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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 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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Military Spouse Employment Partnership reaches milestone

Posted March 4, 2016 by DOD News,

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department announced on Feb. 29 that the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program has now partnered with 300 employers, according to officials from the DOD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Office. The program, launched in June 2011 by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is an employment and career partnership connecting military…

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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 shoppers can rev up summer with chance to win a Harley

Posted June 10, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen looking to ride into adventure can get the chance to take the keys to their very own Harley thanks to a sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Dr Pepper. With the Dr Pepper Refresh, Win & Ride Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will take home…

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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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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 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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Exchange’s new Brides & Grooms catalog available

Posted October 30, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — Military shoppers looking to pop the question this holiday season can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Brides & Grooms Fall 2015 catalog for a shining selection of diamond jewelry that’s a cut above the rest. The 36-page catalog is packed with diamond engagement rings, bridal sets, weddings bands, 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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