Army & Air Force Exchange Service Recognized As a Best for Vets Employer

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DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced that it has been selected a Best for Vets employer for 2014 by Military Times. The military publication recognized the Exchange for its commitment to providing job opportunities to veterans, naming it No. 31 among the top 59 employers for veterans. This marks the first time the Exchange has received this recognition.

“Veterans working at the Exchange is a natural fit,” said Exchange Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels. “The Exchange is family serving family, and veterans will always a have place in our ranks.”

Veterans make up 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce of about 38,000. In 2013, the Exchange hired 1,112 veterans.

To learn about job opportunities, veterans are encouraged to visit, where they can search for jobs by location. The site also includes a list of job fairs the Exchange will attend through the year, so veterans can meet with an Exchange representative in person.  

When conducting the fifth-annual Best for Vets: Employers survey, Military Times focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans. The survey is made up of nearly 90 questions about a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

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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 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


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