AAFES recognized as 2022 Military Friendly Employer, Spouse Employer
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service earned two accolades from VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines, ranking as a 2022 Military Friendly® Employer and 2022 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo) VIEW ORIGINAL

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service was designated a Top 10 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer among companies $5 billion or larger for 2022 by VIQTORY, publisher of Military Spouse and G.I. Jobs magazines.

The recognition was the 10th earned by the Department of Defense retailer, which also earned its 12th Military Friendly® Employer designation from VIQTORY this year. The Exchange earned a Silver Award for its performance in the publisher’s 2022 Military Friendly® Employer rankings.

“Hiring our heroes is a force multiplier, and the Exchange is honored to receive these designations,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Veterans and military spouses bring a unique perspective to the workplace, drawing from personal experience to connect with our customers and help us fulfill our commitment to Warfighters and their families. We thank them for their continued service to this country.”

Military Friendly® designations recognize employers for creating sustainable and meaningful career paths and community outreach for Veteran, military and military spouse employees. More than 1,000 companies participated in the 2022 Military Friendly® survey.

Long recognized as a leading employer among members of the military community, the Exchange gives hiring preference to honorably discharged and disabled Veterans and military spouses. The retailer’s associate transfer program gives military spouses the chance to continue their Exchange careers during PCS’s, allowing them to retain benefits and keep working toward retirement.

10.2% of Exchange associates are Veterans, while 21% are military spouses. The retailer surpassed its goal of hiring 50,000 Veterans and military spouses earlier this year and plans to hire an additional 25,000 over the next five years, aiming for a total of 75,000 heroes hired by 2026.

Veterans and military spouses can learn more about starting an Exchange career and browse job openings worldwide at ApplyMyExchange.com. At U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, AAFES runs operates a Main Exchange on Schofield Barracks and PXMarket on Fort Shafter. There are numerous other Exchange facilities including Express shops and restaurants across Hawaii, in addition to other main exchanges on sister service installations.

The 2022 Military Friendly® and Military Friendly® Spouse Employers lists can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians 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 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.4 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs.

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.