Fort McCoy News Aug. 11, 2017

Fort McCoy Exchange shoppers make a difference,

helping generate $29k for quality-of-life programs

Soldiers and their Families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Fort McCoy generated $29,412 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

During the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At Fort McCoy, these include Rumpel Fitness Center, McCoy's Community Center, and the Child Development Center.

"Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings support the services' quality-of-life programs," said Jordan Flint, Fort McCoy Exchange store manager. "Using your exchange benefit is the only way to guarantee your shopping supports on-installation programs. When Soldiers shop or dine at the Fort McCoy Exchange, they are investing in their own community."

The remaining one-third of Exchange earnings fund building new stores and updating existing ones to improve the shopping experience. In 2016, the Exchange invested $223 million in new, revamped, and expanded facilities and improvements to shopmyexchange.com.

"In 2016, the Exchange expanded its online assortment by about 32,000 items, extending product selection as well as available sizes in clothing and shoes," Flint said.

"Shopping the Exchange helps maintain the virtuous circle that is the service members' and their families' Exchange benefit."
The Exchange's mission of providing quality goods and services at competitively low prices while generating earnings to support quality-of-life programs means that the Exchange benefit is more than finding a good price on merchandise. It enhances the lives of service members and their Families at Fort McCoy.

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

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Exchange.)