Press Releases

Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Starbucks officials cut the ribbon on the Exchange’s 100th Starbucks retail licensed location Sept. 17 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. From left, Ronny Rexrode, Vice President, Food and Theater Operations, Exchange; Shelly Armstrong, Western Region Senior Vice President, Exchange; Aaron Koransky, Vice President, Licensed Store Business Development, Operations & Strategy, Starbucks; Matt Kress, Senior Manager, Global Responsibility, Starbucks, Col. Skye Duncan, JBLM Garrison Commander; and Mike Einer, JBLM Exchange General Manager.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Celebrates 100th Starbucks Location

By Conner Hammett / September 17, 2020 /

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – The Department of Defense’s largest retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, and Starbucks joined forces to open the 100th Starbucks store on an Army post or Air Force base. Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Exchange shopping center in Washington, the new Starbucks comes nearly 23 years after the…

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Exchange Celebrates Air Force’s 73rd Birthday by Giving Away More than $6,500 in Prizes

By Loyd Brumfield / September 16, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the U.S. Air Force’s 73rd birthday with a chance to win more than $6,500 in tactical gear. From Sept. 18 through Oct. 15, authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years and older can enter the Air Force Birthday sweepstakes for the chance to win one of…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Shoppers Can Reap Rewards for Helping Soldiers, Airmen in Need

By Conner Hammett / September 15, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up the savings for shoppers who support Airmen and Soldiers in need. From Sept. 14 to 18, Exchange shoppers who make an in-person donation to Army Emergency Relief (AER) or the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) will receive additional savings: One $1 off coupon…

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Exchange Giving Away $10,000 in Prizes in Coca-Cola Celebrating Your Service Sweepstakes

By Loyd Brumfield / September 10, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is thanking Soldiers, Airmen and their families with a chance to win $10,000 in prizes in the Coca-Cola Celebrating Your Service Sweepstakes. Through Oct. 31, authorized Exchange shoppers can enter at for a chance to win the grand-prize—a $5,000 Exchange gift card. One first-prize winner…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Partners with DoDEA to Help Kids Return to School Safely

By Tech. Sgt. Marianique Santos / September 9, 2020 /

DALLAS – With more than 75% of students who attend Department of Defense Education Activity schools across the world returning to in-person instruction, maximizing back-to-school safety has been a team effort. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and DoDEA started coordinating in early March for the meal program and the delivery of personal protective…

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Exchange, Disney to Host Free Online Movies, Activities for Military Children Through December

By Conner Hammett / September 8, 2020 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and The Walt Disney Studios are helping military families create magic moments at home with Operation Fun, a series of free online movie screenings and weekly virtual activities. Military families can access everything the campaign has to offer through Exchange’s XKids interactive community Hub page at…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Awards $10,000 Shopping Sprees to Airman, Retiree at JBLM

By Conner Hammett / September 4, 2020 /

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – Two sweepstakes winners at Joint Base Lewis-McChord went on the shopping spree of a lifetime with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service after peeling winning game pieces from their Subway drink cups. Air Force Capt. Cameron Lindsey and 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Safety and Security Manager John Draper each won…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Nourishes Warfighters’ Children With Healthy, Safe School Meals

By Chris Ward / September 3, 2020 /

DALLAS – As the 2020-21 school year gets under way, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing nutritious meals to Warfighters’ children in a safe, secure, sanitized environment, whether students are dining in person or grabbing their food to go. Almost all Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Pacific…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Launching 12 Weeks of Savings for Holiday Shopping

By Chris Ward / September 2, 2020 /

DALLAS – Military shoppers looking to get a head start on holiday shopping while avoiding crowds can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 12 Weeks of Savings. From Sept. 4 through Nov. 25, shoppers will find Black Friday prices in-store and on on electronics, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods and more. New…

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MILITARY STAR Increases Zero-Interest Military Clothing Plan’s Credit Limit to $1,000, Extends Payment Period to 12 Months

By Conner Hammett / September 1, 2020 /

DALLAS – The MILITARY STAR® card program has doubled the credit limit on its zero-interest Military Clothing Plan from $500 to $1,000. The Military Clothing Plan is a special line of zero-interest credit for uniform purchases available to all active duty Soldiers, Airmen and Marines, as well as Guard and Reserve members. The limit increase,…

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