Pronounced "ay-feez"; acronym for Army and Air Force Exchange
Service. A military department store similar to Wal-Mart, Target, JC Penney, or the like. Merchandise
varies from store to store, and many offer name-brand items lower
than the general retail price. (E.g., Coach purses) AAFES also imposes
no sales tax. This is to provide a benefit to service members and their families, many of whom
are often underpaid when compared to their civilian counterparts.