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New Year, New You! Exchange Brings Better-For-You Meals, Snacks to Warfighters

By Julie Mitchell / February 10, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Soldiers, Airmen and military families stay BE FIT in 2020 with better-for-you meals and snacks that support readiness and resiliency. “The Exchange is committed to promoting a BE FIT lifestyle so Warfighters can perform to their maximum potential,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt.…

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4.1 Million Disabled Veterans, Certain Caregivers Can Shop in Army & Air Force Exchange Service Stores Starting Jan. 1

By Julie Mitchell / November 14, 2019 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home disabled Veterans, Purple Heart recipients and certain caregivers—4.1 million Americans— with in-store shopping privileges beginning Jan. 1. Privileges will expand to all Veterans with service-connected disabilities, Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, Veterans who are former prisoners of war and primary family caregivers…

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From WVVA-TV: DoD Resource Offers Tax Free Shopping for Veterans

By Julie Mitchell / November 12, 2019 /

Run by the Department of Defense, the Army and Air Force Exchange has always been open to service members but as of two years ago it opened to veterans too. Read more from WVVA-TV. 

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Two Years After Launch of Online Exchange Benefit, Veterans Have Saved More Than $6.6 Million

By Julie Mitchell / November 6, 2019 /

DALLAS – In the two years since the Army &Air Force Exchange Service welcomed home all honorably discharged Veterans to, the online shopping benefit continues to make a difference. Nearly 100,000 Veterans have shopped their Exchange online, saving more than $6.6 million in sales tax since becoming eligible for benefits Nov. 11, 2017.…

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Presidio of Monterey Soldier Takes the Crown, Exchange Prize Package at TwitchCon

By Julie Mitchell / September 27, 2019 /

SAN DIEGO – A Presidio of Monterey Soldier leveled up to victory at TwitchCon 2019’s “Street Fighter V” tournament, highlighting Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Program’s effort to provide healthy recreational and leisure activities for Soldiers while building skills they can utilize while serving our nation. Sgt. Dominic Ramirez of Bravo Company,…

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Exchange Ensures Safety of School Meals Amid Typhoon Damage to Warehouse

By Julie Mitchell / September 12, 2019 /

CAMP MARKET, SOUTH KOREA – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is all in to ensure the safety of food provided to school children at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and to diners at Exchange restaurants. Typhoon Lingling damaged the Exchange’s Korea Distribution Center, including freezers used for the DODEA school meal program…

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No Disruptions to School Meals Anticipated after Typhoon Lingling

By Julie Mitchell / September 8, 2019 /

CAMP MARKET, SOUTH KOREA – An Army & Air Force Exchange Service distribution center at Camp Market suffered extensive damage Saturday from Typhoon Lingling, but no disruptions to meals for Department of Defense Education Activity schools are anticipated. A freezer dedicated to the DODEA school meal program and national restaurants including Burger King, Subway and…

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For First Time, Military Exchanges Join Forces at Electronics Expo

By Julie Mitchell / August 19, 2019 /

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – For the first time, the four military exchanges are synching up to learn about the latest in electronics, ensuring Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members have the brands and products they deserve ahead of the holiday selling season. More than 450 managers and associates from the Army & Air Force…

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From Military.Com: 3 Reasons Why Vets Should Consider a Career at AAFES

By Julie Mitchell / July 26, 2019 /

When service members swear an oath to serve their country, it doesn’t end after they take their uniforms off. Veterans often seek opportunities where they can utilize their military training and continue their service in other ways. The Army & Air Force Exchange might just be the answer. AAFES has committed to hiring 50,000 veterans…

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Korea Times: Inside Camp Humphreys: The largest overseas U.S. Army base (video)

By Julie Mitchell / July 26, 2019 /

Behind the thick brick wall of the U.S. military base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, some 65-kilometers south of Seoul, the environment is completely different to that of the rest of the city. The United States Army Garrison Humphreys, also known as USAG Humphreys, is America’s largest overseas military base which is home to some 25-thousand…

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