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Scott AFB Exchange shoppers make a difference—$509,698 in quality-of-life support

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on generated $509,698 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs.

Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At Scott AFB, these include the Fitness Centers, Child Development Center and the Youth Service Center.

“Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings support the Services’ Quality-of-Life programs,” said Scott AFB Exchange General Manager, Rita Sheridan. “Using your exchange benefit is the only way to guarantee your shopping supports on-installation programs. When Airmen shop or dine at the Scott AFB Exchange, they are investing in their own community.”

Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings support the Services’ Quality-of-Life programs. Using your exchange benefit is the only way to guarantee your shopping supports on-installation programs. When Airmen shop or dine at the Scott AFB Exchange, they are investing in their own community.

Rita Sheridan, Scott AFB Exchange general manager

The remaining one-third of Exchange earnings fund building new stores and updating existing ones to improve the shopping experience. In 2016, the Exchange invested $223 million in new, revamped and expanded facilities and improvements to ShopMyExchange.com.

“In 2016, the Exchange expanded its online assortment by about 32,000 items, extending product selection as well as available sizes in clothing and shoes,” Sheridan said. “Shopping the Exchange helps maintain the virtuous circle that is the service members’ and their families’ Exchange benefit.”

The Exchange’s mission of providing quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support Quality-of-Life programs means that the Exchange benefit is more than finding a good price on merchandise. It enhances the lives of service members and their families at Scott AFB.

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