Marisa Conner

Exchange associates and garrison command cut the ribbon on Fort Drum's Ontario Express

Fort Drum Exchange Opens New Express, Barbershop, Arby’s

By Marisa Conner / July 8, 2019 /

FORT DRUM – Life for Soldiers and families at Fort Drum got more convenient with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s grand opening of a new Express store on July 8. The Ontario Express, at the intersection of Ontario Avenue and Tigress River Valley Road, also houses a four-chair barbershop and an Arby’s with…

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Soldiers Attend Esports Gamer ‘Boot Camp’ Through Exchange and U.S. Army Family & MWR Partnership

By Marisa Conner / July 2, 2019 /

FRISCO, Texas – U.S. Soldiers come from all walks of life and are stationed all around the world, but there’s one thing they almost all share in common: gaming. Two weeks after professional gamers visited Fort Bliss to see how Soldiers train and live, the tables were turned when 15 Soldiers visited Complexity Gaming headquarters…

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Electronics Eligible for Back-to-School Layaway at the Exchange for Limited Time

By Marisa Conner / July 1, 2019 /

DALLAS – Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. To help military families stay on budget while preparing for the school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is expanding its layaway program to include computers, tablets and more from July 1 to Aug. 31. Laptops, desktops, iPads, notebook computers, tablets and other…

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30 Military Shoppers will clean up with $500 gift cards in Exchange sweepstakes

By Marisa Conner / June 28, 2019 /

DALLAS –The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Unilever this summer to provide 30 lucky military shoppers $500 gift cards in the From the Field to Your Family sweepstakes. From June 28 to Aug. 1, authorized Exchange shoppers age 18 and older may enter the sweepstakes at No purchase is necessary…

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

By Marisa Conner / 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 Marisa Conner / 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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A Soldier stands on a hill with an orange sunset; an Exchange gift card sits on the right side

Celebrate Fourth of July by Sending Exchange Gift Cards to Warfighters

By Marisa Conner / 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 Marisa Conner / 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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Professional Gamers Get Taste of Military Life Through Exchange Partnership

By Marisa Conner / June 18, 2019 /

FORT BLISS – Five professional gamers from Complexity gaming, a professional esports organization, put their consoles down and a rucksack on as they spent a day in the life of a Soldier at Fort Bliss on June 14. The event was a partnership between the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, U.S. Army Installation Management…

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MILITARY STAR Shoppers Have Chance at $25,000 in Prizes in Unilever Giveaway

By Marisa Conner / June 17, 2019 /

DALLAS – MILITARY STAR® and Unilever are making this summer even brighter for 50 military shoppers with $25,000 in giveaways. On July 15, all MILITARY STAR cardholders will automatically be entered into a drawing. Fifty winners selected at random will receive $500 MILITARY STAR statement credits. “It’s always an honor to give back to service…

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