Exchange in the News

Exchange shopper Martha Alaniz and granddaughter Jolina Tynes pick up winter clothes for Alaniz's three grandchildren Oct. 14 at the Fort Hood Exchange. Alaniz was one of 52 lucky shoppers notified this week that their Exchange layaway balances were paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Also pictured, Fort Hood Main Store Manager Teresa Palu.

From KXXV-TV: Exchange layaway balances paid in full for 15 Fort Hood families

By Conner Hammett / October 19, 2020 /

FORT HOOD, TX — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service surprised 15 Fort Hood families this week with news that their layaway balances had been paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. The lucky shoppers, whose layaways totaled $2,200 in back-to-school purchases, were among 52 families nationwide asked to join one of three…

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Exchange shopper Martha Alaniz and granddaughter Jolina Tynes pick up winter clothes for Alaniz's three grandchildren Oct. 14 at the Fort Hood Exchange. Alaniz was one of 52 lucky shoppers notified this week that their Exchange layaway balances were paid in full by the nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. Also pictured, Fort Hood Main Store Manager Teresa Palu.

From KWTX-TV: Fort Hood: PX and non-profit pay off layaway balances for 15 Army families

By Conner Hammett / October 19, 2020 /

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) – As a special surprise, the Army and Air Force Exchange partnered with the non-profit “Pay Away the Layaway,” to pay off 15 families layaway balances on their Christmas gifts. The 15 local families are part of 52 nationwide to receive the gift. Staff Sergeant Robert Carrasco, who will be deployed…

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Camp Humphreys Sip Rip Ultimate Trip Winners

From Stars and Stripes: US troops, civilians splurge at the Camp Humphreys exchange after winning $10,000 shopping sprees

By Conner Hammett / September 24, 2020 /

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Fifteen troops and civilians affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea filled their shopping carts at the post exchange Thursday after each won a $10,000 shopping spree. The prizes were part of a $2 million Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes sponsored by Subway that began on July 1 to honor the 125th anniversary of…

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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 ShopMyExchange.com, 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 Army.mil: 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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