What benefits are available to U.S. Merchant Mariners?
I have received a number of emails in recent weeks from U.S. mariners asking about eligibility for programs like USAA insurance, groups like the American Legion, and companies that offer discounts to U.S. Merchant Mariners. I don't have the answer to these questions so I thought I'd ask the forum.
This thread is not meant to discuss whether or not mariners should qualify for discounts or offer tips on scamming the system (other threads, like this one, already discuss this)... I'd just like a place to recognize companies and/or organizations that specifically recognize U.S. Merchant Mariners.
Example: When Steinbrenner was alive the NY Yankees allowed anyone with a z-card free admission to the stadium during the regular season. (I'm not sure if this benefit still exists... but I enjoyed many free games during my time at SUNY Maritime... thanks, I'm sure, to the fact Steinbrenner made his fortune as a shipowner).