Homeward Bound Campaign Welcomes Service Members Home

Homeward Bound Ashley Furniture

DALLAS – Service members and their families continually make sacrifices. Multiple deployments, long training exercises and constant states of readiness can add to the stress of not just being a servicemember, but a spouse or family member as well.

In 2014, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is joining military communities around the world to celebrate the homecoming of America’s brave warfighters by hosting a yearlong “Homeward Bound” campaign to honor those who serve.

“We understand the hardships and sacrifices military families go through,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “2014 will be a year to celebrate the return of so many. The ‘Homeward Bound’ campaign is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to service members, and their families, for everything they have done and continue to do.”

The “Homeward Bound” campaign will be a year of discounts, contests and great prizes. To kick off the year, shoppers can enter the Ashley Furniture giveaway from, Jan. 10 –Feb. 6. Three winners will receive a room of furniture valued at $1,500 each. To enter, shoppers can ‘Like’ the Exchange on Facebook and follow the contest rules.

In addition to the contest, Ashley furniture will take 15% off any in-store and online item during the contest period. 

 — 30 —

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.


Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews, 214-312-4273 or [email protected].