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Timeless Lessons for a New Year

By Tom Shull / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Each new year offers an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are going, and perhaps those who inspired us. To start 2017, please allow me to share some memories of someone who shaped my approach to work, people and life—my grandmother Marguerite “Daisy” Counter.

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Creating Value, Changing the Game — Paul Jen, VP Enterprise Planning

By Lisa Moak / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

My work is definitely not directly impactful like those of store operations or the merchandise directorate. But longer term, programs like VOSB, or the avoidance of pitfalls, for example, might mean that the future is altered in some way compared to status quo.

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Exchange Turnaround Story Set Course for Success

By Judd Anstey / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

No one can do what we do. We’re a lifeline for troops serving in far-flung places. We go where other retailers can’t or won’t—including dangerous warzones and remote locations. Today’s Exchange is better prepared to deliver service and support to our military heroes and their families, wherever they serve. 


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Troops Received a Taste of Home with Holiday Turkeys Thanks to Exchange, DLA

By Conner Hammett / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Exchange and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) brought a taste of home to American troops serving in the Middle East during the holidays, deploying frozen turkeys from the U.S. to the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) and Baghdad Embassy Complex (BEC) Exchanges.

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Exchange Unveils Pentagon’s More Convenient Military Clothing Store

By Julie Mitchell / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

With the snip of a ribbon, the Exchange welcomed its Military Clothing Store to a new, more convenient home in the Pentagon’s second-floor retail concourse to better serve Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors.

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B2B Project Flourishing in Europe, Coming to CONUS

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Since the debut of the Exchange Business Delivery System’s website in Europe in June, U.S. government agencies in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Belgium and Turkey have ordered $1.6 million in goods from office supplies to military tactical gear.

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Exchange Brings Holiday Cheer to Young Service Members at Joint Base San Antonio

By Conner Hammett / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Exchange helped Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors at Joint Base San Antonio bridge the gap from Texas to home with two holiday shopping events in December.

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Bombing in Bagram Brings out the Best in Associate

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Late last year, Jerome Melillo, Exchange general manager in Afghanistan, witnessed a deadly catastrophe that few people see.

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HR Eager to Hire Military Spouses

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

As of Nov. 18, 6,256 military spouses work for the Exchanges, 21.3 percent of the total worldwide staff.

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Bradford, Cardin Named to Top Senior Positions

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Two seasoned managers at HQ in Dallas have been promoted to senior positions over departments critical to the Exchange’s online and overall financial success.

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