AAFES signs wrongly bar Navy dependents from buying alcohol
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service says it has taken down signs at stores in Japan that wrongly barred Navy servicemembers’ families from buying alcohol.
The signs state that “all Navy personnel and their families are prohibited from purchasing or consuming any alcohol products.”
However, AAFES spokesman Chris Ward said in an email Thursday the signs were incorrect and had been removed, though some were seen in a shop at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo that afternoon.
“In light of the current climate, the Exchange elected to err on the side of caution regarding the alcohol sales signs,” Ward said. “The signs have since been removed since the instruction does not apply to dependents.”
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