Military Shoppers Can Support Army, Air Force Relief Programs at the Exchange

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers another chance to support Airmen and Soldiers in need during its second Give and Get Back donation period of the year.

Sept. 13 to 17, Exchange shoppers can donate to either Army Emergency Relief (AER) or the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) at the register at any Exchange store or online at For every $5 donated, shoppers receive an Exchange coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. (Shoppers who contribute online during the donation period will receive a coupon code.)

“We’re excited that we’re able to partner with the Exchange and align the September campaign with the Air Force’s birthday,” said retired Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper Jr., Air Force Aid Society’s CEO. “Our Airmen, like all of our service members, make countless sacrifices in their service to our country. Remember them while you’re shopping and pay it forward.”

Air Force Aid Society is one of four charities that benefit from the AFAF.

“Exchange shoppers are making a real difference for Soldiers and families in need,” said retired Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, AER director. “We’re grateful for such a successful partnership with the Exchange that benefits the military community.”

This is the third year that the Exchange has partnered with AER and AFAF to host the Give and Get Back campaign.

Since the Give and Get Back campaign began in 2017, Exchange shoppers have given more than $680,000 to the funds, which provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational initiatives and offer community programs that support the military community.

“The Exchange mission is to make the lives of Soldiers, Airmen and military families better,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull. “Supporting Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund is a fantastic way to fulfill this mission.”

The Sept. 13 to 17 giving period is in honor of the Air Force’s 72nd birthday on Sept. 18. The third and final giving period will fall during the holiday shopping season, from Dec. 6 to 10.

Facebook-friendly version: Give to military members in need, get back a coupon from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The Exchange is hosting another Give and Get Back donation period Sept. 13 to 17 to benefit Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund. For every $5 donated at the Exchange, shoppers will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. Learn more about how you can support these military relief funds:

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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 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 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 or follow us on Twitter at


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