AAFES Press Release


GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY — It matters where Soldiers and their families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $1.72 million for critical quality-of-life programs.


The dividend helps support Child, Youth and School Services, Armed Forces Recreation Centers and other programs critical to readiness and resiliency.


“While 2020 was a challenging year, the Exchange leaned forward to deliver safe, sanitized and secure shopping to the USAG Bavaria community,” said Grafenwoehr Exchange marketing manager Chris Litch. “The best customers in the world took notice and continued to do their part to strengthen quality of life support for Soldiers and their families — highlighting that it truly matters where you shop.”

Whether shopping at a PX or online at ShopMyExchange.com, 100% of Exchange earnings support the military community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers invested a total of $153 million into quality-of-life programs at military installations worldwide. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed $2.1 billion to such programs.


The Exchange is the 61st largest retailer in the United States. Serving Warfighters since 1895, the Exchange offers tax-free shopping and military-exclusive pricing at military installations and remote or austere locations worldwide.


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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