Archive for October, 2013

Exchange and MILITARY STAR Card to Ease Shutdown Strain with Ten Percent Discount Oct. 5-6

Friday, October 4th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-064
RELEASE DATE: Oct. 4, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering a 10 percent discount on select items Oct. 5-6 for shoppers who use a MILITARY STAR® card at stores in the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.  

Beverages, food items, pet food as well as health, beauty and cleaning products at Main Stores and Expresses will be eligible for the 10 percent discount when using a MILITARY STAR® card this weekend.

“We understand the hardship that the government shutdown has caused for a lot of military families,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels. “We hope that offering this discount in the locations where Commissaries have been forced to close will help make this time a little easier.”

The 10 percent discount applies to in-store purchases only.  

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or [email protected]

Exchange Offers ‘Still Serving’ Events, Discounts to Honor Retirees

Friday, October 4th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-063
RELEASE DATE: Oct. 4, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service knows how important it is to thank America’s approximately two million military retirees for their career of service and sacrifice.

To this end, the Exchange will offer a range of retiree-focused events and discounts during the “Still Serving” week-long salute to military retirees, Oct. 4 through 10.

This year’s discounts include 10 percent off one www.shopmyexchange.com order, 10 cents off per gallon of gas purchased with a Military Star Card and other store and food court savings. More information about the discounts and coupons can be found in the Oct. 4 Exchange sales flyer.

In-store events vary by location and may include product samples, health clinics, book signings, cooking demonstrations and more.

“Retirees are some of the most loyal Exchange shoppers and critical to the Exchange’s mission,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Public Affairs Lt. Col. Antwan Williams. “These discounts and free events are just a way of thanking them for their years of service.”

While this program is intended to honor retirees, all authorized Exchange shoppers may take advantage of the discounts and events. For more information, call or visit any Exchange location. Contact information is available through the Exchange’s online store locater.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Conner Hammett, 214-312-2132 or [email protected]

Exchange Helping Wounded Warriors Back on Their Feet

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-062
RELEASE DATE: Oct. 2, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program.

Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action.  More than 400 free pairs have been provided to Wounded Warriors this year alone.

“These warriors have already sacrificed so much that the very least we can do is make sure they’ve got a good pair of shoes for their road to recovery,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels.

Members of any branch of service returning injured from Operations Iraqi, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Noble Eagle or any current member of a Wounded Warrior Battalion or a Warrior Transition Unit (AW2) are eligible to receive a free pair (any style) of in-stock New Balance athletic footwear. Certificates for the shoes can be obtained from the installation chaplain.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint command and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff. The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or [email protected]