DVIDS – News – Retirees, Disabled Veterans, Military Community Can Access On-Installation Wellness Services through the Exchange


DALLAS – Millions of retirees, military family members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities have access to a range of wellness services through their Army & Air Force Exchange Service benefit.

The Exchange offers vital wellness services such as dental, optometry and chiropractic care, as well as nutrition centers and durable medical equipment stores, right on military installations. In 2023, more than 1 million patients were served through Exchange wellness services.

Easy and convenient access to these services is part of the Exchange’s BE FIT 360, a program dedicated to furthering holistic wellness for the military community. Wellness services include optical stores, optometry clinics, dental offices, cryotherapy, chiropractic offices, nutrition centers and durable medical equipment stores (which offer braces, crutches, CPAPs with accessories, breast pumps, maternity supplies and more.)

The Exchange offers these services at locations worldwide, including:

• 142 optical and optometry clinics

• 82 nutrition centers

• 38 durable medical equipment shops

• 24 dental offices

• 4 chiropractic clinics

“The Exchange is connecting retirees, disabled Veterans, military families and community members to the wellness services they want and need,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, an Army Veteran. “The Exchange is expanding these services to more locations while also pursuing additional services that make life better for the military communities we are honored to serve.”

In 2020, 4.1 million disabled Veterans and certain caregivers became eligible for in-store Exchange shopping privileges. These and other Exchange shoppers, including retirees, family members, DoD and Coast Guard civilians, and active-duty service members, are all authorized to use the wellness services, which accept TRICARE, FEDVIP and most insurances, when applicable.

More information on wellness options, including offerings at each installation, can be found at ShopMyExchange.com/wellness.

Veterans can learn more about their lifelong Exchange benefit at DoD and Coast Guard civilians can visit for more info.

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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 $3.5 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 or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.


Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Marisa Conner at 214-312-5111 or connermar@aafes.com.

Follow the Exchange:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/shopmyexchange

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shopmyexchange

Instagram: @shopmyexchange

Date Taken: 04.22.2024
Date Posted: 04.24.2024 12:21
Story ID: 469394
Location: DALLAS, TX, US

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