KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – In commemoration of its 116th anniversary, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will offer a 16-cent-per-gallon discount on gas to patrons who use an exchange or Rewards MasterCard credit card, according an AAFES news release.

Effective from July 25-27, the price cut is in addition to the 5-cent-a-gallon discount customers receive whenever they use their AAFES credit card at an exchange gas station, the release said.

“It is our way of saying thanks,” AAFES Acting Chief of Staff Col. Colice Powell said in the release.

On July 25, 1895, the War Department ordered U.S. military commanders to establish an exchange wherever practical, according to AAFES. General Order 46, as it is known, became the template for today’s military exchange service system.

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