Exchange helps service members with discount during PCS season Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 June 2017
AAFES News Service

The Fort Leonard Wood Exchange is taking some of the stress of moving to a new duty station off service members’ shoulders this permanent change of station season.

Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to the Fort Leonard Wood Exchange customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card. The card entitles service members to 5 percent off qualifying purchases of $100 or more when they use their MILITARY STAR card in Exchange stores or at Benefit cards are valid for 90 days from issuance date.

“PCS’ing is no picnic, and the associated costs are known to cause sticker shock,” said David Swenson, Exchange general manager. “Shopping with the Exchange’s Operation PCS Benefit Card will help military Families ease some of the financial burdens of moving to a new duty station.”

To apply for a MILITARY STAR card, authorized shoppers can visit The card’s benefits include:

— Competitive 10.99 percent interest rate—the lowest flat rate among store cards;

— No annual, late or over-limit fees;

— 10 percent off first-day purchases;

— 10 percent off Exchange food court purchases;

— 5 cents per gallon savings at Exchange gas stations and

— Free standard shipping at

With every purchase, MILITARY STAR cardholders earn points as part of a rewards program. Cardholders earn two points for every $1 spent wherever the MILITARY STAR card is accepted. For every 2,000 points earned, shoppers automatically receive a $20 rewards card.

Service members may use the Operation PCS Benefit Card on as many qualifying transactions as they wish. The card does not apply to purchases of fuel, gift cards and uniforms or purchases at restaurants, concessions, the Exchange Online Mall and other services’ exchanges.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 June 2017 )