Chris Ward

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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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More Than 50 Military Families Have Exchange Holiday Layaway Paid in Full

By Chris Ward / December 22, 2017 /

DALLAS – For Sgt. Tanya Figueroa, stationed at Fort Hood, the holidays can be difficult financially. She and more than 50 other military families received an early present in December as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service partnered with Pay Away the Layaway to pay off the their layaways. “I was really, really surprised…

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Military Pets Can Fetch $6,000 in Exchange Holiday Photo Contest

By Chris Ward / December 5, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is throwing a bone to military pets and their owners this holiday season with the Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Through Dec. 22, authorized Exchange shoppers can submit a photo of their pet dressed in holiday attire or with Santa. Two grand-prize winners will each fetch a…

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Exchange’s Extended Holiday Return Policy Gives Shoppers Peace of Mind

By Chris Ward / December 4, 2017 /

  DALLAS – To make gift giving easier, the Army & Air Force Exchange service is extending its return policy for items purchased from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 2017.  The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt.  The holiday return/exchange policy extends…

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Military Shoppers Can Win a New Big-Screen TV During Pepsi Big Game Sweepstakes

By Chris Ward / November 30, 2017 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers the chance to watch the big game in style this February by giving away five big-screen TVs. From Dec. 1 through 31, authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter the Pepsi Big Game Sweepstakes at Five winners will each receive a $1,000…

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Exchange Named Among Top Retailers for Black Friday

By Chris Ward / November 21, 2017 /

DALLAS – Personal finance website listed the Army & Air Force Exchange Service among the top 10 retailers offering money-saving bargains for Black Friday shoppers this year. According to the website’s 2017 Best Stores for Black Friday analysis, the Exchange’s average Black Friday discount is 37.3 percent, surpassing that of Amazon, Walmart and Target.…

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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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