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The August Exchange Post in PDF Format

By Lisa Moak / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Click here to view the PDF: August 2017

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The Best of What We Do: Taking Care of Warfighters Far From Home

By Tom Shull / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

A large part of what makes the Exchange unique is our capability and dedication to care for service members far from home. We provide to our heroes in far-flung corners of the world the familiar products, dining experiences, fresh-baked goods made with American ingredients, nutritious and affordable school lunches for Warfighters’ children, combat uniforms below cost and gasoline prices significantly lower than those found on the European economy.

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COO Dave Nelson Visits Pacific Region

By Lisa Moak / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

EVP/COO Dave Nelson made his first official visit to the Pacific Region. Awed with the dedication of associates in mainland Japan, Okinawa and Korea, Nelson said he was proud the hard-working Pacific team was part of the Exchange family.

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Delivering to Contingency Locations Not a Smooth Road

By Steve Smith / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Despite goat paths and rugged mountain tunnels, the Exchange’s Logistics Directorate managers and drivers always seem to get the goods to the troops in contingency locations. Read how they do it.

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‘It’s Just a Tradition’: Exchange Supports 14,000 Troops During Saber Guardian 17

By Julie Mitchell / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Exchange supports 14,000 troops participating in the training exercise in the Black Sea region, with mobile field exchanges (MFEs) at Cincu and Papa Air Base, Hungary; as well as semi-permanent stores located at MK Air Base, Romania, and Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

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‘I’m Even Prouder to See What Our Troops Really Do’

By Julie Mitchell / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

To deliver a taste of home to Soldiers participating in Saber Guardian 17, the U.S. Army Europe-led multinational military exercise in the Black Sea region this summer, Vasquez and six Exchange teammates staffed a 53-foot-long mobile field exchange (MFE), packed from floor to ceiling with cold drinks, microwavable meals, tuna, beef jerky, snacks, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste.

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Challenging Yet Rewarding Visit to Northernmost Military Installation

By Chris Ward / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Far from the friendly confines of the United States sits an air base that has no gate or roads leading into it. The only way in or out is by air, and even that mode of transportation is not a given considering the environmental factors unique to Greenland.

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Understanding Exchange Strategic Priorities: Increase MILITARY STAR Portfolio

By Steve Smith / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

  The Exchange Credit Program (ECP) has ramped up initiatives for 2017 to meet the strategic priority, “increase MILITARY STAR portfolio.” First, the ECP is working across directorates to prepare for the new Veterans online shopping benefit that starts Veterans Day, Nov. 11. On that day, the Exchange will welcome home potentially 13 million honorably…

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SVP Exchange Credit Program Jami Richardson’s Top Priorities for 2017

By Lisa Moak / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

What does the Exchange Credit Program do for the organization? The Exchange Credit Program operates the MILITARY STAR® credit card program for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard exchanges. Our core mission is to offer responsible credit solutions to enhance the lives of service members and their families. With more than…

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Celebrity Endorsements Bring Excitement to Veterans Online Shopping Benefit

By Lisa Moak / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Celebrities visiting Exchange facilities is nothing new, but a recent visit to HQ by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and actor Mark Wahlberg stirred up quite a crowd. Wahlberg and Luttrell came to the Exchange HQ in Dallas to present a new sport nutrition brand, Performance Inspired. Both men paired up with Tom Dowd, former…

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