I read these posts this morning and since my husband is retired Army (25 years) I called our TA to find out. She did not sound real thrilled but said she would call to see if our cruise offered military discounts. She called back once to find out rank and branch of service then called again to tell me the fax number to send the DD 214 to and that we are saving $100.00. I was rather dissappointed after reading all the other discounts others had received. We cruise on the Miracle Jan 29, 2006. We had booked an 8B from the beginning so does that make a difference? Also my husband was a Chief Warrant Officer so its not like he was a general or high pay officer rank if that effects the discount. Since we have a TA, I guess Carnival will not give me information about this but would like to know the reason for the big discount difference. Anyway thanks for the information, a $100 savings is better than nothing, right?