Chris Ward

Mark Wahlberg Returns to Exchange’s ‘Chief Chat’ in Star-Studded, First-Anniversary Lineup

By Chris Ward / April 5, 2021 /

DALLAS – He’s back! Hollywood A-lister and businessman Mark Wahlberg will celebrate the first anniversary of “Chief Chat” with his second appearance on the Army & Air Fore Exchange Service’s military-exclusive Facebook live broadcast. “Chief Chat,” hosted by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, debuted in April 2020 at…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Put Best Foot Forward in Sweepstakes

By Chris Ward / March 4, 2021 /

DALLAS – Military members and their families doing some “sole” searching will find just what they’re looking for in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes. From March 1 through May 31, authorized shoppers can enter to win one of six pairs of Jack Daniels Shoe Surgeon sneakers. The shoes, valued at $599…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Offering Soldiers, Airmen 10% Off Tax Preparation at H&R Block

By Chris Ward / February 22, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping make the filing season less taxing by working with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount at select locations worldwide. In addition to the discount, H&R Block at the Exchange is offering: A free…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Intensifying Focus on American-Made Products

By Chris Ward / February 11, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is escalating its efforts to recruit businesses with American-made products. From Feb. 11 through March 5, the Exchange’s first Vendor Submission Campaign is seeking vendors with American-made camping products, sporting goods and linens. “The Exchange goes where our military goes, in all 50 states and more…

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2021 ProCamps Kick Off with Virtual Event for Military Resale Community Feb. 16

By Chris Ward / February 10, 2021 /

DALLAS –The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with the military resale community and Procter & Gamble, will be hosting a virtual ProCamp that kicks off at 12:30 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 16. The event will feature a question and answer session with Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen and Green Bay Packers…

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Exchange Helps Warfighters Make Priceless Memories This Valentine’s Day with Gifts, Flowers and More

By Chris Ward / February 4, 2021 /

DALLAS – Military shoppers can make their sweethearts smile this Valentine’s Day by picking up a heartfelt gift from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. At Exchanges and Express locations worldwide, shoppers can choose from a variety of chocolate and candy sets. Starting Feb. 10, shoppers can pick up fresh flowers—ranging from $5.99 to…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Teams with RangeMe for Product Sourcing

By Chris Ward / November 25, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has teamed with RangeMe for easier access to suppliers interested in doing business with the Department of Defense’s largest retailer. RangeMe’s online platform manages profiles from thousands of suppliers across multiple categories, making it easy for Exchange buyers to quickly hone in on the products that…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Focuses on Safe, Sanitized and Secure Shopping Thanksgiving Weekend

By Chris Ward / November 16, 2020 /

DALLAS – While most Exchanges will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores worldwide will open on Black Friday, providing a safe, secure and sanitized shopping experience.  Shoppers looking to get an early start on holiday shopping can do so beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Exchanges the day after Thanksgiving.…

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From Stars and Stripes: Free school meals program extended to students at schools on US military bases overseas

By Chris Ward / October 26, 2020 /

Students at most overseas Department of Defense Education Activity schools will receive free meals for the rest of the school year, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said Monday. The Department of Agriculture, which subsidizes the meals, said they will help to ensure that children “have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers…

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Military Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

By Chris Ward / October 26, 2020 /

DALLAS – Beginning Nov. 2, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), will be serving free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas that are operated by one of the USDA approved School Food Authorities (Army & Air…

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