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What is a BX in the Air Force?


A BX, or Base Exchange, is a store located on Air Force bases and run by AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service), with profits going to benefit military service members and MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) programs. BXs range in size from smaller stores offering convenience goods and limited uniform items, to larger shopping malls. These shopping malls feature a food court with several different fast food restaurants. Also in these malls are large military clothing shops, barber shops, hair salons, optical shops, a nutrition & vitamin store, and other vendors as deemed appropriate by the base commander and local AAFES management. Most new BXs offer designer handbags, clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as household goods and furniture, electronics, automotive parts and installation, as well as other items you might find at a big-box civilian retailer or local shopping mall.



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