Military exchange ramps up DME offerings

Friday, June 22, 2018

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange has increased its online assortment of DME at to meet growing demand. It already offers more than 200 items online, including a wide selection of braces and safety and mobility aids. It plans to increase the number of items online by 25% by the end of 2018, and more than triple that number in 2019. “The durable medical equipment shops are part of the Exchange’s commitment to keeping military communities healthy,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Whether helping with rehab, fitness or mobility, these products are helping make our communities physically stronger.” In addition to growing its online presence, the Exchange, the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is growing its presence in shopping malls. It already operates shops at Forts Belvoir, Bliss, and Hood; Joint Base Lewis-McChord; and Nellis Air Force Base. The number of shops is expected to nearly triple to 14 by mid-2019.