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Exchange’s extended refund policy gives holiday shoppers ‘many happy returns’

Posted November 13, 2015 by Julie Mitchell

DALLAS — To give military shoppers peace of mind this holiday season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24. The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from up to 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday…

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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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Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted June 9, 2017 by

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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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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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL…

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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 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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Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

Posted June 9, 2017 by

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of our patrons said they would purchase store brands…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted December 2, 2016 by Richard Salomon

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons All new Department of Defense civilians appointed to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service…

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