DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is honoring the sacrifice and resiliency of military children throughout April with in-store events and giveaways as well as online sweepstakes in honor of the Month of the Military Child.
“Military children are our Nation’s youngest heroes,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange is privileged to salute their service—and treat them to some extra fun—throughout the month of April.”
To honor them, the Exchange has again partnered with Vanguard to create a limited-edition Military Brat patch. The collectible iron-on patches will be available for free at select Exchange stores on April 6, while supplies last.
In-store family-friendly events are scheduled throughout the month. Military children can attend a Disney princess tea party, explore creativity with Legos and more. On April 13, participating Exchange restaurants will Purple Up for Military Kids, offering a free side item, fountain drink or dessert for children 18 and younger wearing purple.
From April 1 to 30, families can receive a free treat with a haircut purchase for children 12 and younger at participating Exchange restaurants. Free treats vary by location.
The Exchange, in partnership with vendors including Mattel, Hasbro, Coca-Cola and more, is giving away more than $20,000 in prizes via online sweepstakes in April. Authorized shoppers can enter all sweepstakes at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes.
Each April, the Month of the Military Child recognizes the contributions of Warfighters’ children to the armed forces community. Families can learn more about the Month of the Military Child and upcoming events on the Exchange’s Hub page.
Soldiers and Airmen can contact their local Exchanges for more information about the military brat patch giveaway, in-store events and offers, and the Purple Up treat. For information about your nearest Exchange, please visit the store locator.
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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Alexandra Pirkle, 214-312-2143, or email@example.com.
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