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Contest, Coupons and Community Serve as Cornerstone For Exchange’s 115th Birthday

Posted 7/6/2010   Updated 7/6/2010 Email story   Print story


by Heather Rose

7/6/2010 - DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- As the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) readies to mark 115 years of service and support to America's military, the Dyess Exchange's mission remains basically the same: provide quality goods and services at competitively low prices and generate earnings to support Services programs.

"AAFES' commitment to Airmen is as strong as it's ever been," said General Manager Teresita Williams. "Whether at Dyess or deployed, the Exchange is there for them."

In the spirit of exceptional service and support, the BX and Exchange Online Store are inviting authorized customers to "celebrate the savings" from Sunday, July 25 through Tuesday, July 27.

Shoppers who stop by the Exchange during the three-day period can register to win a $5,000 Exchange shopping spree, one of three Samsung LED TVs ranging from 40-55" and a round trip for two meet Mario Lopez and attend a taping of eXTRA in Hollywood, Calif.

In addition to the giveaways and sweepstakes, the BX will offer a variety of great deals centered on AAFES' 115th birthday. Shoppers using their MILITARY STAR® card, for example, will receive $15 off any purchase of $115 or more as well as 15 cents off per gallon of gas, up to 20 gallons. A variety of items will also be priced at $1.15, $15.50 and $115 throughout the three-day celebration.

Additionally, several items at aafes.com, including a Bulova watch, diamond bangle bracelet, Voyager Bluetooth headset and Cuisinart Chef's 10-piece cookware set, will be offered for just $115.

Since its establishment in 1895, AAFES has been involved in 14 major contingencies (to include the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, the Balkans and Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom) and several dozen humanitarian and disaster relief contingencies.

AAFES is a joint command of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and is directed by a Board of Directors who is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff. AAFES has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and of generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military MWR and Services programs.

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