by Staff Sgt. Lewis M. Hilburn
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
7/13/2011 - DALLAS, Texas -- In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an Exchange at every post. Since then, Exchange associates worldwide have faithfully served alongside the servicemembers of the United States during peace and times of war. They live the Exchange's motto "We Go Where You Go."
Exactly 116 years later, the Exchange is marking the occasion offering 16-cents off per gallon of gas July 25-27 when patrons use their Military Star Card or Rewards MasterCard.
The 16-cent a gallon discount is above and beyond the everyday five-cent a gallon savings Military Star® cardholders enjoy when filling up at the Exchange. The July 25-27 promotion is just the latest example of how the Exchange "pumps up" the discount even more during holidays and other special occasions.
"It is our way of saying thanks," said the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Acting Chief of Staff Col. Colice Powell. "If it were not for the warfighters of the United States military, the Exchange would not be where it is today."
To apply for the Military Star® Card and Rewards Mastercard, log onto www.shopmyexchange.com click the link to Exchange Credit Program.