Safe shopping: Misawa Exchange continues contactless shopping options for military community

Safe shopping: Misawa Exchange continues contactless shopping options for military community

by Satsuki Iwasawa
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

MISAWA AB – The Misawa Exchange makes contactless shopping safe, simple and easy for Airmen and military families trying to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to providing safe, sanitized and secure shopping inside the store, the Exchange offers contactless shopping options for the Misawa community:

  • is always open, including to all honorably discharged Veterans who have confirmed their eligibility at Shoppers who use their MILITARY STAR® card receive free shipping on all orders.
  • Curbside pickup allows shoppers to pick up online orders at the Misawa Exchange without leaving their vehicle. When the order is ready, shoppers can park in designated parking spots at the Exchange, and an associate will bring their items to their vehicles.
  • Buy online, pick up in store service lets shoppers pick up their orders at the customer service desk inside the main store.

“The Exchange takes our commitment to our shoppers seriously, and that means doing all we can to ensure their safety,” said Misawa Exchange General Manager Michickia Carter. “Whether shopping in store or online, the Misawa community can enjoy peace of mind along with tax-free purchases and military-exclusive pricing.”

The Misawa Exchange adheres to Department of Defense guidelines and health recommendations, requiring face masks and 6 feet of distance between shoppers in the Exchange. To further protect military shoppers, the Exchange has placed clear acrylic shields at cash registers and customer service desks and are sanitizing frequently used surfaces such as PIN pads.

Shopping the Misawa Exchange strengthens the military community as 100% of earnings supports Warfighters and military families. Army & Air Force Exchange Service earnings fund critical military Quality-of-Life programs that promote military readiness and resiliency. In the last 10 years, Exchange shoppers worldwide have generated $2.2 billion for these programs.

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