AAFES News Release


GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Whether learning at home or in the classroom, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. Students in grades first through 12, who maintain a B average or higher, are eligible for a $5 Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2021-22 school year.


Students who make the grade qualify to enter a worldwide sweepstakes to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. Drawings are held in December 2021 and June 2022. The most recent sweepstakes winners were from Travis Air Force Base,  U.S. Army Fort Hood and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.


“Military students have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and disruption to traditional learning in the last year,” said Chris Litch, marketing manager of Grafenwoehr Exchange. “You Made the Grade — now in its 22nd year — celebrates their resiliency and commitment to thriving in the classroom.”


To receive the $5 Exchange gift card, students can simply visit customer service at the Grafenwoehr PX, the Vilseck PXtra or the Hohenfels PX and present a valid military ID, along with proof of a B average or higher.


You Made the Grade sweepstakes entry forms are on the back of the $5 gift card sleeve. Students can send completed forms to:


You Made the Grade

PO Box 227398

Dallas, TX 75222-7398


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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