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January 2016

An Inspiring, Impressing Trip Downrange

Eight stores in three countries in four days Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe just a few short months ago, we were celebrating our 120th anniversary in the heat of summer. With our biggest shopping season just wrapped up, our thoughts turn to preparing for the annual inventory and then focusing on our initiatives and priorities for the 2016 retail year, which starts in February. Whirlwind trip Before Thanksgiving, Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, and I visited Exchange facilities throughout Southwest Asia. The Exchange operates stores in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and, once again, in Iraq. The chief and I visited eight stores in three countries in four days—it was quite a… Keep Reading

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