AAFES news release
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every time Soldiers, retirees and military families shop the Grafenwoehr Exchanges, they help make their community stronger.
In 2018, USAG Bavaria community shoppers generated $1.7 Million for vital on-installation community programs.
The dividend supports quality-of-life programs, including Child Development Centers, fitness centers and more.
One hundred percent of Exchange earnings are invested in the military community, with 60 percent going to dividends supporting quality-of-life programs and the remaining 40 percent used to improve the experience in stores and at ShopMyExchange.com.
The Grafenwoehr Exchange dividend is a part of the $223 million the Army & Air Force Exchange Service generated in 2018 worldwide.
Over the last 10 years, Exchange shoppers have contributed $2.5 billion to support these programs that strengthen the Services’ recruiting, retention and readiness efforts.
The 2018 $223 million dividend was generated in part by veterans, who were welcomed home with a lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit introduced on Veterans Day 2017. By shopping the Exchange online, veterans make life better for those who wear the uniform today while enjoying exclusive military savings and tax-free shopping. Veterans can visit ShopMyExchange.com/vets to sign up for their lifelong online benefit.