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Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It's the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

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Dogs play outside the Warrior Canine Connection in Maryland in February 2015. Running towards the frame, from left to right, is Derek, Olive, Ron and Huff. Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes

BROOKEVILLE, Md. —

Meet Ron.

He has helped hundreds of servicemembers suffering from PTSD. He works at Walter Reed National Medical Center in a Navy camo harness. His title? Animal co-therapist.

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