Wherever Warfighters go, the Exchange stands with them, supporting readiness, resiliency, recruiting and retention. Sharing the Exchange relevancy with your community helps the organization—and the benefit—stay strong.
In the coming weeks, the Exchange Post will share 25 key statements about the Exchange mission and support.
Here are the first three:
- 123 Years and Counting. As the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, the Exchange has been serving Warfighters and families for nearly 124 years, working to protect their benefits of tax-free shopping and military-exclusive pricing.
- Self-Supported … For Their Benefit. The Exchange funds 97 percent of its budget through the sale of goods and services. Only 3 percent comes from funds appropriated by Congress, mostly to transport merchandise overseas to Warfighters.
- All In for Military Communities. 100 percent of Exchange earnings support the military’s Quality-of-Life programs critical to maintaining force readiness and resiliency, such as Child Development Centers, fitness centers and more. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed more than $2.4 billion to these programs.