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2007 AAFES News Archive

AAFES Offers Free Music Downloads for Troops (12/27/2007)
Recognizing that music has always been integral to morale, more than a dozen of the biggest names in country, rock, pop and R&B are teaming up with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and America Supports You to deliver a special gift to troops this holiday season -- a free compilation of songs produced exclusively for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

AAFES Recalls Soldier Bear Toys (12/27/2007)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the Army & Air Force Exchange (AAFES), Dallas, TX, is recalling Soldier Bear Learning Toys manufactured by First Learning Company Limited and Toy World as listed below due to high levels of lead in the surface paints used on the wooden toys. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

AAFES to Host Online Video Contest (12/17/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is giving military shoppers a chance to show off their video making skills (and maybe even win one of three possible shopping sprees) with the “It’s My Benefit” video contest.

Deployed Troops' Calls Home Expected to “surge” as Holidays Approach (11/28/2007)
Deployed troops know there’s no better sound than a loved one’s voice during the holidays. In fact, when the holidays came last year Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors deployed in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom responded, scooping up almost 80,000 Military Exchange Global Prepaid Phone cards in November and December alone, ultimately spending some 23 million minutes on the phone at telecommunication centers throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.

AAFES Launches Revamped ‘Mission, News & More’ Page (11/14/2007)
Who owns AAFES? What is the PX’s return policy? Where does the exchange’s “profit” go? A couple of clicks through the “blogosphere” are all it takes to find a wealth of questions regarding the 112-year-old military command troops and their families know as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).

Gift of Military Exchange Global Prepaid Phone Card Worth 28,600 Words (11/13/2007)
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, 550-Minute Military Exchange Global Prepaid Phone cards sent through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES’) “Help Our Troops Call Home” program can be worth more than 28,000 to children, parents and spouses of troops spending the holiday season far from home.

AAFES Custom Fits Future Facilities (11/13/2007)
Catering to shoppers known for their consistency, it stands to reason that the military’s oldest and largest exchange service, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), would embrace standardization of its stores’ design and layout.

Operation Forward Santa Makes Gift Giving Easy for Troops in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom (11/05/2007)
When thousands of miles separate troops in a war zone from families and friends, participating in the holidays is often relegated to a card and a phone call. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is bridging the gap between troops and those they love with a gift giving program specifically designed to serve deployed troops.

AAFES to Giveaway Deluxe Disney Vacation (10/22/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is partnering with Disney watch maker Seiko Instruments to offer military Families an opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney vacation with an exclusive, military-only sweepstakes.

AAFES Media Bites (10/22/2007)
News from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service

New Employment Site Empowers Potential Job Candidates (10/01/2007)
Applying for a job with the Department of Defense’s oldest and largest exchange service is now easier than ever before thanks to an expanded, online career center.

AAFES Delivers Generous Retirement Package to Those Who “Still Serve” (09/12/2007)
Retirement has its benefits for former Soldiers and Airmen who shop their exchange during the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES’) annual “Still Serving” weekend, Sept. 28-30. This year, AAFES is inviting more than 1.5 million Army and Air Force retirees to visit BXs and PXs for special savings, prizes and events.

Magnetic Military Keepsakes Deliver Lasting Memories (09/11/2007)
As part of a year-round effort to communicate support and appreciation for those who serve and protect, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES’) “Patriot Family Connection” campaign will unveil a limited series of magnetic trading pins, specific to activities throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, in late September.

Postal/Business Center Expansion Takes BX/PX from Shopping to Shipping (08/08/2007)
From sending dad’s preferred brand of deodorant to his next deployment site to making multiple copies of the annual family holiday letter, few consumers know more about postal and business options than military Families. Because the need to get an item wrapped and ready for the mail or even getting an important document notarized is often time sensitive, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) has been aggressively extending packaging, shipping and business services to Army and Air Force installations throughout the United States.

Military’s Oldest and Largest Exchange System to Welcome New Commander (08/08/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is scheduled to welcome its new commander in a 3 p.m. ceremony at the military command’s headquarters on Aug. 15.

Show Me State’ Shows Greatest Support for Troops (06/28/2007)
When it comes to showing support for America’s troops, Missouri is living up to its nickname as the “Show Me State” by sending nearly 4,000 Base and Post Exchange gift certificates to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

AAFES News Update (06/28/2007)
American Public Sends More Than 200 MILITARY STARSM Card Strengthens Troops’ Return on Investment AAFES Quality Assurance Team Puts Safety Ahead of Sales

American Public Sends More Than 200,000 Phone Cards (05/23/2007)
As a military command with a retail mission, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) understands how important a phone call can be to troops serving their country far from home.

Military Moving Center Brings Savings Home (04/09/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is on the move, offering military families a quick and easy way to save time and money on the numerous challenges associated with moving to a new assignment.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Building Stronger Exchange Benefit (03/19/2007)
Shifting priorities and demographics combined with a dynamic retail landscape aggressively marketing to troops and their families is getting the attention of the military’s oldest and largest exchange service.

Low Prices Meet Their Match at AAFES (02/28/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES’) “We’ll Match It!” initiative has been updated to allow authorized shoppers to compare prices between the exchange and “warehouse clubs.”

AAFES and LG DACOM Partner to Launch Complete Solution for Voice, Video and Data Services (02/12/2007)
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) today announces the transfer of telecommunications services throughout most of Korea from Samsung Rental Co., LTD. (SSRT) to LG DACOM.

AAFES Delivers Pizza, a Movie and Magazine to Students Who “Make the Grade” (02/07/2007)
Reading, writing and arithmetic are taking a back seat to electronics, clothes and toys at the PX/BX as students cash in on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES’) “You Made the Grade” program.






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