Chris Ward

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 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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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Focuses on Family for Thanksgiving

By Chris Ward / November 20, 2019 /

Most Exchange Stores Will Be Closed For the Holiday Ahead of Black Friday Deals  DALLAS – With 85% of its workforce connected to the military, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and most Exchanges will…

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National Guard and Reserve Members Can Purchase Uniforms at

By Chris Ward / October 18, 2019 /

DALLAS – Army and Air Force National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve Component service members, regardless of active status or rank, can buy uniforms and uniform items online through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Each branch of service provides separate funding to establish and operate Military Clothing Stores…

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‘Exchange Inc.’ Vehicle Scams Leaving Service Members Feeling Overheated

By Chris Ward / August 14, 2019 /

DALLAS – According to a recent Better Business Bureau study, service members are more susceptible to fraud than average consumers. In fact, scammers using the name “Exchange Inc.” have been attempting to fool Soldiers and Airmen into thinking they are working with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to broker the sale of used…

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For 1st Time, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Welcomes Interns from U.S. Military Academy

By Chris Ward / August 5, 2019 /

West Point Cadets spending 3 weeks in Dallas to broaden knowledge of cybersecurity  DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting interns from the U.S. Military Academy for the first time this summer, underscoring the Department of Defense retailer’s commitment to supporting Warfighters—past, present and future. Cadets Thomas “TJ” Bordeaux of New…

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BOSS Soldiers Compete with the Best in Esports

By Chris Ward / July 29, 2019 /

  DALLAS – Soldiers attending the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) 2019 Symposium in Indianapolis had the unique opportunity to put their gaming skills to the test against esports professionals from Complexity gaming, a professional esports organization. This was the third event as part of a partnership between the Exchange, U.S. Army Installation Management…

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