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Vandenberg Exchange Celebrates Organization’s 121 Years of Service, Support


On July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a milestone -- 121 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and military families.


On July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have faithfully served alongside service members wherever they are called to serve, from Bagram to Barksdale, Benning to Baghdad and beyond.


To celebrate 121 years of service and support, shoppers who use their MILITARY STAR card from July 22 through July 24 will receive double reward points, earning 4 points for every $1 spent. With the MILITARY STAR rewards program, for every 2,000 points earned, shoppers automatically receive a $20 rewards card.


Airmen, retirees and their families can help the Vandenberg Exchange celebrate 121 years of family serving family. On Friday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Anniversary festivities will include cake, vendors, face painting, games, give a-ways and music. For more information, military shoppers can contact the Vandenberg Exchange at (805) 734-5521.