Exchange in the News

San Antonio Express News: Fort Sam begins work on $54 million post exchange

By Conner Hammett / October 16, 2017 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service broke ground Thursday on a $54 million construction project at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, a 10,000-square-foot shopping center to replace a 46-year-old post exchange. … To see the rest of this story, click here.

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WOAI TV San Antonio: JBSA Fort Sam Houston breaks ground on new $54 million shopping center

By Conner Hammett / October 16, 2017 /

SAN ANTONIO — Officials at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston are getting ready for a new $54 million shopping center. Officials broke ground on a new army and air force exchange center Friday morning. The new center will be 53 percent larger than the current one, which is 46 years old. This…

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Spectrum News San Antonio: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston breaks ground on $54M shopping facility

By Conner Hammett / October 16, 2017 /

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s military community will have a new place to shop on JBSA Fort Sam Houston. Once complete it’ll be more than 250,000 square feet with modern amenities. “This has been an incredibly long time coming,” said 502nd Force Support Group Commander Col. David Raugh. For the thousands of people who walk…

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KENS 5 San Antonio: New $54M shopping center coming to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

By Conner Hammett / October 16, 2017 /

SAN ANTONIO – Today, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston hosted a ground-breaking for a new $54 million shopping center which is expected to better serve military service members, retirees and their families. The new 210,000-square-foot Exchange shopping center is planned for completion in early 2020. … To see the rest of this story,…

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Denver Post: Colorado-born Tom Shull has a gift for U.S. veterans: Tax-free online shopping

By Conner Hammett / September 27, 2017 /

Tom Shull has been a key figure in the histories of some of best-recognized retailers in the world. In the early 90s, the Harvard-educated executive helped lead restructuring efforts at Macy’s and negotiate the famed department store’s exit from bankruptcy and eventual sale. In 1997, he was the first non-family member named CEO of Barneys…

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AP: Honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free

By Conner Hammett / July 26, 2017 /

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free. Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the…

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Newsday: Pentagon opening online PX shopping to most vets this fall

By Conner Hammett / June 13, 2017 /

The Defense Department will begin allowing most veterans to make online purchases through military PXs, those on-base mini-department stores favored by active duty troops for their tax-free military gear, apparel, household goods and other items. The post exchanges, which now are mostly limited to active duty, Guard, Reserve, military retirees, and 100 percent-disabled veterans, will…

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Redstone Rocket: ‘Truly an honor to serve those who serve’

By Conner Hammett / May 3, 2017 /

When Tom Shull’s fellow Soldiers came home from the Vietnam War, he saw how broken, abused and mistreated they were. Come Nov. 11, Shull can’t wait to right those wrongs, and welcome home 13 million of his fellow veterans to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, granting all who were honorably discharged, regardless of…

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Exchange in the News

By Johnny Olson / April 2, 2017 /

Coverage of the Exchange in major news outlets.

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