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Military Pets Can Fetch $6,000 in Exchange Holiday Photo Contest

By Chris Ward / December 5, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is throwing a bone to military pets and their owners this holiday season with the Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Through Dec. 22, authorized Exchange shoppers can submit a photo of their pet dressed in holiday attire or with Santa. Two grand-prize winners will each fetch a…

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Exchange’s Extended Holiday Return Policy Gives Shoppers Peace of Mind

By Chris Ward / December 4, 2017 /

  DALLAS – To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2017.  The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt.  The holiday return/exchange policy extends…

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Military Shoppers Can Win a New Big-Screen TV During Pepsi Big Game Sweepstakes

By Chris Ward / November 30, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers the chance to watch the big game in style this February by giving away five big-screen TVs. From Dec. 1 through 31, authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter the Pepsi Big Game Sweepstakes at Five winners will each receive a $1,000…

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Exchange Named Among Top Retailers for Black Friday

By Chris Ward / November 21, 2017 /

DALLAS – Personal finance website listed the Army & Air Force Exchange Service among the top 10 retailers offering money-saving bargains for Black Friday shoppers this year. According to the website’s 2017 Best Stores for Black Friday analysis, the Exchange’s average Black Friday discount is 37.3 percent, surpassing that of Amazon, Walmart and Target.…

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Camp Humphreys Exchange Shopping Center Opens In Time for Holiday Shopping

By Chris Ward / November 20, 2017 /

U.S. ARMY GARRISION HUMPHREYS, South Korea – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service unveiled its third-largest shopping center in time to spread holiday cheer to Soldiers and families at Camp Humphreys during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 20. The $64 million shopping center, a joint project between the Exchange, the Republic of Korea and the…

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Veterans flocking to confirm online exchange shopping eligibility

By Chris Ward / November 6, 2017 /

DALLAS – Excitement about the first expansion of military exchange benefits in 27 years continues to grow as nearly a quarter of a million Veterans have verified their eligibility to shop through the Veterans online shopping benefit since the verification site for the Marine Corps Exchange, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange and…

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Exchange Wants to Hear Your Favorite Holiday Story

By Chris Ward / November 3, 2017 /

DALLAS – The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest. Through Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of their favorite holiday…

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Launch of Veterans Online Shopping Benefit Less Than One Month Away

By Chris Ward / October 19, 2017 /

DALLAS – With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the Veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged Veterans have been verified to shop through an earned lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit beginning this Veterans Day. This new program, the first military exchange benefits expansion in nearly 30 years,…

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Commissaries Begin Accepting the MILITARY STAR Card

By Chris Ward / October 5, 2017 /

FORT LEE, Va. – To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical military Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program is expanding acceptance of the MILITARY STAR card to Commissaries around the world. Leaders from the Defense Commissary Agency and the exchanges gathered at the Fort…

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‘I Can’t Thank You Enough For Holding Everything Together’

By Chris Ward / September 28, 2017 /

DALLAS—When civilian stores and restaurants in Hurricane Irma’s path closed or ran out of essentials, Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations across Florida were typically the last to close and the first to reopen, highlighting the Department of Defense retailer’s unique capabilities and tireless dedication to serving those who serve.  “Our associates’ level of…

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