Chris Ward

Exchange Director/CEO Recognized For Supporting Military Readiness, Recruiting, Retention and Resiliency

By Chris Ward / October 13, 2020 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull received the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award from the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) during the organization’s virtual fall meeting on Oct. 8. Since World War II, NDTA has provided a trusted environment where government, military and private sector professionals can collaborate toward…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Nourishes Warfighters’ Children With Healthy, Safe School Meals

By Chris Ward / September 3, 2020 /

DALLAS – As the 2020-21 school year gets under way, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing nutritious meals to Warfighters’ children in a safe, secure, sanitized environment, whether students are dining in person or grabbing their food to go. Almost all Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Pacific…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Launching 12 Weeks of Savings for Holiday Shopping

By Chris Ward / September 2, 2020 /

DALLAS – Military shoppers looking to get a head start on holiday shopping while avoiding crowds can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 12 Weeks of Savings. From Sept. 4 through Nov. 25, shoppers will find Black Friday prices in-store and on ShopMyExchange.com on electronics, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods and more. New…

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Army Installation Management Command, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Partnering to Strengthen Military Communities

By Chris Ward / August 31, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) are intensifying cooperative efforts to strengthen support of Soldiers and their families. Three key initiatives—the launch of a Digital Garrison app, creating a Quality-of-Life task force focused on improving services at austere locations and mission-essential services —are at the forefront…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Helps Make Life Better for Military Communities with New Dental Offices

By Chris Ward / August 4, 2020 /

DALLAS – Military family members and retirees have a reason to smile as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service further strengthens the exchange benefit with expanded dental services. DOCS locations opened in July at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Fort Campbell, with additional locations planned at Forts Bragg, Benning and Sam Houston and Luke AFB…

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Exchange Celebrates 125 Years of Service, Support with Deals

By Chris Ward / July 15, 2020 /

DALLAS – In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post. Now, 125 years later, Exchanges worldwide and ShopMyExchange.com will commemorate the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s milestone anniversary with a host of sales. From July 24 through July 30, military shoppers can save up…

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Exchange Expands Layaway to Include Laptops, Tablets for Back-to-School Season

By Chris Ward / July 6, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military family members move to the head of the class this school year by extending its layaway program to include electronics essential to help students excel in the classroom.From July 1 through Aug. 31, Exchange shoppers can use layaway to hold computers, notebooks, tablets…

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From KSWO-TV: Grand opening held for Pxtra on Fort Sill

By Chris Ward / July 1, 2020 /

FORT SILL, Okla. (TNN) – The grand opening of the Pxtra was held Tuesday on Fort Sill. The Pxtra had been under renovations for nearly a year. The building is now open and sits across the street from the PX on post. Inside there are new restaurants and amenities for soldiers stationed on Fort Sill,…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Serves Up More Than 85,000 Grab-and-Go School Meals During Pandemic

By Chris Ward / June 25, 2020 /

DALLAS – With schools overseas transitioning into the summer break, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has wrapped up its highly successful grab-and-go school meal program. Implemented as schools in Europe and the Pacific went virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program served 85,570 breakfasts and lunches in four months. As the pandemic shuttered…

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Exchange Invites Service Members, Veterans to Showcase Golfing Skills in World Long Drive Competition

By Chris Ward / February 18, 2020 /

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Army Installation Command (IMCOM), Marine Corps Community Services and Air Force Services invite military members to tee off with the best for a $10,000 grand prize in the World Long Drive’s Military Long Drive competition. Active-duty Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard members, military retirees and…

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