Exchange Wellness Services Keep Military Community Ready, Resilient Year-Round

DALLAS – For members of the military community and their families, it’s important to keep in tip-top shape. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier by bringing wellness services to installations.

The Exchange’s BE FIT program takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, including expanding wellness services available on installations. Soldiers, Airmen, retirees, family members and disabled Veterans can find durable medical equipment (such as braces, crutches, CPAP supplies and more), cryotherapy, optometry offices and dental services at Exchange locations.

“It can be difficult to fit regular wellness appointments into a busy schedule,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange brings these services right onto the installation to make access easy and convenient.”

Exchange wellness services include:

  • Optical and optometry clinics in 151 locations worldwide.
  • Durable medical equipment shops in 18 locations (five locations projected to open in 2020).
  • Dental offices in four locations (10 locations projected to open in 2020).
  • Cryotherapy at two locations (two locations projected to open in 2020).

On Jan. 1, the Exchange expanded in-store shopping privileges to 4.1 million Purple Heart recipients, Veterans with service-connected disability and eligible primary caregivers. These new shoppers will also have access to the Exchange’s wellness services on the installation.

Exchange wellness locations accept TRICARE and most insurances, when applicable.

The Exchange’s BE FIT program also offers better-for-you dining choices at Exchange restaurants and all the latest fitness equipment and gear in stores. Warfighters and families can also find wellness tips, products and solutions in the BE FIT section of the Exchange’s Hub page and the Exchange’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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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 http://www.ShopMyExchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Marisa Conner at 214-312-5111 or connermar@aafes.com.

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