FORT HOOD – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping Soldiers or Airmen earn an A+ in savings as the 2020-21 school year kicks off.

Because shopping at the Fort Hood Exchange is always tax-free, Soldiers or Airmen and military shoppers can save even more during Texas’s Tax-Free Weekend on back-to-school shopping. During the tax holidays, the Fort Hood Exchange will match your 8% to offer an additional discount or you can save 10% if you use your Military Star card for your purchase (on eligible items only).

Eligible items include Binders, calculators, crayon, clothing and footwear under $100, backpacks and much more. Please visit for a detailed list of eligible items.

This year, 16 states are hosting tax-free sales on select back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks. In some states, computers and other qualifying electronic devices can be purchased tax-free. Eligible items vary by state.

“At the Fort Hood Exchange, every day is a sales tax holiday, and starting off on the right foot for a new school year shouldn’t break the bank,” said Fort Hood Exchange General Manager Samantha Davis. “Families can make their tax-free Exchange benefit even more valuable by saving extra on school supplies during state tax holiday weekends.”

The sales-tax holiday kicks off Aug. 7 in Texas. Exchange discounts are valid in stores only.


Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.2 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Loyd Brumfield, (214) 312-6514 or

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