Chris Ward

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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Exchange Expands Layaway to Include Laptops, Tablets for Back-to-School Season

By Chris Ward / August 15, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom. Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, Exchange shoppers can use layaway…

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Exchange Shoppers Make a Difference – $225 Million in Quality-of-Life support

By Chris Ward / July 26, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $225 million in 2016 to Army, Air Force, Marine Corp and Navy Quality-of-Life programs. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed more than $2.4 billion in dividends to Army Child Development Centers, Youth Services and fitness centers, as well as…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Enjoy Back-to-School Savings

By Chris Ward / July 25, 2017 /

DALLAS – Service members and their families can save money this back-to-school season by taking advantage of special offers from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Exchange shoppers can take advantage of the following promotions: July 28-30: No interest or payments on purchases of $199 or more from 90 days after date of purchase…

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Exchange Celebrates 122 Years with Host of Savings

By Chris Ward / July 20, 2017 /

DALLAS – In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served alongside military members wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Kuwait or Keesler, troops and their families know the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is there.…

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‘It’s Just a Tradition’: Exchange Supports 14,000 Troops During Saber Guardian 17 in Europe

By Chris Ward / July 19, 2017 /

CINCU, ROMANIA – Supporting the U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise Saber Guardian 17, Pfc. Nathan Harberson is a long way from his home in Denton, Texas. While serving in a remote village in Romania, Harberson and service members feel closer to familiar comforts as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where they go…

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Exchange Welcomes Col. Scott McFarland as Europe/SWA Region Commander

By Chris Ward / July 13, 2017 /

SEMBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Col. Scott McFarland assumed command of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Europe/Southwest Asia region during a July 13 ceremony. As commander, McFarland is responsible for Exchange operations and support throughout Europe, including countries at the tip of the spear such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. The Middle East,…

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Exchange Partnering with Army and Air Force to Support Relief Funds

By Chris Ward / June 15, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Exchange is joining forces with the Army and Air Force to support service members and their families in need. As the Army and Air Force mark their respective birthdays, from June 14 to 18 and from Sept. 14 to 18, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate at the register…

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VOSB Shopping Authentication - Our Veterans Took the Oath

Veterans Can Visit for Exchange Online Shopping Authentication

By Chris Ward / June 5, 2017 /

Veterans Online Shopping Benefit from ExchangeAssoc on Vimeo. Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs NEWS RELEASE: 17-034                                                    June 5, 2017 EXCHANGE MEDIA CONTACT: CHRIS WARD – DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome  potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this…

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