New benefit welcomes home all who served honorably with exclusive
pricing, reconnection to military family at
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is officially welcoming
home 18.5 million honorably discharged Veterans with a lifetime online
military exchange shopping benefit. Veterans can now shop online at
marking the first expansion of military exchange
privileges since 1990.
“The Exchange is honored to open its virtual doors to millions of
deserving Veterans,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era
Army Veteran who worked tirelessly to secure the change in Department of
Defense policy after joining the Exchange in 2012. “There are many
generations of service members who have not been properly recognized.
This new benefit acknowledges their service and welcomes them home.
This is something Veterans can enjoy the rest of their lives.”
Veterans will find a wide assortment of national-brand merchandise and
military-exclusive pricing at ShopMyExchange.com. Shopping the Exchange
online reconnects Veterans with their military community, allowing them
to remain Soldiers and Airmen for life.
Every purchase Veterans make online will help improve the quality of
life for those who wear the uniform today as Exchange earnings support
critical military Quality-of-Life programs, including combat uniforms
below cost, fitness centers, child development center and youth programs
on Army garrisons, Air Force Outdoor Recreation programs, school lunches
for Warfighters’ children overseas and more.
“This is a virtuous cycle,” Shull said. “As a Veteran myself, it is an
honor to pay forward support to active-duty service members and their
Excitement for the new benefit has been building for months on social media,
as a result more than 255,000 Veterans verified their eligibility to shop at
ShopMyExchange.com before the benefit’s official Nov. 11 launch.
To verify eligibility and begin shopping, Veterans can visit
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.