Exchange Celebrates 122 Years with Host of Savings

DALLAS – In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served alongside military members wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Kuwait or Keesler, troops and their families know the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is there.

On July 25, Exchanges all over the world and will mark the exchange system’s 122nd anniversary with in store and online exclusive savings including 50 percent off select women’s apparel, up to $200 off select computers, 40 percent off select luggage, up to $175 off select Samsung washers and dryers and much more. Additionally, any food purchase at participating Exchange restaurants made with a MILITARY STAR card will be discounted 15 percent.

“To say that this benefit has been around for 122 years is a testament to the loyalty of generations of military shoppers,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “July 25th is our annual opportunity to celebrate and thank them for their service and for making the Exchange their first choice.”

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at or follow us on Twitter at



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