The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is a chain of retail stores that operate exclusively on military bases and are only available to military personnel and their families. AAFES has an online store that authorized shoppers can use.
AAFES stores carry a range of general goods comparable to a Walmart or Target. The store is only available to active-duty military members, retirees and their families. To create an account with AAFES, users must provide their last name, the last four digits of their Social Security number and their birth date. This information is checked against military records to ensure the person is eligible to shop at the store.