Army & Air Force Exchange Service Installing Clear Shields at Cash Registers to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is installing clear acrylic shields at cash registers in stores worldwide to keep Warfighters and associates safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Exchanges are expected to have the shields within the next week.

“As part of the Department of Defense, the Exchange is mission essential,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange is all in to get Airmen, Soldiers and military families the goods they need while protecting them and our associates.”

The Exchange is installing shields, which vary in size, at points of sale in main stores, Expresses, Military Clothing stores and restaurants.

The Exchange encourages shoppers to observe social distancing (staying at least 6 feet from others); pay with their MILITARY STAR cards or other debit and credit cards rather than cash for purchases; and use proper hand-washing techniques.

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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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