Exchange Celebrates 119 Years With 5% MILITARY STAR® Card Discount

Exchange Celebrates 119 Years With 5% MILITARY STAR® Card Discount

DALLAS – On July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a historic milestone, celebrating 119 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen and their families.

119th_logoOn July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, the Exchange has supported U.S. troops in 14 major contingencies, starting with the Spanish-American War and most recently with Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  Throughout the years, the Department of Defense’s oldest retailer has brought a taste of home to the frontlines while supporting service members’ families on the home front.

In honor of the anniversary, the Exchange is planning in-store events worldwide and a special MILITARY STAR® card promotion. Shoppers who use their MILITARY STAR® card on July 25 will receive 5 percent off their in-store purchase.

The MILITARY STAR® card 5 percent discount is not applicable to fuel, tobacco, uniforms/accessories, Exchange Protection Plans, food court or gift card purchases. The MILITARY STAR® card everyday discounts of 10 percent off fast food and 5 cents off per gallon of gas will be applicable but cannot be combined with the 119th anniversary 5 percent discount offer.

Military shoppers can join in as their local Exchange celebrates 119 years of family serving family. To find locations, shoppers can visit www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeStores/

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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 http://www.shopmyexchange.com

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