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Pentagon says F-35 program on right track

Posted January 8, 2016 by Mitch Shaw

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery…

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Air Force Retirees, National Guardsman win big in Exchange’s Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made wishes come true for three grand-prize winners of the worldwide MILITARY STAR Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes—and for one retiree, the prize was a way of saying “thank  you” for sacrifices made decades ago. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Jones, retired…

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IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

Posted January 15, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. “This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting…

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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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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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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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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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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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Exchange now seeking shopper feedback year-round

Posted January 22, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service knows that Soldiers, Airmen and their families are the experts on how to best improve the Exchange shopping experience. That’s why the Exchange is inviting shoppers to sound off on their experiences 365 days a year with a new Customer Satisfaction Survey, located at https://surveymonkey.com/s/MyExchSurvey. Previously,…

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Exchange, DLA launch joint effort to offer frozen meat to U.S. forces in Iraq

Posted May 20, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS—The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and the Defense Logistics Agency have teamed up to offer frozen meat to service members and others serving in Iraq. Exchanges at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center and Baghdad Embassy Complex started carrying the meat in early April. The initiative lets the Exchange offer U.S. meat at U.S….

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