DALLAS – As the Air Force transitions to the Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, officials are issuing a reminder that on-installation Military Clothing stores are the only source for government-certified, authentic uniforms.
“AAFES is the authorized source for offering uniforms to our service members,” said Col. Stephen Thomas, project manager, Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment at PEO Soldier. “The uniforms are produced by government approved vendors, meet uniform quality standards and comply with regulatory specifications.”
At the request of the Services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service began operating Military Clothing stores in 1975 for the Air Force and in 1980 for the Army. Today, the Exchange provides uniforms at cost through nearly 170 Military Clothing stores worldwide.
All uniforms sold by the Exchange have the government-certified contract number on the inside label and comply with the Berry Amendment. Without that label, there is no guarantee that the uniform has been produced to military specifications.
Soldiers and Airmen can find their nearest Military Clothing store through the Exchange’s store locator link at https://www.shopmyexchange.com/exchange-stores.
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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-3861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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