Chris Ward

Camp Humphreys Exchange Shopping Center Opens In Time for Holiday Shopping

By Chris Ward / November 20, 2017 /

U.S. ARMY GARRISION HUMPHREYS, South Korea – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service unveiled its third-largest shopping center in time to spread holiday cheer to Soldiers and families at Camp Humphreys during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 20. The $64 million shopping center, a joint project between the Exchange, the Republic of Korea and the…

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Veterans flocking to confirm online exchange shopping eligibility

By Chris Ward / November 6, 2017 /

DALLAS – Excitement about the first expansion of military exchange benefits in 27 years continues to grow as nearly a quarter of a million Veterans have verified their eligibility to shop through the Veterans online shopping benefit since the verification site for the Marine Corps Exchange, Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange and…

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Exchange Wants to Hear Your Favorite Holiday Story

By Chris Ward / November 3, 2017 /

DALLAS – The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest. Through Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of their favorite holiday…

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Launch of Veterans Online Shopping Benefit Less Than One Month Away

By Chris Ward / October 19, 2017 /

DALLAS – With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the Veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged Veterans have been verified to shop through an earned lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit beginning this Veterans Day. This new program, the first military exchange benefits expansion in nearly 30 years,…

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Commissaries Begin Accepting the MILITARY STAR Card

By Chris Ward / October 5, 2017 /

FORT LEE, Va. – To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical military Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program is expanding acceptance of the MILITARY STAR card to Commissaries around the world. Leaders from the Defense Commissary Agency and the exchanges gathered at the Fort…

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‘I Can’t Thank You Enough For Holding Everything Together’

By Chris Ward / September 28, 2017 /

DALLAS—When civilian stores and restaurants in Hurricane Irma’s path closed or ran out of essentials, Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations across Florida were typically the last to close and the first to reopen, highlighting the Department of Defense retailer’s unique capabilities and tireless dedication to serving those who serve.  “Our associates’ level of…

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

By Chris Ward / August 15, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military students head to the top of the class during the 2017-18 school year by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom. Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, Exchange shoppers can use layaway…

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Exchange Shoppers Make a Difference – $225 Million in Quality-of-Life support

By Chris Ward / July 26, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $225 million in 2016 to Army, Air Force, Marine Corp and Navy Quality-of-Life programs. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed more than $2.4 billion in dividends to Army Child Development Centers, Youth Services and fitness centers, as well as…

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Exchange Shoppers Can Enjoy Back-to-School Savings

By Chris Ward / July 25, 2017 /

DALLAS – Service members and their families can save money this back-to-school season by taking advantage of special offers from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Exchange shoppers can take advantage of the following promotions: July 28-30: No interest or payments on purchases of $199 or more from 90 days after date of purchase…

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Exchange Celebrates 122 Years with Host of Savings

By Chris Ward / July 20, 2017 /

DALLAS – In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served alongside military members wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Kuwait or Keesler, troops and their families know the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is there.…

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