Exchange gives away thousands in Ashley Furniture to three military families

MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Mitchell
RELEASE DATE: Feb. 24, 2014

DALLAS – Home sweet home just got even sweeter for the most recent winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s yearlong Homeward Bound campaign. This time, three military families took home prizes courtesy of Ashley Furniture.

The winners, Sgt. Mario Amador, deployed to Kuwait from Fort Carson, Colo.; Jaime Cox, a military spouse from Fort Hood, Texas; and Jessica Wilson, a military spouse from Fort Bragg, N.C., received a room full of furniture worth $1,500.

 “Home is where the heart is, and I’m happy the Exchange can help make coming home—whether it’s from deployment or daily activities—even more special,” said Col. Tom Ockenfels, Exchange chief of staff.

The Exchange’s yearlong Homeward Bound campaign celebrates the homecoming of troops and honors the sacrifices of military spouses and families. The initiative includes monthly contests and special pricing on popular items throughout the year.  

“The Exchange understands and appreciates the daily sacrifices of Soldiers, Airmen and military families,” Col. Ockenfels said. “Homeward Bound is our way of thanking troops and their families for their service.”

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint nonappropriated 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 nonappropriated 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


Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327 or