AAFES News Release 

(Courtesy of Grafenwoehr Exchange)

– The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for the USAG Bavaria community, including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with activities, games and giveaways throughout April 2021.


“Military children are often likened to dandelions because they blossom wherever they land,” said Grafenwoehr Exchange marketing manager Chris Litch. “The Exchange honors and celebrates the resiliency of military children with Month of the Military Child activities.”


Protecting the USAG Bavaria community remains the Exchange’s No. 1 priority, and the Grafenwoehr Exchange is ensuring a safe, sanitized and secure environment for shoppers of all ages. Our military children are also invited to safely participate in virtual Exchange events throughout April at ShopMyExchange.com/momc.


USAG Bavaria youth, 17 and younger, can receive a free, limited-edition collectible iron-on military brat patch, as well as a coupon for a free treat at our Exchange restaurants. The patch and coupon can be picked up at the Grafenwoehr Main Store central checkout registers one per child, and the child must be present. The Grafenwoehr and Vilseck Burger King are hosting a drive-thru event on April 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children wearing purple will receive a goodie bag with a free cookie. This is the fourth year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with Vanguard to create a unique patch to honor military kids’ resiliency.


USAG Bavaria families can find details on all Month of the Military Child events — including coloring pages, themed recipes, video drawing lessons from Disney pros and more — by visiting the Exchange’s community Hub at ShopMyExchange.com/momc. At this website, kids can take part in four virtual contests. There will be four winners in each of the following activities:

  • April 2 – 8, 2021 | Disney Princess coloring contest 
  • April 9 – 15, 2021 | Family Game Night picture contest 
  • April 16 – 22, 2021 |Nerf Target contest 
  • April 23 – 29, 2021 |Play-Doh sculpting contest 


“Military children serve too and make their parents’ missions possible,” Litch said. “The Exchange salutes our youngest Warriors.”


The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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