GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange is inviting Soldiers and their families to celebrate the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 123rd anniversary July 25.


In addition to special savings and promotions, there will be a cake cutting at the Tower Barracks Main Store at 11 a.m.


The Department of Defense’s largest retailer was established via General Orders No. 46 on July 25, 1895, and has been serving the military community ever since. Throughout its history, the Exchange has worked to improve the lives of Soldiers, Airmen and their families by serving as a lifeline to America. The Exchange provides tax-free goods and services at exclusive military pricing in store and online at ShopMyExchange.com.


As part of the anniversary celebration, Grafenwoehr Exchange shoppers can save on a variety of promotions, including:


  • A free 16-ounce coffee at Express locations on July 25.


  • $1.23 off combo meals at participating Exchange restaurants on July 25. (Coupon from the Exchange sales flier required.)


  • On July 25, 15 percent off all Exchange restaurant purchases with MILITARY STAR®.


For the first time, honorably discharged Veterans can join in the Exchange’s anniversary celebration by visiting ShopMyExchange.com for online deals. On Veterans Day 2017, the Exchange welcomed home all who served honorably with a lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit.


The Exchange’s storied history includes investing 100 percent of earnings in military communities. About two-thirds of Exchange earnings are contributed to quality-of-life programs, such as child development centers, youth programs and fitness centers on installations around the world. In the last 10 years, the Exchange has contributed more than $2.4 billion to these programs.

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