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Sequestration poses biggest threat to readiness, military leaders say

Posted March 18, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON—The biggest challenge to the military’s readiness is sequestration, military leaders said on Capitol Hill today. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. The uncertain and restrictive budget…

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Exchange offering shoppers chance to win Alaskan cruise for two

Posted June 17, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Shoppers with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service have the opportunity to take in the water, wildlife and wow-inducing landscapes of Alaska by cruise next year thanks to Harry & David. Through July 7, authorized shoppers in the continental United States can enter to win a cruise for two in the Land…

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More than $10,000 in Exchange gift cards up for grabs

Posted November 20, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving Soldiers, Airmen and their families a chance to shop till they drop with the $10K Spend It Your Way Giveaway. One grand-prize winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift card. The first-place winner receives a $2,500 Exchange gift card, while second place wins…

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Exchange’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards military students

Posted March 25, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — For military students, making multiple moves with their active-duty parents is just a part of life. In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted June 17, 2016 by Paul Stevenson

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Exchange announces return of extended holiday price guarantee

Posted November 25, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — This holiday season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service promises to offer Soldiers, Airmen and their families the lowest prices in town – or it will pay them back the difference. Under the Exchange’s Extended Holiday Price Guarantee, if shoppers find an item they’ve already purchased at the Exchange at a lower…

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EUCOM implements travel restrictions to Brussels

Posted March 25, 2016 by DOD News / U.S. European Command

STUTTGART, Germany—As a precautionary measure to keep personnel and families safe in light of the March 22 attacks, U.S. European Command has implemented travel restrictions to Brussels, Belgium. Unofficial travel to Brussels — leave, liberty and special pass — is prohibited until further notice. Those on official travel or emergency leave to Brussels will also…

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Blended retirement system training now available

Posted June 24, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

WASHINGTON — Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via…

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AAFES spreads holiday cheer to BMT recruits at Lackland

Posted December 18, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Trainee Michael Bacos leaned over the jewelry counter at the Exchange here, looking for the perfect sparkling gift to send to his wife back home in Dothan, Alabama. The 21-year-old Airman, in fourth week of Basic Military Training, is spending his first holiday away from his wife, Courtney. “It’s…

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Exchange gives shoppers chance to win Demetrios bridal gown

Posted April 8, 2016 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will make tying the knot extra special for two lucky couples this summer with the Demetrios Bridal Gown Sweepstakes. Through June 30, brides, grooms and any Exchange shopper can enter for a chance to win one of two Demetrios bridal gowns courtesy of Demetrios Bridal, Asia…

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