Exchange in the News

From KITV-4: Hawai’i soldier receives Christmas gift in February

By Marisa Conner / March 2, 2021 /

HONOLULU, Hawaii – It may be well into the new year, but one Hawaii Army National Guard Soldier is still celebrating the holidays. Staff Sgt. Ross Lazaro was selected as a grand-prize winner in a contest to pay off his holiday bill. Read more from KITV.com.

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From KOLD-TV: Retired soldier’s shopping tab paid in full at Fort Huachuca

By Marisa Conner / February 23, 2021 /

TUCSON, Ariz. — The holidays were extra merry for retired Sgt. 1st Class Anna Merryman, a grand-prize winner in the MILITARY STAR card’s seventh annual Your Holiday Bill Is on Us sweepstakes. “I was so excited when I found out. I was beside myself,” said Merryman, a Sierra Vista resident who served 20 years in…

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From Spectrum News 1 TV: 7th Grader at Fort Bragg Wins Top Prize in You Made the Grade Sweepstakes

By Marisa Conner / February 3, 2021 /

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A 7th-grader on Fort Bragg was the lucky recipient of $2,000 all because she kept her grades up. The prize comes from the You Made the Grade sweepstakes. It’s a program that rewards children of service members from 1st grade through high school the keep at least a B average in school.…

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From Stars and Stripes: AAFES’ Korea Distribution Center Relocates to Camp Humphreys with Bakery Soon to Follow

By Loyd Brumfield / February 3, 2021 /

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Yongsan Garrison, once the headquarters in Seoul of U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command, has surrendered nearly every important part of its existence to Camp Humphreys. And now it’s giving up the bakery, which produces iconic American products like Wonder Bread. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, headquartered…

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From the Shreveport Times: Shreveport soldier wins $25,000 vacation in sweepstakes

By Loyd Brumfield / November 25, 2020 /

Pvt. Cade Davis didn’t believe it was real when he learned he had won a $25,000 dream vacation in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Subway Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes. But the Shreveport native changed his mind when an email from the Exchange told him his victory was no dream. Now the 19-year-old…

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From WLOX-TV: Air Force family wins $10,000 Exchange shopping spree from a Subway sweepstakes

By Marisa Conner / November 24, 2020 /

BILOXI, Miss. — The Lala family became $10,000 richer by winning a sweepstakes simply by pulling a tab off a Subway cup back while stationed in Korea. “The entire family wanted Subway for lunch, so we sat there and he pulled his tab off and said I don’t think I understand what that means,” said…

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From Stars and Stripes: Free school meals program extended to students at schools on US military bases overseas

By Chris Ward / October 26, 2020 /

Students at most overseas Department of Defense Education Activity schools will receive free meals for the rest of the school year, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said Monday. The Department of Agriculture, which subsidizes the meals, said they will help to ensure that children “have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers…

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From KXRM-TV: Fort Carson soldier wins $10,000 Exchange shopping spree

By Loyd Brumfield / October 20, 2020 /

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier was treated to a $10,000 shopping spree at the post Exchange Tuesday. Sgt. Kierra Howard, who is assigned to the 71st Ordnance Group at Fort Carson, had the Exchange to herself as she embarked on the shopping spree following a brief ceremony. Read more from KXRM-TV.

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From the Las Cruces Sun News: Latoya Mandas was only buying a meal at Subway, when the lucky army veteran won $25,000

By Loyd Brumfield / October 20, 2020 /

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE – Army veteran Latoya Mandas is a regular customer at Subway, but she never thought that her frequent visits to the fast-food restaurant would get her a $25,000 shopping spree. Mandas looked in disbelief at the tab on her cup filled with lemonade when she read that she was one of the lucky…

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From the Fort Sill Tribune: Fort Sill Soldier wins $10,000 AAFES gift card

By Loyd Brumfield / October 20, 2020 /

FORT SILL, Oklahoma — When Staff Sgt. Frank Sanchez recently went to the Subway restaurant in the North Shoppette Express he decided to make his lunch a combination meal on a whim. That decision would be lifechanging. Sanchez won a $10,000 Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) gift card in Subway restaurant’s “Sip. Rip.…

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