Exchange History Articles

124th Anniversary Month: See How Our Restaurants Looked Years Ago

By Steve Smith / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Long before name-brand restaurants joined the Exchange family, we operated our own cafeterias, soda fountains and snack bars. We even invented our own “AAFES burger.”

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124 Years Strong!

By Steve Smith / July 25, 2019 / 3 Comments

“This steadfast and loyal team keeps the 124-year-old shopping benefit alive and well.”

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124-Plus Years of Exchange History is Right at Your Fingertips

By Steve Smith / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

See pictures dating back to the Civil War and read text of the Exchange and its predecessors in the Exchange History Flickr Album. Nearly 13,000 views so far!

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124th Anniversary Week: This Famous Private Told the Exchange Relevancy Story

By Steve Smith / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Exchange appeared in comics throughout its 124 years.

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124th Anniversary Week: The Exchange System’s First Five Years Were Tough

By Steve Smith / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

The first five years were definitely not easy. Just ask the prohibitionists.

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124th Anniversary Week: The Exchange Began Here in the Middle of Nowhere

By Steve Smith / July 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Learn how the Exchange got its start and where. We still operate a store there.

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124th Anniversary Month: Bet You Didn’t Know the Exchange in the 1950s Operated . . .

By Steve Smith / July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Click to find out some of the things we did in the ’50s.

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124th Anniversary Month: Our MFEs Have Served Troops Since World War II

By Steve Smith / July 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

From stack wagons to sophisticated trailers, MFEs have allowed us to live up to the motto, “We Go Where You Go.”

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IN PICTURES – 10 Years in Vietnam: Serving Troops Until the Last Day

IN PICTURES – 10 Years in Vietnam: Serving Troops Until the Last Day

By Steve Smith / March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Take a trip back in Exchange history to see how we served the troops in Vietnam.

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Let’s Celebrate the Exchange’s 122nd Anniversary!

By Steve Smith / July 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

On July 25, we’ll join valued customers to celebrate the Exchange’s anniversary. In fact, the month of July contains many milestones in Exchange history. Click on the pictures to learn why they’re important. Check out these other red-letter July dates in Exchange history.

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