Air Force Base, Calif. – Last year, the Travis Air Force Base
community generated $550,004.68 for critical Quality-of-Life program as Airmen,
retirees and their families shopped Travis’ Exchange.
The $550,004.68 dividend is used to support Travis AFB
programs, such as Fitness Center, Child Development Center, Library, Youth
“Shopping at the Exchange puts money right back into the
Travis AFB community,” said Flordeliza Payton, Exchange general manager. “This
is what the Exchange is all about: supporting our Airmen and their families.”
One hundred percent of the Exchange’s earnings goes to the
military community, with about two-thirds going to dividends supporting
Quality-of-Life programs and the remaining one-third used to improve the
shopping experience in store and online at ShopMyExhange.com.
The Travis AFB Exchange dividend is a part of the $219
million Army & Air Force Exchange Service generated in 2017. In the past 10
years, the Department of Defense retailer has generated $2.4 billion to
military Child Development Centers, Youth Services programs, fitness centers,
and other programs that make life better for service members and their families
The dividend is a key aspect of the Travis AFB Exchange’s
mission to enhance the lives of Airmen and their families Travis AFB Exchange
shoppers receive convenient access to tax-free goods at exclusive military
pricing while making an investment in local military communities.
The $219 million dividend was generated in part by
veterans, who were welcomed home with a lifelong online military exchange shopping
benefit introduced on Veterans Day 2017. By shopping the Exchange online,
veterans make life better for those who wear the uniform today through increased
dividends while also enjoying the great shopping experience and savings they remember
from their days on active duty. Veterans can visit ShopMyExhange.Com/veterans
to determine eligibility.