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Tinker AFB Layaway Presentation

Exchange Shoppers’ Holiday Wishes Come True with More Than $66,000 in Layaways Paid in Full

By Conner Hammett / December 23, 2020 /

DALLAS – Nearly 290 military families’ spirits are a little brighter this holiday season after their Army & Air Force Exchange Service layaway balances were paid in full. The paid-for layaways represent more than $66,000 in holiday gift purchases for military children. “This means a lot—it was definitely an unexpected blessing,” said Army Reserve Capt.…

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Exchange, Disney Help Military Families Celebrate Thanksgiving with Free Online Screening of ‘Frozen II’

By Conner Hammett / November 23, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and the Walt Disney Studios are giving military families an early holiday treat this Thanksgiving: a free online screening of “Frozen II.” Families can stream the box office smash for 48 hours starting at 3 p.m. Central time Nov. 25 at ShopMyExchange.com/XKids, the Exchange’s XKids Community…

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Make Your Voice Heard! Military Shoppers Can Enter to Win a $100 Exchange Gift Card by Voting for Their Favorite Toy

By Conner Hammett / November 20, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers the chance to win a $100 Exchange gift card—and entering is as easy as leaving a Facebook comment. Through Dec. 4, authorized shoppers 18 and older can enter the Favorite Toy Sweepstakes by watching a video of the XKids, the Exchange’s in-house…

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Exchange Director/CEO Receives Oklahoma’s Highest Veteran Support Award; Tinker Exchange Honored As Well

By Conner Hammett / November 17, 2020 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull received the Spirt of Oklahoma Outstanding Veteran Supporter of the Year award from the state of Oklahoma, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Oklahoma Veterans Support Team. Retired Navy Master Chief Larry Van Schuyver, Military Order of the Purple Heart representative and chairman…

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Service members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and West Coast wildfires can count on Army Emergency Relief (AER) and the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) for critical assistance during these unprecedented times.

Service Members, Families Can Lean on Military Relief Funds in Times of Crisis

By Conner Hammett / November 10, 2020 /

DALLAS – Since 2017, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers have donated nearly $2.46 million to Army Emergency Relief (AER) and the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF), a partnership that has taken on even greater importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has been an exceptionally difficult year for our military community, but some have…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Enter to Win Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Package

By Conner Hammett / October 27, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military gamers the chance to win a state-of-the-art gaming setup in the Rockstar Cyberpunk sweepstakes. From Oct. 30 to Dec. 3, authorized Exchange shoppers can enter for a chance to win one Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 gaming package valued at $1,455, including a limited-edition Cyberpunk…

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Exchange shopper Martha Alaniz and granddaughter Jolina Tynes pick up winter clothes for Alaniz's three grandchildren Oct. 14 at the Fort Hood Exchange. Alaniz was one of 52 lucky shoppers notified this week that their Exchange layaway balances were paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Also pictured, Fort Hood Main Store Manager Teresa Palu.

From KXXV-TV: Exchange layaway balances paid in full for 15 Fort Hood families

By Conner Hammett / October 19, 2020 /

FORT HOOD, TX — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service surprised 15 Fort Hood families this week with news that their layaway balances had been paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. The lucky shoppers, whose layaways totaled $2,200 in back-to-school purchases, were among 52 families nationwide asked to join one of three…

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Exchange shopper Martha Alaniz and granddaughter Jolina Tynes pick up winter clothes for Alaniz's three grandchildren Oct. 14 at the Fort Hood Exchange. Alaniz was one of 52 lucky shoppers notified this week that their Exchange layaway balances were paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Also pictured, Fort Hood Main Store Manager Teresa Palu.

From KWTX-TV: Fort Hood: PX and non-profit pay off layaway balances for 15 Army families

By Conner Hammett / October 19, 2020 /

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) – As a special surprise, the Army and Air Force Exchange partnered with the non-profit “Pay Away the Layaway,” to pay off 15 families layaway balances on their Christmas gifts. The 15 local families are part of 52 nationwide to receive the gift. Staff Sergeant Robert Carrasco, who will be deployed…

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It’s Toy Time! Army & Air Force Exchange Service Highlights Season’s Best Picks for Military Kids

By Conner Hammett / October 19, 2020 /

DALLAS – Military kids can discover the hottest holiday toys in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 2020 Toyshop toy book, including a selection hand-picked by the XKids, the Exchange’s team of 14 pint-sized toy experts ranging in age from 7-and-a-half months to 13 years old. Packed with nearly 400 toys—plus an expanded selection…

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Exchange shopper Martha Alaniz and granddaughter Jolina Tynes pick up winter clothes for Alaniz's three grandchildren Oct. 14 at the Fort Hood Exchange. Alaniz was one of 52 lucky shoppers notified this week that their Exchange layaway balances were paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Also pictured, Fort Hood Main Store Manager Teresa Palu.

More Than 50 Military Shoppers’ Layaway Balances Paid in Full

By Conner Hammett / October 16, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service surprised 52 military families this week with news that their layaway balances had been paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Families from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base; Maxwell Air Force Base; and Forts Hood, Campbell, Bragg and Lewis were asked…

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