Okinawa Shoppers Can Celebrate Independence Day by Sending Service Members an Exchange Gift Card

by Kaura Peres

Kadena AB – Americans can bring in the Fourth of July by giving back to the service members who protect their independence with an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card.

Exchange gift cards can be sent to service members deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Department of Defense’s largest exchange service.

Exchange gift cards allow service members to purchase snacks, electronics, books or clothing at any Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps exchange.

“Sending an Exchange gift card is a great way for Americans to show appreciation for their service members this Fourth of July,” said Kadena Main Exchange Store manager, Ann Yi. “For the more than 150,000 service members deployed overseas even a small gift can make a big impact on their holiday.”

While only authorized military shoppers can redeem Exchange gift cards, anyone can send one by calling 800-527-2345 or visiting and clicking “Purchase Gift and Phone Cards” at the bottom of the page. Selecting “Send a Gift Card” will allow shoppers to choose their desired amount and add it to their cart.

The Exchange gift cards can then be addressed to a specific Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine or sent to “any service member” through the Fisher House Foundation, Air Force Aid Society, Warrior and Family Support Center or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

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