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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Recruiting Veterans to Fill Downrange Positions

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 26, 2019 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recruiting Veterans to bring a taste of home to Warfighters downrange. The 123-year-old Department of Defense retailer is seeking Veterans to deploy to fill various positions wherever the Exchange operates within Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. “When the Exchange hires Veterans for downrange assignments, these…

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Battalion Chaplain Treats Daughters to Subway, Wins $5,000 Exchange Shopping Spree

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 24, 2019 /

PATCH BARRACKS – It started as a bribe—an offer to tempt his daughters to join him at a woodworking safety class. Captain Gerard “Hank” Mauterer didn’t know ordering a large drink would make the trip unforgettable. To use the woodworking facility on Kelley Barracks, Mauterer was required to take a safety course. He invited his…

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Celebrate Fourth of July by Sending Exchange Gift Cards to Warfighters

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 24, 2019 /

DALLAS – Members of the public can show support for service members and their families this Fourth of July by sending gift cards from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s website, The Exchange offers two types of gift cards. E-gift cards may be redeemed online only at Physical gift cards can be…

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Exchange Provides One-Stop Shop Online for PCS’ing Soldiers, Airmen

PCS’ing? Exchange Offers Resources for Soldiers and Airmen on the Move

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 19, 2019 /

DALLAS – Making a Permanent Change of Station is a rite of passage for military families—and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is here to help. The Exchange’s PCS Headquarters offers a one-stop solution for Soldiers, Airmen and their families at The Department of Defense’s largest retailer provides checklists, moving supplies and links…

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Stuttgart Army Contractor Wins $5,000 Exchange Shopping Spree

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 11, 2019 /

PATCH BARRACKS – SharePoint Engineer and New York-native Samir Shrestha bought a drink with his Subway meal only after the cashier told him about the Sip. Rip. Win. sweepstakes. He walked away with a $5,000 shopping spree at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Shrestha, an Army contractor, wanted to follow up his daily…

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Exchange’s First Female Long-Distance Driver in Europe Hopes More Women Take Up Trucking

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 10, 2019 /

GRUENSTADT, Germany – Heike Molter has been driving long distance for 18 years—and it showed when she took her road test to drive for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. She aced the test on the first try and was hired in April. “Some of the other applicants took several attempts while she only…

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Military Shoppers Can Score Nearly $5,000 in Prizes with Two Exchange Sweepstakes

By Alexandra Pirkle / June 3, 2019 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is awarding nearly $5,000 in prizes from Garmin and Cuisinart in two sweepstakes for military shoppers. Authorized shoppers age 18 and older can visit to enter the following sweepstakes through June 30: Garmin: One grand-prize winner will receive a Garmin fénix 5X watch ($599 value)…

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Exchange Support of Army Esports Drives Mental Agility, Morale of Soldiers

By Alexandra Pirkle / May 29, 2019 /

Road To TwitchCon Qualifier Winners To Head to San Diego This Fall DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Army Entertainment, an Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Program, to bring esports tournaments to installations around the world for a chance to go to TwitchCon 2019 in September. The…

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$5,000 in Gift Cards Up for Grabs in Exchange Candy Palooza Sweepstakes

By Alexandra Pirkle / May 23, 2019 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with Mondelēz International to make summer extra sweet for military shoppers with a chance to win one of 10 $500 gift cards in the Candy Palooza sweepstakes. Authorized Exchange shoppers age 18 and older may enter the sweepstakes from May 24 through June…

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Exchange Named to U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best 2019 List

By Alexandra Pirkle / May 22, 2019 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has made U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2019 Best of the Best list of Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies for the sixth straight year. The distinction recognizes the Department of Defense’s largest retailer for its efforts to recruit and support Veteran associates and comes just two weeks…

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