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    Two Years After Launch of Online Exchange Benefit, Veterans Have Saved More Than $6.6 Million In Sales Tax

    Veterans Online Shopping Benefit

    Courtesy Photo | Army Veteran Francis Cordero Medina learns how to sign up for tax-free shopping at...... read more read more



    Story by Julie Mitchell 

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ

    DALLAS – In the two years since the Army &Air Force Exchange Service welcomed home all honorably discharged Veterans to, the online shopping benefit continues to make a difference.

    Nearly 100,000 Veterans have shopped their Exchange online, saving more than $6.6 million in sales tax since becoming eligible for benefits Nov. 11, 2017.

    “It has been such an honor to serve Veterans again over the last two years,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, a Vietnam-era Army Veteran who worked to secure the change in Department of Defense policy to give all honorably discharged Veterans shopping privileges at military exchanges online. “This benefit continues to acknowledge their service and sacrifice while reconnecting these heroes to their military community. They remain Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members for life.”

    Word about the online benefit is still spreading. Francis Cordero Medina, who served for 10 years in the Army and now lives near San Juan, Puerto Rico, learned she could shop tax-free with military-exclusive pricing this summer.

    “This is a big deal,” said Medina, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12057. “I have an additional benefit, just like I had when I was in the service. It’s like I’m still part of it—I’m not forgotten.”

    Veterans can determine their eligibility to shop at

    Facebook friendly version: Veterans continue to save at—more than $6.6 million in sales taxes in the last two years. Read more:

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    Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


    Media Notes:

    For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327 or

    Follow the Exchange:
    Instagram: @shopmyexchange



    Date Taken: 11.06.2019
    Date Posted: 11.06.2019 13:31
    Story ID: 350712
    Location: DALLAS, TX, US 

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