AAFES news release
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $ 1,782,597 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.
Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, these include the Warrior Zones, Bowling Alleys and Library’s.
Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings support the services’ quality-of-life programs. When soldiers shop or dine at the Grafenwoehr Exchange, they are investing in their own community.
The remaining one-third of Exchange earnings fund building new stores and updating existing ones to improve the shopping experience. In 2016, the Exchange invested $223 million in new, revamped and expanded facilities and improvements to ShopMyExchange.com.