Facilities to Remain Operational During Sequester

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-009
RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2013

DALLAS – Despite sequestration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service does not foresee any changes to its day-to-day operations.

“We expect Exchange facilities to be fully functional throughout the sequester,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “We continue to remain flexible as we help Soldiers, Airmen and their families thrive in this environment. Whether it’s a Main Store, Military Clothing or a fast food restaurant, all operations will continue.”

Sequestration is not expected to result in the closure of Exchange facilities.  

— 30 —

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

###

Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or wardchr@aafes.com.