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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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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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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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DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted November 13, 2015 by Ed Barker

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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DOD announces new-hire probationary period

Posted October 21, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The probationary period for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015, has changed from one year to two years, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy said. Julie Blanks confirmed the change to the statute governing the probationary period in a…

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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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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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