Fort McCoy News July 22, 2016

Shopping at Fort McCoy Exchange pays dividends

Soldiers and their Families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Fort McCoy generated $49,421 in 2015 for Army quality-of-life programs, making the installation a better place to live and work while promoting readiness and resiliency.

In 2015, the Exchange contributed $237 million to military quality-of-life programs around the world, up $13 million, nearly 5.5 percent from the previous year.

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In the past 10 years, the Exchange has generated more than $2.4 billion in dividends to youth services, Family counseling, physical-fitness programs, and other activities that make life better for military members and their Families.

At Fort McCoy, these programs include McCoy's Community Center, Pine View Campground, and Rumpel Fitness Center. All Exchange earnings support military members and their Families.

"Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to military quality-of-life programs," said Fort McCoy Exchange Store Manager Jordan Flint.

"The remaining third is used to build new stores or improve Exchange facilities to improve customers' shopping experiences."

The Exchange's mission of providing quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support quality-of-life efforts means that the Exchange benefit is more than finding a good price on merchandise.

Shoppers who take advantage of their benefit at the Fort McCoy Exchange or online at www.shopmyexchange.com are working to improve their communities.

"Truly, 100 percent of Exchange earnings serve (service members) and their families," Flint said.

"When customers shop and dine at the Exchange, they are investing in their own community, making it a better place to live and work."

For more information about the Exchange at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-4343 or stop by the Exchange in building 1538.

   (Article prepared by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.)