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Shopping at the Exchange - Transcript

Staff Sgt. Rachel Garneau: My name is Rachel Garneau. I'm a staff sergeant in the Air Force Reserve.

Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle: My name's Jake Chappelle. I'm a master sergeant, US Air Force Reserve.

Staff Sgt. Rachel Garneau: I mean, you can get almost everything at the exchange.

Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle: It can be anything from furniture, electronics, [I] get some of my sporting goods here, toiletry items. It's basically a big department store.

Staff Sgt. Rachel Garneau: A lot of the prices are lower, and you get [items] tax free, and for the most part, almost every base has one.

Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle: Also, you're not getting the lower-end products. You're actually getting only the higher-end.

Staff Sgt. Rachel Garneau: It doesn't matter what department you're in, they're going to have the same brand names that you see off-base.

Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle: Dependents, military ID cardholders, and retirees, they all have access to exchanges everywhere, in many cases.

Staff Sgt. Rachel Garneau: It does not matter what service you are. It doesn't matter if you're active duty or reservist or guard, the exchanges are for you.

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