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From KSWO-TV: Fort Sill Exchange supports incoming trainees during pandemic

By Conner Hammett / June 17, 2020 /

FORT SILL – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is supporting Fort Sill recruits with hygiene essentials as they wait to start basic training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Exchange associates are working around the clock to produce duffel bags stuffed with personal hygiene essentials for the trainees, who are being held under observation for 14 days…

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Exchange Celebrates Army’s 245th Birthday by Giving Away More Than $5,400 in Prizes

By Conner Hammett / June 9, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is wishing the United States Army a happy 245th birthday by giving away more than $5,400 in tactical gear. From June 12 through July 9, authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years and older can enter the Army Birthday sweepstakes for the chance to win one of the…

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From Garrison enables vital depot missions to maintain on-time deliveries

By Conner Hammett / June 4, 2020 /

GERMERSHEIM, Germany – Like an old Country and Western song, those convoys of 18-wheelers just kept on a rollin’. There were some detours and roadblocks, to be sure, given the myriad of Department of Defense and Host Nation rules and restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But the mission went on. When Germany…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Prepared to Weather the Storm this Hurricane Season

By Conner Hammett / June 1, 2020 /

DALLAS – With hurricane season underway, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is prepared to support authorized shoppers during the most challenging times. 2019 proved to be a quieter season than 2018, with three major hurricanes last year. When Hurricane Dorian struck the Caribbean and the Carolinas in August and September, the Exchange shipped…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Enter to Win Super Bowl LV Tickets in Greatest of All Tides Sweepstakes

By Conner Hammett / May 18, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Procter & Gamble are giving military shoppers the chance to experience all the gridiron action of Super Bowl LV in person. Through June 4, authorized Exchange shoppers can enter the Greatest of All Tides sweepstakes at One grand-prize winner will receive two tickets to…

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Sgt. Tehjmar Raymond (left) and Spc. Nathaniel Causley (right) help McGregor Field Troop Store Manager Tina Bretz load orders placed through the Fort Bliss Exchange’s personal shopper program onto a truck to be transported to quarantined Soldiers at Fort Bliss.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Personal Shopper Program Brings Comfort to Quarantined Troops

By Conner Hammett / May 12, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s personal shopper program is making quarantine feel a little more like home for Soldiers and Airmen at more than 20 military installations. Through the Exchange, Warfighters staying at the installations’ restricted quarantine areas can order snacks, drinks and personal hygiene products via phone or email. The…

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From Military Families Magazine: Spangdahlem Exchange creates prom experience for military teens

By Conner Hammett / May 12, 2020 /

The Class of Quarantine 2020 showed off its gowns and royal court at Spangdahlem Exchange during a creative spin on prom night. Seniors from Spangdahlem High School in Germany initially requested off in April to attend prom, but COVID-19 forced cancellation of the big event. Food Court Manager Michelle Hetcher, who has worked at the Exchange…

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From Military Times: How these military teens celebrated their prom (sort of) at an exchange food court

By Conner Hammett / May 11, 2020 /

Sporting “Class of Quarantine 2020” face masks, nine military teens who are employees of the exchange food court at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany wore their prom finery to work recently, on the day when they should have been going to their prom. The students kept at least six feet apart, and limited prom-related activities to…

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Europe/Southwest Asia Region Exchanges Team Up With Installation Partners to Fight COVID-19

By Conner Hammett / May 6, 2020 /

DALLAS – With stores in more than two dozen countries, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Europe, Southwest Asia and Africa Region is rallying to keep serving those who serve during the COVID-19 pandemic—and support other Department of Defense activities in their efforts to do the same. Shoppers across the region can readily see…

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Teens Working at Spangdahlem Exchange Get the Royal Treatment Despite Prom Cancellation

By Conner Hammett / May 5, 2020 /

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE – Prom may be canceled, but nine students working at the Spangdahlem Army & Air Force Exchange Service food court donned their formal wear anyway for a small taste of the prom-night experience. The group, which also included teenagers who work at the Exchange’s standalone Popeyes restaurant, showed up for their shifts…

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