Army and Air Force Exchange Service wellness services at several military locations expand to include chiropractic care
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is opening additional dental and medical equipment service centers on military installations in 2021, and in a first will also bring chiropractic services to selected locations in the U.S. according to military.com.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service wellness services on several military locations worldwide currently include 139 optical and optometry clinics, 17 durable medical equipment shops, and nine dental offices.
New to the exchange wellness program in 2021 will be six chiropractic clinics at:
- Fort Campbell, Kentucky
- Fort Carson, Colorado
- Fort Stewart, Georgia
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
- MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
- Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
AAFES wellness locations accept Tricare and most private insurance programs.
“With exchange wellness offerings, service members and families can get what they need without having to go off the installation,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, exchange senior enlisted adviser. “The exchange remains committed to making life better for military communities throughout 2021.”
The services are available to all authorized exchange customers including active-duty members, retirees, family members and all disabled veterans.
Serving America’s armed forces since 1895, the exchange operates 4,000 facilities, including department and convenience stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, gas stations and other specialty retail businesses on military installations. The exchange’s operations span 50 states, four U.S. territories and 32 countries. The exchange returns earnings to the Army and Air Force to improve troops’ quality of life and to provide a dividend to support MWR Services programs. Roughly two-thirds of the exchange earnings are paid to MWR Services programs each year.