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AAFES delivers troops’ ‘favorite things’ this holiday season

DALLAS -- Energy drinks, beef jerky, candy bars and DVDs. These items topped the wish lists of American troops shopping at more than 80 Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations throughout Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. 

By simply logging on to or calling (800) 527-2345, any American can ensure that troops' stockings are full of the things they want this holiday season by sending an AAFES gift card, redeemable at BXs and PXs around the world. 

"With the holiday season upon us, many military families will have to spend this very special time of year separated from loved ones," said Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm, AAFES' senior enlisted advisor. "An AAFES gift card not only helps bridge that gap and improve the morale of troops, but also ensures that they are able to get exactly what they want while reducing shipping expenses for military supporters."

AAFES gift cards and gift certificates, up to $500, can be sent to individual service members (designated by the purchaser) or distributed to "any service member" through the Air Force Aid Society, American Red Cross, Fisher House Foundation Inc., Navy-Marine Corps Relief, United Service Organizations or Soldiers Family Assistance Center.