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Nearly $40,000 in Layaways Paid in Full for More Than 130 Military Shoppers

By Conner Hammett / April 5, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service helped supercharge 132 military shoppers’ spring with a major surprise: their Exchange layaway balances had been paid in full. Shoppers from Forts Bragg, Campbell, Knox and Scott and Wright-Patterson Air Force Bases were joined a March 30 Zoom call for the big reveal. The paid-off layaways…

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Fort Carson Ivy Fitness Center Micro Market

Exchange Micro Markets Deliver Contactless Convenience to Army and Air Force Installations

By Conner Hammett / February 1, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it safe and easy for Warfighters to stock up on essentials at more than 100 self-serve micro markets—contactless convenience stores offering food, drinks and more—at 50 Army and Air Force installations worldwide. Strategically positioned to serve Soldiers and Airmen working odd hours or in…

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All of the Exchange's 1,700 restaurants, including this Bun-D at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, offer better-for-you options that support Warfighters’ readiness and resiliency.

Exchange Helps Warfighters Maintain BE FIT Lifestyle During Pandemic with Better-for-You Meal, Snack Options

By Conner Hammett / January 19, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping the military community start the year off right with a wide selection of better-for-you meals and snacks—all while keeping the safety and well-being of military communities top priorities. “With more better-for-you meal and snack options than ever, the Exchange makes it easy to maintain…

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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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