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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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