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Since 1895, the Exchange has served Warfighters & their families, protecting your benefit—tax-free shopping with military-exclusive pricing.

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Military Veterans

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    126 Years and Counting

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is the 53rd largest retailer in the United States. The Exchange has been serving Warfighters and families for more than 126 years and works to protect your benefit—tax-free shopping with military-exclusive pricing.

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    Self-Supported...For Your Benefit

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is the Department of Defense’s largest retailer. The Exchange self-funds its operations budget through customer revenues, except for 3% of its funding, which is paid from appropriated funds to ship goods to service members overseas, as required by law.

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    All In for Military Communities

    100% of Exchange earnings support our military community. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.4 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs such as outfitting 700,000 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 Army & Air Force Exchange Service 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.

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    We Go Where You Go!

    Wherever you go, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes with you. The Exchange operates more than 4,900 facilities, including department and convenience stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, gas stations and other retail businesses on military installations in 50 states, four U.S. territories and 30 countries.

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    Find It Online

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service offers millions of products at The Exchange’s online assortment is updated continually, offering convenience 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 126-year-old benefit for Soldiers, Airmen,  Guardians, military families, retirees and Veterans.

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    Lifeline to America

    A taste of home, no matter where you go. That’s what the Army & Air Force Exchange Service promises Warfighters and military families. The Exchange offers low-cost general merchandise and convenience items where other retailers can’t or won’t—including warzones and remote locations.

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    Family Serving Family

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s associates’ deep passion for serving sets the Department of Defense retailer apart from the rest. 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 Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a major employer of Veterans and military spouses. The Exchange has hired 49,500 Veterans and military spouses since 2013, part of its commitment to hiring 50,000 heroes. Those interested in working for the Exchange can visit to review job openings.

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    Wounded Warriors

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has hired nearly 1,700 Wounded Warriors since 2010. Veterans, military spouses and others seeking employment with the Exchange can visit to view job openings worldwide.