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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Annual Report Details Mission-Essential Support in 2019

By Conner Hammett / August 6, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has released its 2019 Mission Report, highlighting the mission-essential support the Department of Defense’s largest retailer provided Warfighters and their families last year. “The Exchange’s strong performance in 2019 positioned it well to address the unique and unanticipated challenges of the pandemic,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Rewards High-Achieving Military Students with $4,000 in Prizes

By Conner Hammett / August 5, 2020 /

DALLAS – Getting good grades has literally paid off for three hardworking military students who won a combined $4,000 in prizes in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade sweepstakes. Bella Zavala, 9, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was presented with the grand prize—a $2,000 Exchange gift card—Aug. 1 at the Fort…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Nears 50,000 Veteran and Military Spouse Hires

By Conner Hammett / July 21, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is closing in on its goal of hiring 50,000 Veterans and military spouses by the end of 2020. The Department of Defense’s largest retailer, which is celebrating 125 years of serving Warfighters and their families, has hired more than 45,000 Veterans and spouses since 2013 and…

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From Military Times: Check out back-to-school deals, dental clinics, face masks and more at your military stores

By Conner Hammett / July 20, 2020 /

If you’re in the market for some deals, check out the 125th anniversary sales of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. We’re also catching you up on new dental clinics, back-to-school savings, a new layaway policy, and more. Deals *From July 24-30: At exchanges on Army and Air Force bases and online at, shoppers…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Celebrates 125 Years of Serving Those Who Serve

By Conner Hammett / July 16, 2020 /

DALLAS – Since 1895, Warfighters and their families have counted on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to improve their Quality of Life—no matter where they have served. Today, the Exchange, which offers tax-free goods and services at more than 4,000 facilities on Army and Air Force installations worldwide, is the Department of Defense’s…

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Thank Goodness It’s Free Friday! Exchange Gives Military Shoppers Chance to Win Each Week

By Conner Hammett / July 7, 2020 /

DALLAS – Social media is a great way for military communities to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites military shoppers to sound off on Facebook every Free Friday for the chance to win prizes. Authorized Exchange shoppers can enter each Free Friday drawing by simply…

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From KSWO-TV: Fort Sill Exchange supports incoming trainees during pandemic

By Conner Hammett / June 17, 2020 /

FORT SILL – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is supporting Fort Sill recruits with hygiene essentials as they wait to start basic training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Exchange associates are working around the clock to produce duffel bags stuffed with personal hygiene essentials for the trainees, who are being held under observation for 14 days…

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Exchange Celebrates Army’s 245th Birthday by Giving Away More Than $5,400 in Prizes

By Conner Hammett / June 9, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is wishing the United States Army a happy 245th birthday by giving away more than $5,400 in tactical gear. From June 12 through July 9, authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years and older can enter the Army Birthday sweepstakes for the chance to win one of the…

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From Garrison enables vital depot missions to maintain on-time deliveries

By Conner Hammett / June 4, 2020 /

GERMERSHEIM, Germany – Like an old Country and Western song, those convoys of 18-wheelers just kept on a rollin’. There were some detours and roadblocks, to be sure, given the myriad of Department of Defense and Host Nation rules and restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But the mission went on. When Germany…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Prepared to Weather the Storm this Hurricane Season

By Conner Hammett / June 1, 2020 /

DALLAS – With hurricane season underway, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is prepared to support authorized shoppers during the most challenging times. 2019 proved to be a quieter season than 2018, with three major hurricanes last year. When Hurricane Dorian struck the Caribbean and the Carolinas in August and September, the Exchange shipped…

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