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    128 Years and Counting

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is the 54th-largest retailer in the United States. The Exchange has been serving Warfighters and families for more than 128 years and works to protect your benefit—tax-free shopping with military-exclusive pricing.

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    Self-Supported...For Your Benefit

    The Exchange is the Department of Defense’s largest retailer and self-funds most of its operations budget.

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    All In for Military Communities

    100% of Exchange earnings support the military community. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs such as outfitting 609,000 Warfighters at cost annually, providing school meal support for Department of Defense Education Activity facilities overseas and delivering needed services to locations impacted by natural disasters.

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    Tax-Free Shopping for Life

    The Exchange is committed to serving Veterans through two lifelong benefits. All honorably discharged Veterans can shop tax-free at In addition, all disabled Veterans, including Purple Heart recipients and prisoners of war, can use their Veteran’s Health Identification Card to access in-store shopping privileges. Veterans can visit the community Hub to learn more and verify their ability to shop online. Department of Defense/Coast Guard civilians with Common Access Cards can shop in stores and at Retired DoD/Coast Guard civilians can shop online.

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    We Go Where You Go!

    Wherever you go, the Exchange goes with you, operating more than 5,100 facilities, including department and convenience stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, gas stations and other Quality-of-Life services on military installations in 50 states, four U.S. territories and more than 30 countries.

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    Find It Online

    The Exchange offers 3 million products at The Exchange’s online assortment is updated continually, offering convenient access to the hard-earned Exchange benefit for those who don’t live near a military installation.

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    Stronger Than Ever

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is more efficient than ever—outperforming Walmart and Target—to preserve the 128-year-old benefit for Soldiers, Airmen,  Guardians, military families, retirees and Veterans.

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    Lifeline to America

    The best tastes of home, no matter where you go—that’s what the Exchange promises Warfighters and military families. The Exchange goes where other retailers can’t or won’t—including remote locations.

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    Family Serving Family

    Exchange associates’ deep passion for serving sets the Department of Defense retailer apart. More than 85% of Exchange associates have a connection to the military.

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    Serving Side By Side

    Since 9/11, more than 4,900 Army & Air Force Exchange Service associates have deployed alongside our Nation’s military to bring Warfighters a taste of home. Exchange associates are by your side no matter where you go.

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    Hiring Heroes

    The Exchange is a major employer of Veterans and military spouses. The Exchange has hired more than 57,000 Veterans and military spouses since 2013. Those interested in working for the Exchange can visit to review job openings.

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    Wounded Warriors

    The Exchange has hired more than 2,000 Wounded Warriors since 2010. Veterans, military spouses and others seeking employment with the Exchange can visit to view job openings worldwide.