Let's recognize people who support their communities
. . . it's the right thing to do!
We recognize people who are making unselfish efforts towards the betterment of their communities with an AREA Community Service Award. Download a listing of community service awards since 1979.
The term "Community" may refer either to the local area or to activities on a regional, state, national or even international scope. Each award recipient receives a certificate, along with a letter signed by AREA, expressing appreciation for the contribution made toward making our communities a better place to live and work.
Nominations may be submitted for:
- Collective recognition of chapter, exchange (or branch / unit) community service accomplishments
- Recognition of Chapter and AREA members and their immediate family members.
- Recognition of Exchange and assigned military personnel and their immediate family members.
You can submit a Community Service Award Nomination any time throughout the year. Award recipients will be provided a copy of the AREA quarterly Newsletter in which the recognition is featured. They will also be included in the Exchange Post and posted to the AREA web site at www.aafes.com/about-exchange/retired-employees-association/. The important thing is to recognize people for what they have done, regardless of the time frame.
To submit your nomination, print off and complete the Community Service Award Nomination form and mail it to the address on the top of the form.
Each award recipient receives a certificate, along with a letter signed by AREA, expressing appreciation for the contribution made toward making our communities a better place to live and work. For Exchange Associates: A copy of the AREA letter and certificate are forwarded to your servicing personnel office for file in your official personnel folder.