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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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At 30th BOSS Symposium, Exchange Contributes Support to Soldiers

By Chris Ward / July 26, 2019 /

INDIANAPOLIS—In its continuing mission to support Warfighters’ Quality-of-Life programs such as Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), the Army & Air Force Exchange Service attended the 2019 BOSS Training Symposium in Indianapolis. On BOSS’ 30th anniversary, approximately 250 single Soldiers, MWR professionals and Command Sgts. Maj. from 64 Army garrisons worldwide gathered from July 22…

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Exchange Equipped to Help Customers Weather the Storm this Hurricane Season

By Chris Ward / July 11, 2019 /

DALLAS – With hurricane season underway, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. Exchange merchandising and logistics teams have been building inventory on critical emergency supplies including water, batteries, flashlights and generators to ensure that Soldiers and Airmen have what they need to remain…

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Exchange Brings Taste of Home to National Guard Soldiers, Reservists in Guatemala

By Chris Ward / May 20, 2019 /

Exchange Brings Taste of Home to National Guard Soldiers, Reservists in Guatemala DALLAS – More than 500 National Guard Soldiers and Reservists deployed to an isolated, austere part of Guatemala received a big morale boost as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service opened a mobile field exchange (MFE) there earlier this month. Two Exchange…

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Service Members Can Experience the Winter Olympics in Virtual Reality as the Exchange Teams Up with Comcast NBCUniversal to Provide Access to Olympic Streaming Coverage

By Chris Ward / January 31, 2018 /

DALLAS and STAMFORD, Conn. – NBC Universal will provide more than 50 hours of live virtual reality coverage (VR) of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, all of which will be available to US service members worldwide. This will be the first time ever that VR will be available for a Winter…

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Exchange Named Retailer of the Year by New Age Electronics

By Chris Ward / January 9, 2018 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been selected Retailer of the Year by New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services. The New Age Electronics Retailer of the Year award winner is selected based on year-over-year revenue growth, close executive alignment, strategic partnership, sourcing of…

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