The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will offer reduced calling card rates from Nov. 24 to Jan. 5 for soldiers calling home while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The AAFES 550 unit prepaid phone card rates will be 19 centers per minute, a discount of 6 cents on calling cards purchased downrange.

Rates for cards purchased outside of Iraq or Afghanistan also will be discounted at 21 cents per minute, a savings of 7 cents per minute.

The cards cost $35 at Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom AAFES outlets, and $39 at AAFES outlets outside of those theaters.

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