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‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted September 14, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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Tax changes could affect service members, families, DOD official says

Posted February 26, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Several tax law changes could significantly affect how service members and their families file their 2015 income tax returns. “It’s probably the biggest set of changes in many years” said Army Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kan, executive director of the Defense Department’s Armed Forces Tax Council, which oversees the military’s Volunteer Income Tax…

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Pet health certificates: Essential for International PCS travel

Posted May 27, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

With permanently changing stations already being a complex procedure for individuals, any way to simplify it is always welcomed by service members.

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Exchange puts jingle back in shoppers’ pockets

Posted November 6, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making holiday wishes come true for military shoppers by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR® card up to $8,200 with the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each…

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Popular social media trend may violate DOD regulations

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

WASHINGTON — A young woman paced herself as she ran around her neighborhood, her breath visible as the brisk morning air cycled through her lungs, the wind blowing her hair back, and her cheeks stinging from the elements. She dodged people walking their dogs, trash cans left out for pickup, and finally reached a pausing…

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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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How Sweet It Is! Military shoppers can win $3,000 in exchange gift cards

Posted June 3, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military shoppers can savor the sweet taste of victory with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes, which puts $3,000 in prizes in winners’ hands. From May 20 through July 7, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter the Airheads/Mentos Sweepstakes at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. Prizes include: • A $1,000 Exchange gift card • Two…

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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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Halloween pet photos can net shoppers $5,000 Exchange gift card

Posted October 21, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — For many military families, pets are more than just companions—they’re family. Now, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving service members and their families the opportunity to give their furry friends some well-deserved appreciation — and win a $5,000 Exchange gift card in the process — by entering the Dress Up…

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From March 18-24, Exchange shoppers can save 15 percent on first-day purchases with MILITARY STAR card

Posted March 18, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military shoppers can “think spring” with an extra discount on first-day purchases with a new MILITARY STAR card at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Shoppers who use a new card for the first time from March 18 to March 24 will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases instead of…

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