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Davis-Monthan Exchange Micro Market Offers BE FIT Options On-the-Go for Tucson Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Andrew McDonald, commander of the 162nd Wing joined Exchange General Manager Mikel Hunter, Service Businesses Manager Maecelle Cummings and Ace Vending Accounting Representative Mike Pearce in cutting the ribbon at a grand opening ceremony of a micro market at the Tucson Air National Guard Base Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Erika Jaramillo, 162d Wing Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Andrew McDonald, commander of the 162nd Wing joined Exchange General Manager Mikel Hunter, Service Businesses Manager Maecelle Cummings and Ace Vending Accounting Representative Mike Pearce in cutting the ribbon at a grand opening ceremony of a micro market at the Tucson Air National Guard Base Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Erika Jaramillo, 162d Wing Public Affairs)

TUSCON, Ariz. – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is expanding its on-the-go snacks, meals and sundries—including better-for-you options that support a BE FIT lifestyle—with a micro market at the Tucson Air National Guard Base.

Micro markets are self-service convenience stores that provide Warfighters round-the-clock access to snacks and small meals, including fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and beverages in line with the Exchange’s BE FIT program. The Tucson micro market will also stock sundries like aspirin and bandages. The market is unmanned and automated, so shoppers can make a selection, scan the barcode, pay and be on their way.

“The Davis-Monthan Exchange is honored to support the readiness and resiliency of Air National Guardsmen,” said General Manager Mikel Hunter. “We hope this micro market provides much-needed sustenance to those serving here in Tucson.”

Brig. Gen. Andrew McDonald, commander of the 162nd Wing, joined Hunter, Service Businesses Manager Maecelle Cummings and Ace Vending Accounting Representative Mike Pearce in cutting the ribbon at a grand opening ceremony Aug. 6. The micro market is the first Exchange operation on the Air National Guard installation. An Exchange barber shop will be opening on the Tucson installation later this month.

Micro markets are flexible—command can request to stock more apples, for example. Exchange managers work with suppliers to customize inventory based on demand, ensuring each micro market is tailored to the needs of the installation.

The Exchange takes a holistic approach to providing BE FIT options that promote and encourage healthy, better-for-you options. BE FIT prioritizes the physical, cognitive and spiritual health of our Nation’s fighting force, highlighting health-conscious dining and to-go options and providing an assortment of fitness gear and wellness services.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

 

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Alexandra Pirkle, 214-312-2143, or pirkleac@aafes.com.

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