July 2019

‘Combat Retail’: Exchange Brings Comfort, Necessities to Troops at Saudi Air Base

By Steve Smith / July 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

“Many have been sleeping in the sand without tents, with only MREs and water . . .  I now truly know what the Exchange is here for.”

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Quick-service restaurants, like this one at Fort Sill, Okla., are giving Express customers many more choices beside candy bars and soft drinks.

Express Quick-Service Restaurants Booming for On-the-Go Customers

By Steve Smith / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

“We plan to keep up with growing trend of customers who want to grab and go, especially those who want BE FIT options.”

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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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Single Soldiers Compete with the Best in Esports

By Chris Ward / July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

“They are embracing something that will increase the value of the Soldier and contribute to their resiliency and relevance.”

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New Exchange Mission Report Highlights Our 2018 Accomplishments

By Steve Smith / July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Associates can turn to the report for the Exchange’s statements about how the organization, now in its 124th year, remains relevant to Soldiers, Airmen, families, military retirees and all honorably discharged Veterans

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Exchange Contributes Support to Soldiers at BOSS Symposium

By Chris Ward / July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Exchange has been, and always will be, all in for taking care of Warfighters.”

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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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Ringing Up A New Era: Self-Checkout Tested at HQ Express

By Steve Smith / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

“People today, like me, want to get in and get out and not have to wait in line. Personally, I love the self-checkout.”

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