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Exchange keeps the "Thanks" in Thanksgiving

DALLAS, Texas -- With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family.

"As a part of the military community, the Exchange understands that time with family, for both customers and associates, is a priority," said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. "Early openings at Exchanges worldwide on 'Black Friday' will allow shoppers to give thanks with loved ones and still partake in the savings." 

Exchange doors open at 4 a.m. in the United States the day after Thanksgiving, stores in the Pacific region will open at 7 a.m. (except Guam which will open at 5 a.m.), while European Exchanges will welcome shoppers at 8 a.m.

Service members who are on an installation on Thanksgiving Day will still have access to convenience items as approximately 156 Express locations will be open worldwide.  In addition, many OCONUS Exchanges will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Shoppers can contact their local Exchange through the "Store Locator" link at   

Local AAFES hours of operations for Thanksgiving/Black Friday (Nov. 26/27) are as follows:

Peterson AFB:
· Thanksgiving: Closed
· Black Friday: 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Starbucks: 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.

U.S. Air Force Academy:
· Thanksgiving: Closed
· Black Friday: 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fort Carson:
· Thanksgiving: Closed
· Black Friday: 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*Starbucks 3 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Complete details on Exchange "Black Friday" weekend sales and specials are available at on the Weekly Ads tab.
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