Exchange in the News

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor speaks with Exchange associates

Dyess AFB News: AAFES senior enlisted advisor visits Dyess

By Conner Hammett / June 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor is making it his mission to ensure Airmen and families at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, have the products they need, whether shopping in-store or online. During his visit to Dyess AFB on June 13, 2018, Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes toured Exchange facilities. He…

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i4cp Leading the Way Podcast: Tom Shull, CEO, Army & Air Force Exchange Service

By Conner Hammett / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

In this special Memorial Day edition of Leading the Way, we spoke to Tom Shull, CEO of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, the 47 th top retailer in the U.S. that provides tax-free shopping and services to an exclusive customer base of more than 18 million military members and their families. Shull, an…

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Yokota Exchange celebrates upgrades

Stars and Stripes: Yokota celebrates ‘re-grand opening’ of expanded base exchange

By Conner Hammett / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A massive, newly renovated base exchange officially opened Friday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force in western Tokyo. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has added 25,000 feet of floor space to its largest facility at Yokota so that it can accommodate products that…

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Mark Wahlberg visits soldiers at Fort Benning

WRBL TV: Actor Mark Wahlberg meets fans with visit to Fort Benning

By Conner Hammett / May 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

FORT BENNING, Ga (WRBL) – Mark Wahlberg has an extremely busy schedule, between filming a movie in Atlanta, shooting some footage for the “Wahlburgers” TV show, promoting a line of fitness products, and making time for his own family; however, the Lone Survivor star says he will always make time to visit service men and…

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Mark Wahlberg visits soldiers at Fort Benning

WTVM TV: Actor Mark Wahlberg meets fans with visit to Fort Benning

By Conner Hammett / May 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – Actor Mark Wahlberg made a stop at Fort Benning Saturday to meet with soldiers and their families. The actor signed autographs and took pictures as he walked through the Fort Benning exchange. Wahlberg is currently filming a movie in Atlanta and says he decided to make the drive down to…

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Greenwich resident, Tom Shull, leads military retailer to top industry rankings

Greenwich Time: Greenwich resident leads military retailer to top industry rankings

By Conner Hammett / March 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Alongside business titans at Amazon, CVS and Walmart, Greenwich resident Tom Shull was named to a 2018 list of retail “leaders to watch.” His company isn’t the sort of household name as many of the others ranked, but it’s well-known among U.S. military members. Shull, a veteran and Harvard MBA, is the director and CEO…

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You Made the Grade Winner

The Columbia County News-Times: Evans elementary student earns scholarship

By Conner Hammett / February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

For 9-year-old Bethany Marana and her family, the fourth time is certainly the charm. Bethany, a fourth-grader at Evans Elementary School, took home the grand prize in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade sweepstakes during a presentation at the Fort Gordon Exchange Friday. Her three brothers, ages 31, 25 and…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Will Stay Open in spite of Government Shut down

KDFW TV: Dallas Army and Air Force Exchange Service will stay open in spite of shutdown

By Conner Hammett / January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

The government shutdown has begun and so has the finger-pointing. President Trump says Democrats wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. He says Democrats “could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead.” Not everything related to the federal government is closed. In…

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Exchange bakery delivers a slice of America in South Korea

Stars and Stripes: Exchange bakery delivers slice of America to US troops, families in S. Korea

By Conner Hammett / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

CAMP MARKET, South Korea — Johnnie Sledge knows a secret. He’s the plant manager of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s bakery in South Korea, and that means he holds the formula for Wonder Bread. The plant on Camp Market churns out the iconic American brand and other bread, buns, doughnuts, tortillas and more…

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Associated Press: Nonprofit pays off layaway balances for Fort Bragg families

By Conner Hammett / December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A national nonprofit organization has paid off around $2,000 in layaway balances for 12 military families at a Fort Bragg retailer in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the 12 families were called to the South Post Exchange under the guise of a customer appreciation exchange Tuesday to learn…

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