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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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From Military Times: Exchange, Paramount Pictures to offer free advance screenings of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ for military communities

By Sgt. 1st Class Tim Meyer / October 28, 2019 /

From Military Times: DALLAS – Service members, military families and retirees can get a free sneak peek of Paramount Pictures’ “Terminator: Dark Fate,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Diego Bonetta, Gabriel Luna and Natalia Reyes at select Reel Time Theaters at Army and Air Force installations Oct. 26. Read more at Military Times.…

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From the Fayetteville Observer: Fort Bragg entertainment center in design phase

By Marisa Conner / September 16, 2019 /

Construction of a new shopping center at Fort Bragg could break ground by spring 2020 if everything goes according to plans, officials said. “The project is in design, and that phase should be completed toward the end of 2019,” said Julie Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which is planning…

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From WIS-TV: SC Military daughter places 3rd worldwide for outstanding grades

By Marisa Conner / July 31, 2019 /

It’s a big honor for a 6th grader in Sumter, who stands out for her academic performance. Rising 6th grader Bree Dippold of Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell placed 3rd out of 1000 students worldwide, as part of the military’s Exchange Stores “You Made the Grade” program. At a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base…

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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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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Opens Mobile Field Store at Tyndall AFB—Only Retailer Open For Miles After Michael

WMBB-TV: Tyndall AFB Sets Up A Store On Wheels

By Julie Mitchell / October 24, 2018 /

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The military does what it can to make sure those serving are taken care of. One way they are doing that on Tyndall Air Force Base is by bringing in a convenience store on wheels to provide basic comforts for anyone working on base.  … Read the full story of Army…

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Exchange Deploys Mobile Field Exchange to Assist with Recovery Efforts in Florida

KCEN-TV: Waco AAFES unit helps Florida military base

By Julie Mitchell / October 15, 2018 /

WACO, Texas — After a military base in Florida was left in pieces following Hurricane Michael, Central Texans offered to lend a helping hand anyway they could. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service sent a mobile field exchange and a trailed filled with supplies to the nearly demolished base in hopes of bringing back…

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Stars and Stripes: Overseas military exchange stores thrive in face of ‘retail apocalypse’

By Julie Mitchell / September 5, 2018 /

The so-called retail apocalypse may be hollowing out shopping malls from coast to coast — but that’s a world away from government-run stores overseas that turn a healthy profit selling tax-free goods to a captive market. Despite a booming economy, at least 94 million square feet of retail space will be closed in the United…

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Balances Profitability and Community

NRF Retail Gets Real Podcast: The Army & Air Force Exchange Service Balances Profitability with Community (featuring Director/CEO Tom Shull)

By Conner Hammett / July 2, 2018 /

Serving military troops, families and veterans at home and abroad, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service operates more than 2,700 facilities around the world. The organization exists to make the lives of military veterans and families better, and about 85 percent of its 34,000 associates are connected to the military. But when it comes…

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