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July 19, 2013

Exchange celebrates 118 years of service with deals at Burger King, Express

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrates a past, present and future of savings and service July 25, the organization’s 118th anniversary.

In recognition of this historic milestone, the Exchange is offering two fantastic dining deals for authorized patrons to enjoy.

First, Express locations worldwide will be offering any size fountain drink or Gold Peak tea free from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25. In addition, Exchange Burger King locations will be serving Whoppers for only $1.18 with the purchase of a medium size or larger drink or fry on July 25 and 26.

“Offering these deals to our patrons is just another way to thank current and former servicemembers for everything they do for our country,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “As we have done for 118 years, we will continue to go where they go to support them and their families wherever they are called to serve.”

While the Exchange’s 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 has remained largely unchanged over the years, the past twelve months have brought considerable change to the Department of Defense’s largest and longest-running retailer.

The Exchange is making strides toward bringing more well-known national brands to its stores, introducing new concept shops, expanding concession operations to include more national name brand contracts and working toward re-launching www.shopmyexchange.com with increased product selection and greater ease of use.

The size and scope of the organization’s efforts have only expanded in its 118 years, with the modern Exchange offering customers a wide variety of products at more than 3,100 diverse facilities worldwide, including Express convenience stores and fueling stations, retail concession and vending services, telecommunications support, and traditional Exchange facilities. Exchange products can also be found online at www.shopmyexchange.com.

The establishment of exchanges on military installations was authorized by General Order number 46 on July 25, 1895, directing post commanders to establish an exchange at every post.

The Exchange has supported U.S. troops in 14 major contingencies, starting with the Spanish-American War and most recently including Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

 




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