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Teamwork Made the Germersheim DC Opening Possible

By Lisa Moak / February 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

The successful opening of the Germersheim distribution center on Feb. 1, highlighted the Exchange team’s collaboration skills. Not only was the Giessen DC closing, but the Exchange had just wrapped up its busiest shopping season and stores were conducting their annual inventory. The opening ceremony also coincided with the first day the distribution center was officially shipping and receiving merchandise.

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Building a Better Benefit — Our Six Keys to Success

By Tom Shull / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

2017 is shaping up to be a disruptive year for retail. Macy’s is closing 68 stores, Sears is working to sell its storied Craftsman brand to stave off bankruptcy, Neiman Marcus is showing –8% comp stores growth, and The Limited is shuttering all of its stores.

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Exchange’s Future is Bright — President/CMO Ana Middleton

By Lisa Moak / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

What are your top priorities as President/Chief Merchandising Officer? I am extremely excited about the future of the Exchange. On Jan. 11, the Department of Defense signed a letter announcing a policy change to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop the Exchange online. Copies of the memorandum were sent to lawmakers on four House…

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Germersheim Distribution Center Opens in Germany

By Julie Mitchell / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Exchange distribution center in Germany is relocating from Giessen to Germersheim this month. The new center creates a Logistics Center of Excellence with the Defense Logistics and Defense Commissary Agencies in conjunction with U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

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There’s a New Chief In Town – Meet Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes

By Lisa Moak / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

“We go where you go” is not just a motto, it’s something we truly believe in. I want to ensure that Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard are aware of the Exchange’s mission. I plan to effectively communicate that mission worldwide.

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15 Years Ago This Month, We Opened Our First ‘Store’ in Afghanistan

By Steve Smith / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Read about how these three associates braved the frigid Afghanistan weather to set up the Exchange’s first store in the country.

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Manager’s Family Tree Full of Exchange Branches

By Steve Smith / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Margie Daniel’s family tree includes 125 total years of Exchange service, four more years than post exchanges have been around. Truly Family Serving Family.

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Send Us Your Exchange Selfie

By Lisa Moak / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Send your Exchange selfie to exchangeassoc@aafes.com before February 7, 2017 for a chance to be featured in a video shown at the Main Store Manager meeting held in March.

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BE FIT with Better-for-You Food Court, Express Options

By Conner Hammett / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s not too late to kick-start a BE FIT lifestyle—the Exchange offers plenty of healthy meal and snack options to service members and their families looking to eat healthier in 2017.

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Exchange Brings a Touch of Home to Poland During Atlantic Resolve 2017

By Lisa Moak / February 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

In January the Exchange celebrated the historical opening of three Mobile Field Exchanges (MFE) in Poland for the first time in its 121 years of service. In support of operations in Poland, the Exchange Europe team deployed three MFEs and opened three field barbershops to support the 3,500 troops entering Poland en route to multiple…

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