AAFES shoppers generate $980,055 for joint base community in 2020 


It matters where Soldiers and their Families shop, and authorized Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are doing their part to strengthen the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $980,055 for critical quality-of-life programs at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. 

The dividend helps support Child, Youth and School Services, Armed Forces Recreation Centers and other programs critical to readiness and resiliency. 

“While 2020 was a challenging year, the Exchange leaned forward to deliver safe, sanitized and secure shopping to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community,” said Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Exchange store manager Ralph Metzler. “The best customers in the world took notice and continued to do their part to strengthen quality-of-life support for Soldiers and their Families, highlighting that it truly matters where you shop.” 

Whether shopping at a PX or online at ShopMyExchange.com, 100% of Exchange earnings support the military community. In 2020, Exchange shoppers invested a total of $153 million into quality-of-life programs at military installations worldwide. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has contributed $2.1 billion to such programs. 

The Exchange is the 61st largest retailer in the United States. Serving warfighters since 1895, the Exchange offers tax-free shopping and military-exclusive pricing at military installations and remote or austere locations worldwide.