I recently joined just to try to locate some old Army buddies through their Vet Finder database. It worked somewhat for one out of the five I searched... the others were not listed. As for the merchandise, I saw an Army-style 90 degree angle head Olive Green flashlight being offered on their website for over $40. I think they're $10 or less in the Exchanges. I don't know if their other products are similarly overpriced. Also, I'm getting WAY too many emails from VetFriends; finally had to designate them as SPAM so they go straight to my Junk Folder instead of cluttering up my Inbox.