Choosing the Exchange pays off

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Exchange logoSCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Last year, local Army & Air Force Exchange Service patrons generated $953,290 last year for Army and $2,322,329 for Air Force quality-of-life programs, making Hawaii Exchange a better place to work while promoting readiness and resiliency.

In 2015, the Exchange contributed $237 million to military quality-of-life programs around the world, up $13 million, nearly 5.5 percent from the previous year. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has generated more than $2.4 billion in dividends to youth services, family counseling, physical fitness programs and other activities that improve life for military members and their families. At Hawaii Exchange, these programs include Mamala Bay Golf Course and Hickam Harbor Marina. One hundred percent of Exchange earnings support military members and their families.

“Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to military quality-of-life programs,” said Hawaii Exchange General Manager Robert Rice. “The remaining third is used to build new stores or improve Exchange facilities to improve customers’ shopping experiences.”

Exchange benefits mean more than finding a good price on merchandise. The Exchange’s mission is to provide quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support quality-of-life efforts. Shoppers who take advantage of their benefits at the Hawaii Exchange or online at are working to improve their communities.

“When customers shop and dine at the Exchange, they are investing in their own community, making it a better place to live and work,” Rice said.

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.

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