To Support Military Relief Programs, Exchange Shoppers Can Give, Get Back June 14 to 18

DALLAS – It’s back!

For the third consecutive year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Army Emergency Relief (AER) and the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) to help service members and military families in need through the Give and Get Back campaign.

From June 14 to 18—the first of three 2019 giving periods—shoppers can donate to either AER or AFAF at the register at any Exchange store or online at For every $5 donated, shoppers will receive an Exchange coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. (Shoppers who contribute online during the donation period will receive a coupon code.)

AER and AFAF provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational programs and offer community programs that make life better for service members and their families.

“Exchange shoppers are helping make the Army stronger,” said retired Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, AER director. “Soldiers and families are more ready and resilient when they have support through tough times.”

Every dollar given during the Give and Get Back donation period goes to help military members and their families who are facing difficulties.

“Airmen, reservists and their families have benefited tremendously from the generosity of Exchange shoppers,” said retired Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper Jr., CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, one of the four charities that benefits from AFAF. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue this partnership that truly helps service members in need.”

In the previous two years of the Give and Get Back campaign, Exchange shoppers donated nearly $600,000.

“Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund are making life better for the military community every day,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. “The Exchange is honored to support the important work of these two amazing organizations.”

The June Give and Get Back donation period is in honor of the Army’s 244th birthday on June 14. There will be two more giving periods in 2019: Sept. 13 to 17 to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday on Sept. 18, and Dec. 6 to 10 as part of the holiday shopping season.

Facebook-friendly version: Give and Get Back is back! June 14 to 18, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief or the Air Force Assistance Fund, which support military members and families in need. For every $5 donated at the register, shoppers will receive a $5 off a $25 purchase at the Exchange. Read more about how you can help:

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.5 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


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