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Exchange honors military spouses with $5,000 vacation giveaway

Posted April 29, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 6 this year, but the Exchange will celebrate the contributions of military spouses all month by offering a chance to win a resort vacation package for two valued at more than $5,000. One lucky winner will have their pick of more than 2,000 resort locations worldwide,…

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Flat rate per diem eliminated effective Aug. 13

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Congress recently voted to eliminate flat rate per diem for travel beginning Aug. 13; all members will now be entitled to standard per diem rates no matter the length of their temporary duty travel.

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Exchange’s dining & entertaining catalog ‘dishes out’ top name brands

Posted October 16, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for military shoppers to create an inviting atmosphere for fall guests with a host of name-brand merchandise in the dining and entertaining 2015 catalog. The 36-page catalog is packed with products both in-store and online at shopmyexchange.com that are sure to please…

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted August 24, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Free tax services available to military members, families

Posted January 22, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON—With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement — filing taxes. The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource, according to Erika Slaton,…

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted January 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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Exchange partners with Defense Media Activity to deliver AFN programming

Posted May 13, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and the Department of Defense’s Defense Media Activity signed an agreement May 5 to strategically align their efforts to utilize new technologies to deliver American Forces Network content to service members. “Both the DMA and the Exchange recognize the changing nature of communications, and the rise…

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Major financial changes could affect your security clearance

Posted September 26, 2018 by Tammy Fink and Saunci Barrett

As of July 27, the Department of Defense will continuously monitor individuals’ security eligibility through the new Continuous Evaluation Program. This new policy mandates that individuals who hold a security clearance will be continuously evaluated to determine if they meet the requirements to maintain that clearance. The security clearance renewal due every six to 10…

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Exchange Toy Book makes spirits bright

Posted October 23, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — Military shoppers can fill their sleighs with the hottest toys for children of all ages this holiday season with help from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Toy Book, which features a selection of gifts both in-store and online. The 32-page shopping guide, available Oct. 23 in the continental United States and…

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September sales boost shoppers’ savings

Posted September 9, 2016 by Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

FORT LEE, Va.—Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales and lots of coupons to help save even more money. The Nellis Commissary Case Lot Sale is Sept. 15-18. “September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are…

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