It Pays To Shop the Exchange: $237,546 Generated for Camp Zama Quality-of-Life Programs in 2018

It Pays To Shop the Exchange: $237,546 Generated for Camp Zama Quality-of-Life Programs in 2018

by Myra M. Dizon
AAFES Camp Zama Exchange

CAMP ZAMA – Every time Soldiers, retirees and military families shop the Camp Zama Exchange, they help make their community stronger. In 2018, Camp Zama Exchange shoppers generated $237,546 for vital on-installation community programs.

ARMY INSTALLATIONS: The dividend supports Quality-of-Life programs, including Child Development Centers, fitness centers and more, at Camp Zama, 100% of Exchange earnings are invested in the military community, with 60% going to dividends supporting Quality-of-Life programs and the remaining 40% used to improve the experience in stores and at

“Support of critical Quality-of-Life programs is a tangible return on the benefit Camp Zama Soldiers and their families have earned,” said Exchange General Manager Eileen Al-Sayed. “The Exchange goes where they go to deliver convenience and savings and invest in each community we are honored to serve.”

The Camp Zama Exchange dividend is a part of the $223 million the Army & Air Force Exchange Service generated in 2018 worldwide. Over the last 10 years, Exchange shoppers have contributed $2.5 billion to support these programs that strengthen the Services’ recruiting, retention and readiness efforts.

The 2018 $223 million dividend was generated in part by Veterans, who were welcomed home with a lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit introduced on Veterans Day 2017. By shopping the Exchange online, Veterans make life better for those who wear the uniform today while enjoying exclusive military savings and tax-free shopping. Veterans can visit to sign up for their lifelong online benefit.

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