AAFES shoppers generate $181,415 for Fort Detrick QOL programs

By Lanessa HillAugust 4, 2022

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers make life better for military communities

around the world and, in 2021, they did their part, generating $181,415 in critical support for Army Quality-of-Life programs at Fort Detrick.

In total, Exchange shoppers worldwide generated $205 million in support last year which was provided directly to the Services. In the last 10 years, the Exchange has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for military Quality-of-Life programs.

100 percent of Exchange earnings are reinvested in military communities, with about 60 percent historically going to support on-post Quality-of-Life programs and remaining earnings used to further enhance the shopping experience at PXs, Expresses and online at Shop-MyExchange.com.

“Thank you to the community for helping make life at Fort Detrick better,” said Fort

Detrick Exchange General Manager Robin Boylan. “When you shop the PX, fill up at the Express or eat at the Exchange food court, you bolster vital support for Soldiers and their families.”

For Detrick Soldiers and families can read about the ways shopping their Exchange supports military communities worldwide in the Exchange’s 2021 Mission Report, which can be found on Exchange’s online Community Hub at Shop MyExchange.com/Community. Worldwide

2021 efforts include:

Welcoming 575,000 new shoppers, as a change in Department of Defense policy allowed DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees and retirees to shop the Exchange.

Serving 59,000 troops overseas throughout 45 military exercises. Expanding career opportunities for Veterans and military spouses. More than 54,000 Veterans and spouses have been hired since 2013, and the Exchange is aiming to increase that number to 75,000 by 2026.

Increasing wellness services with the opening of the Exchange’s first chiropractic clinic, joining more than 260 vision centers, durable medical equipment stores, dental offices, nutrition centers and more.

Upgrading the shopping experience with renovations or new construction at 21


“It matters where you shop,” Robin Boylan

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said. “Choosing the Exchange makes a

difference for the Fort Detrick family.”