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124 Years Strong: Army & Air Force Exchange Service Celebrates Anniversary with Special Savings

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Story by Marisa Wolfe on 07/16/2019
DALLAS For 124 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has gone where troops have gone to provide goods and services to Warfighters and their families. The Department of Defense's oldest retailer is celebrating its July 25 anniversary with savings for military shoppers.

Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and military families can enjoy these great savings:
Select home goods for $124 up to 50% savings on Wusthof cutlery, Cuisinart cookware, Bissell vacuums, Ninja kitchen systems and more. Valid July 19 to 25.
A free 16-ounce coffee at Express locations on July 25.
Select snacks at Express locations for $1.24 from July 1 to 31, including Del Monte fruit cups, Stryve protein snacks, Deli Express meat and cheese sticks, Ball Park hot dogs, king-size candy bars, Kettle brand chips, ice cream treats and more.
$1.24 off combo meals at participating Exchange restaurants on July 25.
$1.24 off Reel Time Theater concession combos July 26 to 28.

"It's been an honor for the Exchange to serve Warfighters and their families for 124 years," said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange's senior enlisted advisor. "These special savings are to say thank you' to our military shoppers the best customers in the world."

An important part of the Exchange's history is giving back. 100% of Exchange earnings are reinvested in the community, with about 60% of earnings going to Quality-of-Life programs such as Army Child Development and fitness centers and Air Force Outdoor Recreation. In the last 10 years, the Exchange has contributed $2.3 billion to these programs.

In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served military members wherever they are called to serve.

"We bring a taste of home to those serving," Reyes said. "Whether stationed in Kuwait, Kadena or Kirtland, troops and their families know the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is there for them."


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