Press Releases

Exchange Rewards Military Students with $4,000 in Gift Cards for Academic Excellence

By Conner Hammett / August 23, 2017 /

FORT SILL – For 18-year-old Aalyshia Williams, working hard at school has paid off—literally. The Elgin, Okla. resident was recently presented with a $2,000 gift card, the grand prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade sweepstakes, at the Fort Sill Exchange. “I was shocked, honestly,” Williams said. “Out of…

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Community Involvement Could Net Students a $5,000 Scholarship in Latest Exchange Contest

By Conner Hammett / August 22, 2017 /

DALLAS – Students who go above and beyond in making a difference in their community could reap a handsome reward for their service in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest. To enter, authorized students in grades 6-12 with a 2.5 or higher GPA can submit an essay in English…

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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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‘It Makes Us Feel Better’: Exchange Delivers a Lifeline for Soldiers Supporting NATO Mission in Poland

By Julie Mitchell / August 8, 2017 /

BEMOWO PISKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland – For nearly 1,000 Soldiers serving at the tip of the spear as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Poland, reminders of home are close at hand thanks to a 53-foot-long Army & Air Force Exchange Service trailer parked on the Polish installation. Since the end of March,…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Win a VIP Trip for Two to Ford EcoBoost 400 in Miami

By Conner Hammett / August 7, 2017 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can get a chance to witness the final race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in Miami on Nov. 19. Authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter to win the Exchange’s Monster Sweepstakes through Aug. 31 at One winner will receive a $2,600 prize package…

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Across Europe and Tip of the Spear, Exchange Delivers a Lifeline to America

By Julie Mitchell / July 27, 2017 /

SEMBACH, Germany – Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull’s passion for taking care of Warfighters took him overseas this month for a firsthand look at how the Exchange benefit is thriving in the United Kingdom, Germany and the military’s forward training locations—the tip of the spear. While in Europe, Shull visited 20…

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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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‘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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