter is $1,600 cash - (need six people to sign up)

$270 cash or $285 credit per person

Contact Clarence (239) 537-4855

We have real entertainment this year. 

Mr. Dalton will delight us with a wide range of songs. He'll play for an hour and a half each evening.

If you have a special request email Clarence at  ctears@comcast.net 

Please bring an item for the silent auction:

Additional activities include

Pickle Ball

50/50 raffle

Cornhole

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this year!

Clarence Tears,

FWA President

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Defense Department Expands ID Card Renewals by Mail to US-Based Retirees, Dependents 17jan24

Defense Department Expands ID Card Renewals by Mail to US-Based Retirees, Dependents

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The Next Generation USID military spouse ID card
The Next Generation USID military dependent card incorporates an updated design and security features to deter counterfeiting and fraud, and is printed on a plastic cardstock. (Department of Defense)

Military retirees and their dependents based in the U.S. may now renew their military ID cards online and receive them by mail, relieving them of a trip to the on-base ID card office.

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it's expanding a pilot program that began in 2023 and initially allowed certain dependents' Uniformed Services Identification cards, or USID, to be renewed by mail.

Portions of the renewal process have previously been available online. However, the pilot program allows online ordering from start to finish. While in the past the renewed card had to be retrieved in person at a local ID card facility, it will instead be delivered by mail under the pilot program.

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After first offering the renewals by mail to dependents whose sponsors held a Common Access Card -- generally active-duty dependents -- the DoD will now allow the renewals for additional USID holders, who include U.S.-based retirees, their dependents and reservists.

Out of the 4.5 million IDs of all types that the department issues every year, about 1 million are the USIDs of people based in the U.S., according to the news release announcing the pilot program expansion.

The opportunity is only for people who already have a USID and need to renew it. Those applying for the first time will still need to go to an on-base office of the Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System, or RAPIDS.

Further expanding the new renewal process to USID holders outside the U.S. in the future is "in the works," according to the news release.

Sponsors and cardholders may request renewals at the ID Card Office Online website. At the site, the sponsor must verify the dependent's identifying information and digitally sign a new Form DD 1172-2 to receive the renewed ID by mail.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The USID card being renewed is active (not expired).
  • The card recipient has a photo in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) taken in the last 12 years.
  • The card recipient has an email address saved in DEERS for communication.
  • The card recipient has a physical address (not a post office box) saved in DEERS in the continental U.S., Alaska or Hawaii.

The Defense Manpower Data Center will create and mail the new card, emailing both the sponsor and cardholder when it has done so. An email will also be sent if the online renewal wasn't successful.

Once the card arrives, the sponsor must log back in to the ID Card Office Online website to acknowledge receiving it. Since military ID cards are considered government property, users are asked to return their old, replaced ID cards either by dropping them off at a local ID card office or by mailing them to:

DMDC- DSC Attn: USID Card Returns 2102 E. 21st Street N. Wichita, KS 67214.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Operation Scenic Santa

Scenic Santas

Airmen participate in Operation Christmas Drop over Koror, Palau, Dec. 3, 2023. The Defense Department's longest-running humanitarian airlift operation provides donated goods throughout the Pacific.




Monday, November 20, 2023

Wishing you and your family the best of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 




Friday, November 10, 2023

Veterans Day Complimentary Meals & Restaurant discount


Veterans Day Free Meals

To honor members of the military, these restaurants are offering veterans free meals on or around Veterans Day, November 11.

110 Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary lunch from a select menu from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 10.

151 Coffee -- Veterans and their families get a complimentary coffee or beverage of their choice on November 11.

Another Broken Egg Cafe -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free Patriot French Toast, topped with strawberries, blueberries and fresh whipped cream, and Barista House Blend Coffee on November 11 with a valid ID. Dine-in only.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free 12″ Cheese Pizza on November 11. Dine-in only. Guests must present their military ID.

Applebee's -- On November 11, active-duty military, veterans, reserves and National Guard that dine in-restaurant get a complimentary full-size entrée from a special menu. They will also receive a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- On November 11, Army & Air Force Exchange Service offers various deals, including free gourmet fry at Charleys with the purchase of any cheesesteak and drink.

Aroma Joe's -- Veterans get a free 24 oz. drink on November 11.

Au Bon Pain -- Veterans get a free breakfast sandwich and small coffee on November 10. Offer in-cafe at participating locations only. 

Bandana's BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free pulled chicken or pulled pork Budget Buster or a pulled chicken or pulled pork sandwich on November 11 with proof of service or military ID. Dine in only.

Bar Louie -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free Craft Burger on November 11 with a valid ID. Dine-in only.

Benihana -- Active-duty military members and veterans get a free appetizer with any lunch or dinner entrée purchase on November 11.

Biggby Coffee -- Veterans and active-duty service members receive a free 24oz brewed coffee on November 11.

Bill Gray's -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a free World's Greatest Cheeseburger, regular fries and a soda with proof of service.

Biscuit Belly -- Veterans get a special free lunch menu on November 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine-in only.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse -- On November 11, veterans with a valid military ID can dine in and enjoy a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie® with any $9.95+ purchase. In addition, veterans who spend more than $14.95 for dine in or takeout will receive a bounce back coupon for a free appetizer to redeem between November 12 and December 31, 2023.

Black Angus Steakhouse -- Current and past members of the military get a free meal on November 10 from 12pm to 3pm with ID. This deal is not available to-go.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11. Dine-in only.

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar -- All locations in Texas will provide free entrees for veterans on November 11. Other items will be discounted 20%. Families accompanying veterans, and active-duty service members and their accompanying families, will receive a 20% discount on entrees and other items on Veterans Day. Alcoholic beverages are excluded.

Bonefish Grill -- Active-duty service members and veterans get a complimentary order of Bang Bang Shrimp with a soft beverage on November 11 with valid ID.

Bruegger's Bagels -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced coffee (any size) with a purchase in-store on November 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free order of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries on November 11 with valid ID. Only available for dine-in. Buffalo Wild Wings GO locations will be included for walk-in/order at the counter only. 

Buffalo's Cafe -- All dine-in veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary entree from the menu (up to a $17.99 value) on November 11. Must present military ID or wear military uniform.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal on November 11.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch from 10:45am to 4pm on November 11. Military ID required. 

California Fish Grill -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military personnel get a complimentary taco and soft drink.

California Pizza Kitchen  Veterans and active-duty military members get a complimentary meal November 11. They will also receive a BOGO offer to redeem for a pizza, pasta or salad of equal or lesser value that can be redeemed from November 12 to November 21. 

Caribou Coffee -- Veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses with a valid ID receive a Small Hot Brewed Coffee of the Day or Cold Press, excluding nitro on November 11.

Carolina Ale House -- Veterans and military members receive a free half rack rib platter with coleslaw and fries on November 11 at participating locations.

Carrabba's -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert paired with a soft beverage with show of ID.

Casey's General Stores -- Casey’s is offering any size complimentary coffee or fountain drink to all veterans on November 11.

Cattlemens -- Active, non-active, and retired military personal get a complimentary sirloin steak dinner with proof of service. Sign up on their website on or before November 11, 2023 to receive your steak certificate. The offer will be emailed on November 12, 2023. Offer valid November 12 to 22, 2023 during regular business hours for dine-in. Offer valid at California Cattlemens locations only.

Charleys Cheesesteaks -- Veterans and active-duty military get free Gourmet Fries in-store with no purchase necessary on November 11 at participating locations with a valid ID.

Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille -- Veterans with a valid military ID get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military will receive a free meal at all locations.

Chili's -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 with proof of service. Available for in-restaurant only.

Cicis Pizza -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free Adult Buffet with a valid military ID for Veterans Day. The Veterans Day offer may be available at your local Cicis on November 10 or November 11. It’s valid for dine-in only and does not include a drink. Contact your local Cicis Pizza to learn more.

Circle K -- On November 11, Circle K is offering free coffee through the Circle K app to thank veterans and active-duty military personnel. To redeem, download the Circle K mobile app and follow the instructions under Deals tab. Valid at participating stores.

Claim Jumper -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free dine in meal from a special menu on November 13.

Coco's Bakery Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Homestyle Breakfast on November 11. Available for dine-in only.

Cody's Original Roadhouse -- Active and nonactive service members and veterans get an 8oz. Top Sirloin or 8oz. Chicken Breast for free with a valid military ID on November 10

Colton's Steak House & Grill -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free entrée on November 11 until 4 pm from a select menu at participating locations. Available for dine-in only with valid military ID.

Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken on November 11. Dine-in only. Must present valid military ID.

Craft Republic -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11

CRISP & GREEN -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free Salad or Nourishing Grain Bowl on November 11 at all Dallas locations.

Crooked Pint Ale House -- Veterans and active-duty military can choose one free item on November 11 with proof of service. Choose from Chicken Pot Pie, Classic Lucy, Grilled Clubhouse, or Bourbon Cranberry Chicken Salad for dine-in only.

Davanni's Pizza and Hot Hoagies -- On November 11, active-duty military and veterans get a Free Solo 1-item Pizza and Regular Pop.

Dave & Buster's -- Veterans get a free entree (up to $20) and a free $10 Power Card with a valid veterans ID card on November 11.

Denny's -- Veterans and military personnel receive a free Original Gran Slam on November 10 from 5 a.m. (Store Open) to noon. Dine-in only. Must show valid Military ID or DD214.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Pulled Pork Sandwich on November 11. Valid in-store, and online/app for carryout.

Duffy's Sports Grill -- Veterans get a free meal on November 11 from 11am to 4pm. Dine-in only.

Dunkin' -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut of their choice on November 11 at participating locations. Offer available in-store only.

East Coast Wings + Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 at participating locations.

Einstein Bros. Bagels -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced coffee (any size) with a purchase in-store on November 11.

El Chico -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée on November 11at participating locations. Limit $25. Proof of service required. 

Emmet's Social Table -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal up to $15 on November 10 with a valid military ID. 

Eureka! -- Active and retired military members get a complimentary American Cheeseburger all day on November 11.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Big Cheese burger on November 11 at participating locations with proof of service. Not valid on delivery or mobile ordering.

Fazoli's -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Regular Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara on November 11. Must present military ID or wear military uniform.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Dine with a veteran or active-duty service member on November 10 and their meal is free. Dine in only. 

Food City -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from the Deli Hot Bar on November 11.

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel who visit on November 11 will receive a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card that can be redeemed through November 30.

Freebirds World Burrito -- Active military personnel and veterans get free burritos on November 11 with a valid military ID.

Fricker's -- Veterans get 10 free wings on November 11. Dine-in only. Show proof of service.

Gold Star Chili -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary meal of their choice up to $12 off their order with proof of service. For dine-in, carry out or drive-thru.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on November 13 from 5pm to close. This includes a free “thank you” meal when dining in.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military can choose a free item from a select menu with proof of service. Dine-in only.

Greene Turtle -- Veterans receive a free meal up to $15 with valid ID on November 11. Dine-in only.

Grillsmith -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary entrée on November 11.

GuacAmigos -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 13.

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans with proof of ID get a Large Wet Burrito for free when they dine-in or carryout on November 11.

Hamburger Stand -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free hamburger, regular fries and a small soda on November 11 at participating locations.

Hard Rock Cafe -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free Legendary Burger on November 11. Dine-in only with valid ID. 

Hawaiian Bros -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free classic plate lunch with ID on November 11. This offer is for dine-in, drive-thru, and carry-out only (excluding ghost kitchens).

Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active-duty members receive a free meal of equal or lesser value with purchase of another meal on November 10. Dine-in only, limit of one free meal per U.S military service member. Proof of military service is required. 

Hof's Hut -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Hofburger OR Buttermilk Pancakes Comb November 10 and 11 with military ID card or proof of service. For dine in only. Active-duty military and veterans will also receive a $10 thank you card that is redeemable from November 24 to December 3, 2023.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free classic burger on November 11. Available for dine-in only.

Hooters -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with purchase of a beverage at participating locations on November 11. Dine-in only.

Huddle House -- Active-duty military members and veterans get a free MVP meal on November 11 with valid ID.

Huey Magoo's -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free 5-piece tender meal when you buy a 5-piece meal and 2 beverages on November 11. Must show military or veteran ID, or DD-214 form to redeem. Offer valid for in-restaurant orders only. Offer not valid at UCF (Student Union), FL, Fremont Hotel & Casino, NV or Milledgeville, GA locations.

Hurricane Grill and Wings -- Veterans and active-duty military who dine-in get a complimentary entree from a special menu on November 11. Must present military ID or wear military uniform.

Hy-Vee -- Veterans, military members and their families get a free fresh breakfast on November 10 between 6 and 10 a.m. Plus, veterans and military members receive 15% off grocery purchases on November 10. Shop in-store or Hy-Vee Aisles Online and use promo code HOMEFRONT15 at checkout.

IHOP -- Veterans and active-duty military get free Red, White, & Blueberry Pancakes or Pancake Combo on November 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dine-in only, at participating restaurants.

Insomnia Cookies -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free 6-pack of Classic cookies with any purchase until November 13 at 3 a.m. PST. Excludes all online pick-up/delivery orders and nationwide shipping orders.

IKEA -- From November 10 to 12, veterans and active-duty military members with a valid ID can dine for free in the restaurant.

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty service members receive a complimentary meal off a special menu along with a non-alcoholic beverage on November 11.

Jefferson’s Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty military can visit any location with a valid ID on November 11 to get a free entree.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice -- On November 11, anyone with a military ID gets a Free Small Menu Item.

Juice It Up -- Veterans and active-duty service members get a free Medium Classic Smoothie on November 11. The offer is available in-store only and requires proof of service.

Kings Family Restaurant -- Veterans and active-duty military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 13.

Kolache Factory -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free kolache and a cup of coffee on November 11 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with valid ID.

Krispy Kreme -- Veterans get a free doughnut and coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Kwik Fill -- Veterans receive a free large coffee on November 11.

Lab Bakery & Coffee Bar -- Active-duty service members and veterans get a free cup of coffee and a slice of vanilla pound cake on November 11 with ID.

LaMar’s Donuts -- Veterans receive a free 12 oz coffee and donut on November 11.

Lion’s Choice -- Active-duty and retired military members get a free original roast beef sandwich on November 11. Guests can request their free sandwich at check-out by stating they are a veteran or showing a valid ID. 

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Lunch Combo at participating stores on November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-store only.

Logan's Roadhouse -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free meal with a valid ID from a special menu at participating locations on November 11. This offer is available for dine-in only from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- Active-duty military and veterans get a dine-in complimentary meal on November 10 and 11. There are two complimentary entrees to choose from. Plus, receive a $10 Thank You card. Must show proof of service or military ID.

Main Event -- On November 11, active-duty military and veterans get a free double cheeseburger and 30 minute Fun Card with ID.

Max & Erma's – Max & Erma's offers veterans and active-duty military a free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries, fountain drink and a cookie on November 11at participating locations. Show proof of military service. 

Menchie's -- Veterans and active-duty military get their first 6 oz of froyo free on November 11 with valid ID.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans get a free sandwich on November 11.

MOD Pizza -- Buy one MOD-size pizza or salad, get one MOD-size pizza or salad free on November 11 with proof of military service. Valid in-store only.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active-duty military who dine-in on November 11 get a choice of ½ LB Stripper Combo, ½ LB Boneless Combo or Native Burger w/ fries for free. Must present military ID or wear military uniform.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 10 from opening to 5pm, veterans and active-duty military get a free lunch from a special menu with the purchase of another entrée. Available for dine-in only.

NORMS -- Those who serve and have served get a complimentary Four Deuces with a valid ID on November 11 for dine-in or to-go.

O'Charley's – O’Charley’s offers veterans and active-duty military a special free lunch menu on November 10 and 11. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, veterans can order one free entrée from the special menu and/or receive a free slice of pie at dinner. Both offers are for dine-in only.

Old Chicago -- Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary lunch entree from an exclusive menu on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage with the purchase of an adult entree in-restaurant on November 11.

Paisano's Pizza -- Veterans get a free medium cheese pizza when presenting a valid military ID on November 11.

Parry's Pizza -- Veterans and active-duty military get a full-size entrée and fountain drink from a special menu for free on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show a valid military ID or proof of service. Dine-in only.

Peet's Coffee -- Active-duty military and veterans get one free drip coffee or tea on November 11 at participating locations with proof of service.

Perkins -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Magnificent Seven Meal on November 11 with valid ID.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free pork chop on November 10. Dine-in only from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Offer available when accompanied by a guest purchasing one lunch or dinner entree. On November 11, get a 3-course menu for $39, dine-in only from 4 pm to 6 pm. Reservations and military ID are required for both deals.

Pilot Flying J -- Service members and their families get a free meal at participating locations November 10 to 12 through a special offer in the app.

Playa Bowls -- Veterans get a free bowl with a military ID on November 11. This will be in-shop only at select locations.

Polly's Pies -- Veterans and active-duty military personnel get a free slice of pie, no purchase necessary, on November 10 and 11 with military ID. In-store only.

Primanti Bros -- On November 10 and 11, active-duty military and veterans receive a free classic Primanti Bros. sandwich. Dine-in only. Not applicable at FL, Airport, Stadium or Kennywood locations.

RA Sushi -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free shareable on November 11.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get free printed meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips from 11:00am to 4:00pm local time on November 11. Guests need to show a valid military ID or proof of service. The voucher can be redeemed beginning November 13 through December 10 for dine-in only.

Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Red's Big Tavern Burger on November 11 with valid ID. Dine-in only, not valid for online or to-go orders. The free meal also comes with an endless side of steak fries.

Rock and Brews -- Active-duty military and veterans get complimentary “We Salute You” Pulled Pork Sandwich or Strawberry Fields Salads on November 11

Scooter’s Coffee -- Veterans get a free handcrafted drink of any size on November 11 with a valid military ID at participating locations. Not available for Order Ahead through the Scooter’s Coffee Mobile App.

Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Shane's Rib Shack -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a free BBQ Pork or Chopped Chicken Plate November 9 to 11. Proof of service required, in-store only.

Shari's -- Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Homestyle Breakfast on November 11. Available for dine-in only. 

Sheetz -- On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a free half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink at any location. Sheetz will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military. This offer only applies to the $9 car wash option and is only available at stores that have a car wash. Military ID or proof of service must be presented.

Shoney's -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free breakfast on November 11 until 11 a.m. at participating restaurants. Proof of military service is required. Dine-in only.

Shrimp Basket -- Veterans, active-duty military and Reserves get a free popcorn shrimp basket from any location on November 11 with valid military ID. Dine-in only.

Sizzler -- On November 11, participating locations are offering a free lunch to active-duty military and veterans until 4:00pm. Choose between a free Half Dozen Crispy Shrimp, Malibu Chicken, or 6oz Tri-Tip Steak entree.

Smokey Bones -- Active duty and retired military personnel get a free Create Your Own Combo on November 11. The offer is valid for dine-in only with a valid military ID.

Smokey Mo’s -- Smokey Mo’s offers military one free breakfast taco from 7 a.m. to 10:30 am on November 11.

Smoothie King -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free smoothie from one of three red, white, and blue smoothies at participating locations on November 11 with a valid ID.

Sonny's BBQ -- Veterans and active-duty military get a Free Pork Big Deal November 11. Go to their registration page to verify your military status and get your coupon. Available for dine-in, takeout and drive-thru.

Starbucks -- Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses who visit participating U.S. stores on November 11.

Sugarfire Smoke House -- Sugarfire Smoke House offers active-duty and retired military members a free cheeseburger special on November 11.

Sweet Buzz Bean & Bistro -- Active-duty military, veterans and their spouses get a choice of complimentary meals (Egg, Cheese, Bacon or Sausage Sandwich with tater tots, Triple Decker Club & side dish or Cobb Salad) on November 10 and 11.

Tap House Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on November 11. Dine-in only.

TCBY -- Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 oz. of frozen yogurt for free on November 11 at participating locations.

Texas Roadhouse -- At participating locations, active-duty military and veterans can dine in or receive a meal voucher on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a form of military ID. These vouchers are good for dine in or carry out at a later time. The voucher is good until May 30, 2024. If you choose to dine in on November 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, there will be a specific menu to select from.

Tijuana Flats -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free entrée with the purchase of a medium drink (or minimum purchase of $2.79) on November 11with valid ID. Use code VETSFREE to redeem. Offer is valid for in-store and to-go orders only.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Churrasco meal with the purchase of another Churrasco meal, November 9 through 11. Proof of service required.

Tuscan Brands -- On November 10, veterans eat for free at Tuscan Kitchen, Tuscan Sea Grill, and Toscana Chop House. Call to make your reservation.

TXB -- TXB offers military a free medium coffee or cappuccino at any location on November 11.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill -- Veteran and active-duty military get a free meal on November 11 with proper ID at participating locations.

Wendy’s -- Active-duty military and veterans get a free breakfast combo on November 11 at participating locations during breakfast hours with valid ID.

White Castle -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free individual combo meal or a breakfast combo meal when dining at a participating restaurant on November 11.

WOB Bar & Kitchen -- Veterans and active-duty service members receive an order of one of WOB’s limited time Fall food items, the Crispy Chicken Sliders for free at participating locations, November 9 to 12. Present a military ID, VA card or proof of service.

Zaxby's -- Zaxby's offers a free Signature Sandwich (Sandwich Only) on November 11 for Zax Rewardz members, redeemable through Zaxby’s app. Eligible Signature Sandwiches for the offer are the Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich and the Zaxby’s Spicy Signature Sandwich. The offer is unique to each Zax Rewardz account and redeemable one time for a free Signature Sandwich. Valid at participating locations and redemption is subject to availability.

Ziggi’s Coffee -- Veterans and active-duty military members with a valid military ID or other proof of service get a free 16oz drink November 11. This offer is available at all Ziggi’s Coffee locations and cannot be redeemed through mobile app orders.


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