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’Tis the Season to Give and Get Back: Exchange Shoppers Can Support Military Relief Programs Dec. 6 to 10

DALLAS – While shopping for holiday gifts for loved ones, Army & Air Force Exchange Service customers can give a different kind of present: support for service members in need.

From Dec. 6 through 10, during the third and final Give and Get Back donation period of the year, Exchange shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief (AER) or the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) and receive a coupon for Exchange savings. For every $5 donated, shoppers receive an Exchange coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. (Shoppers who contribute online at ShopMyExchange.com during the donation period will receive a coupon code.)

“Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund do extraordinary work for Soldiers, Airmen and their families,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. “The Exchange is deeply honored to join with them to help the military community grow stronger.”

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

“The holiday season is upon us. By adding a donation to the ‘Give and Get Back’ campaign to your holiday shopping list, you’ll be helping Soldiers, Airmen and their families when they need it most,” said LTG(R) Raymond V. Mason, AER director. “And in return for your generosity, the Exchange gives you discounted savings on a future purchase.”

This is the third year that the Exchange has partnered with AER and AFAF to host Give and Get Back campaigns. Since the inception of the campaigns, Exchange shoppers have donated more than $755,000 to the relief funds.

“We all know it’s better to give than to receive; that’s the true spirit of the holiday season,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John D. Hopper Jr., CEO of the Air Force Aid Society, one of four charities that benefit from the AFAF. “Please think of service members who may be faced with a financial difficulty or deployed away from their families. Supporting the Give and Get Back campaign at your Exchange is a great way to thank our military families for their sacrifices.”

In-store shoppers can donate at the register, while online shoppers will be offered the option of adding a donation during checkout.

Facebook-friendly version: Dec. 6 through 10, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can give *and* receive by supporting Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund during the Give and Get Back campaign. For every $5 donated at the Exchange, shoppers will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. Learn how you can support service members in need: https://wp.me/p9Q7PG-1dm.

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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 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 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 http://www.ShopMyExchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Marisa Conner at 214-312-5111 or connermar@aafes.com

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