Soldiers, Airmen transitioning from active duty can keep shopping the Robins Exchange

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service knows how to take care of its own.

When service members transition to Individual Ready Reserve status, they keep the shopping benefit they’ve earned.

“Soldiers and Airmen transitioning to IRR status are very much a part of the Exchange family and can still shop at the Robins Exchange,” said Robins Exchange General Manager, Stephanie Wilson. “Their Exchange benefit, including tax-free shopping and competitive prices, remains intact during their time in IRR.” 

Soldiers and Airmen transitioning from active duty and their families can continue to visit the Exchange, Express, mall and food court. They can also shop online at for exclusive military pricing on many items and an expanded merchandise selection.
Besides retaining shopping privileges, those in IRR status keep their Military Star card benefits.  If they don’t have an account, they are eligible to apply for one.

“The Military Star card offers a competitive interest rate and no late, annual or over-limit fees,” General Manager Stephanie Wilson said. “Cardholders also receive extra savings at Exchange food courts and gas stations, free shipping on and rewards points for every $1 spent.”
To gain access to the installation to shop at the Robins Exchange, shoppers can apply for an IRR ID card at the installation’s personnel office 72 hours after discharging from active duty.

“It’s been an honor serving these Soldiers or Airmen while they served our country,” Wilson said. “The Exchange looks forward to being there for them as they transition to IRR status.”