Shopping the Hawaii Exchange pays dividends

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKSAll military and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants in Hawaii Exchange generated nearly $1.4 million last year for Army and nearly $3.0 million for Air Force for quality of life programs.

Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs, including Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), Hickam Harbor Marina, outdoor recreation and Mamala Bay Golf course.

Hawaii's Exchange stores and restaurants generate nearly $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs over the past decade, including to the Mamala Bay Golf Course. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Friend, Army News Service)

Hawaii’s Exchange stores and restaurants generate nearly $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs over the past decade, including to the Mamala Bay Golf Course. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Friend, Army News Service)

“Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, while the other third goes toward building new stores and renovating facilities,” said Hawaii Exchange General Manager Robert Rice.

The Exchange’s mission of providing quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support quality of life efforts means that the Exchange benefit is more than finding a good price on merchandise.

This structure ensures that shoppers who take advantage of their benefit at the Hawaii Exchange or online are working to better their communities.

“One hundred percent of Exchange earnings serve the military and their families,” said Rice. “When service members shop or dine at their Exchange, they’re investing in their own community, making it a better place to live and work.”

The Exchange

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.

The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

To find out more, visit www.shopmyexchange.com.

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