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Exchange Shoppers Donate $2 Million to Military Relief Funds in 2021

By Marisa Conner / May 4, 2022 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers lent a helping hand to service members and families in need in 2021, donating nearly $2 million to Army Emergency Relief (AER) and the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF). With the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many members of the military community in 2021, AER…

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Vietnam Veterans Honored at Pinning Ceremonies at PXs, BXs around the Globe

By Marisa Conner / March 29, 2022 /

DALLAS – In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service honored Vietnam Veterans at more than 150 of its locations worldwide. Vietnam Veterans were invited to attend the events at their nearest PX or BX and receive a complimentary lapel pin as a token of…

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Honoring Vietnam Veterans: Army & Air Force Exchange Service to Host Pinning Ceremonies March 29

By Marisa Conner / March 22, 2022 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will honor Vietnam Veterans during pinning ceremonies at PXs and BXs around the world on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Exchange has partnered with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to provide free commemorative lapel pins to Veterans who served on…

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Air Force Master Sgt. Brett Myers, Engineering Craftsman with the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron, and his wife, Misti, pose for a picture with Flor Payton, Kadena Exchange main store manager, after Brett surprised Misti with a MacBook Pro. Brett used the Exchange’s layaway program for the first time to purchase the laptop for Misti, who is pursuing a degree in medical administration. On Dec. 15, Brett was invited to a video call with celebrity and Marine and Navy Veteran, Montel Williams. During the call, Williams announced that all Exchange layaways in the Pacific Region, including Brett’s, were paid in full by nonprofit Pay Away the Layaway. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark A. Kauffman)

Making Spirits Bright: Nearly $109,000 in Exchange Layaways Paid in Full for 374 Military Shoppers

By Conner Hammett / December 16, 2021 /

CAMP FOSTER – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers in the Pacific were treated to an early holiday surprise when they learned their layaways had been paid in full. Exchange shoppers in South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii and Guam joined a video call Dec. 14 for the big reveal, delivered by celebrity guest and…

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Three Military Students Honored with $4,000 in Prizes in Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program

By Marisa Conner / August 24, 2021 /

DALLAS – Three military children are heading back to school with an extra boost of academic pride as winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Mateo Rojas, a rising 11th-grader, was named the grand-prize winner and received a $2,000 gift card from the Travis Air Force Base…

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11th-Grade Military Student Wins $2,000 Gift Card from Travis AFB Exchange for Academic Performance

By Marisa Conner / August 12, 2021 /

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE – Summer break got even better for rising high school junior Mateo Rojas—he was named the grand-prize winner in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. The program rewards military students like Mateo for maintaining strong academic performance. Mateo was selected as the top winner in…

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They Serve Too! Army & Air Force Exchange Service Celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

By Marisa Conner / March 30, 2021 /

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for military communities—including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the 2021 Month of the Military Child with virtual events, activities, games and giveaways throughout April. “Military children are often likened to dandelions because they blossom wherever they land,” said…

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Good Grades Pay! Exchange Awards $4,000 to Three Military Children for Academic Excellence

By Marisa Conner / February 18, 2021 /

DALLAS – Good grades pay off—especially for the three young winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Seventh-grader Sara Cockrell won the grand prize of a $2,000 Exchange gift card, which she received in a presentation at the Fort Bragg Exchange. Seventh-grader Bruce Birch received the second-place…

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