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I won’t comment on the amount of times I have read comments about the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s gas prices, but I don’t think I have seen this scenario before.

Diesel on the economy is 9 euro cents a liter cheaper than Super; with conversion of euros to U.S. cents, that comes out to 48 cents cheaper per gallon.

AAFES diesel is 22 cents more expensive than its Super.

AAFES always brings up the trump card transportation, which economy stations also have to pay (it is not unique to AAFES).

What type of “pull the wool over the eyes” can AAFES justify for diesel being cheaper on the economy and more expensive at AAFES (70 U.S. cents), using Super grade as the reference point of comparison?

Bryant McCrory

Landstuhl, Germany

Shouldn’t be denied ‘pink card’

I’ve spent 37 years (active duty) as a military spouse (two marriages) with the U.S. forces, enduring all the hardships involved. I now hold an ID and Privilege Card after the 20-20-20 rule.

However, I feel discriminated against by a NATO status-of-forces agreement that refuses to issue me the “pink card” (issued by the German Customs Office) needed to shop in the commissary because I am divorced. In other NATO states (e.g., Italy or the United States), no such restrictions exist. I feel I am being treated unfairly by the aforementioned authorities.

I wonder if there are other readers in the same situation.

Irm Pearce

Würzburg, Germany


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