Exchange in the News

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Annual Report Details Mission-Essential Support in 2019

By Conner Hammett / August 6, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has released its 2019 Mission Report, highlighting the mission-essential support the Department of Defense’s largest retailer provided Warfighters and their families last year. “The Exchange’s strong performance in 2019 positioned it well to address the unique and unanticipated challenges of the pandemic,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom…

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From The Dallas Morning News: The pandemic challenge for Dallas-based AAFES: Keep the U.S. military safe while shopping

By Loyd Brumfield / July 23, 2020 /

Dallas-based Army Air Force & Exchange Service was one of the first U.S. retailers to get first-hand experience operating in a pandemic, initially in coronavirus hot spots in South Korea and then at bases in Italy and Germany. The military’s retail operation for soldiers and their families on bases and remote locations in the U.S.…

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From Military Times: Check out back-to-school deals, dental clinics, face masks and more at your military stores

By Conner Hammett / July 20, 2020 /

If you’re in the market for some deals, check out the 125th anniversary sales of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. We’re also catching you up on new dental clinics, back-to-school savings, a new layaway policy, and more. Deals *From July 24-30: At exchanges on Army and Air Force bases and online at, shoppers…

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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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From KSWO-TV: Fort Sill Exchange supports incoming trainees during pandemic

By Conner Hammett / June 17, 2020 /

FORT SILL – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is supporting Fort Sill recruits with hygiene essentials as they wait to start basic training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Exchange associates are working around the clock to produce duffel bags stuffed with personal hygiene essentials for the trainees, who are being held under observation for 14 days…

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From Garrison enables vital depot missions to maintain on-time deliveries

By Conner Hammett / June 4, 2020 /

GERMERSHEIM, Germany – Like an old Country and Western song, those convoys of 18-wheelers just kept on a rollin’. There were some detours and roadblocks, to be sure, given the myriad of Department of Defense and Host Nation rules and restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But the mission went on. When Germany…

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From Military Families Magazine: Spangdahlem Exchange creates prom experience for military teens

By Conner Hammett / May 12, 2020 /

The Class of Quarantine 2020 showed off its gowns and royal court at Spangdahlem Exchange during a creative spin on prom night. Seniors from Spangdahlem High School in Germany initially requested off in April to attend prom, but COVID-19 forced cancellation of the big event. Food Court Manager Michelle Hetcher, who has worked at the Exchange…

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From Military Times: How these military teens celebrated their prom (sort of) at an exchange food court

By Conner Hammett / May 11, 2020 /

Sporting “Class of Quarantine 2020” face masks, nine military teens who are employees of the exchange food court at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany wore their prom finery to work recently, on the day when they should have been going to their prom. The students kept at least six feet apart, and limited prom-related activities to…

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From AAFES Adds Curbside Pick-Up at Some Locations

By Conner Hammett / April 2, 2020 /

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is testing curbside order pick-ups at six of its stores as managers seek to find ways to keep shoppers buying while also reducing foot traffic. The system last year expanded its in-store online order pick-up program to 135 locations. But users had to enter the store to get…

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From KTVT-TV: Clear Shields Going Up At Cash Registers For All Businesses On Military Bases

By Conner Hammett / April 2, 2020 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is installing clear acrylic shields at cash registers in all of its stores to protect customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more from KTVT-TV.

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