Army & Air Force Exchange Service Recognized as 4-Star Employer by VETS Indexes

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a 4-Star Employer by VETS Indexes, a firm that promotes employment for Veterans, military spouses and family members.

The Exchange is among 20 organizations that received 4-Star Employer recognition as part of the inaugural 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards, which honors commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting Veterans and others in the military community.

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“Veterans and military spouses are force multipliers for the Exchange,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Having heroes in our ranks who understand the military’s mission and unique needs helps the Exchange deliver on its nearly 126-year-old, ‘We Go Where You Go’ promise.”

The VETS Indexes Employer Award recognized the Exchange in the following categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture
  • Military spouse and family support

The Exchange—the Department of Defense’s largest retailer—is a lifeline for Veterans and military spouses looking for jobs. For military families, an Exchange career means benefit retention, retirement opportunity and stability. The Exchange gives spouses first consideration for open positions, and the continuity program lets military spouses transfer to an Exchange when their family has a permanent change of station.

At the Exchange, 45% of the U.S. workforce is made up of Veterans, military spouses or dependents, and the Exchange is closing in on its goal of hiring 50,000 Veterans and military spouses.

Veterans, military spouses and others who want to work with the Exchange can visit ApplyMyExchange.com for a list of job openings worldwide.

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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 $2.1 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 Loyd Brumfield, 214-312-6514 or brumfieldl@aafes.com.

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