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Exchange Ready to Send Support to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

By Chris Ward / September 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

At a time of uncertainty for those in the path of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s unique capabilities were on full display, from its distribution centers to its stores, in support of service members, their families and first responders. While other retailers closed up shop, the Exchange sent support by air, land and sea to those who needed it most.

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Exchange Ready to Serve As Hurricane Irma Roars Ashore

By Lisa Moak / September 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Exchange lost no time in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Even during continual support after Hurricane Harvey that roared through the Eastern Texas Coast, the Exchange was ready and well prepared for the next round of possible disaster. The Exchange proves being well prepared is a team effort.

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Exchange Supports Troops and Military Community Before, During and After Hurricane Harvey

By Lisa Moak / September 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

As Hurricane Harvey lashed the Texas coast on August 25, dropping historic amounts of rain, the Exchange was on call, ready to support troops and the military community.

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Now Open—The New ShopMyExchange.com

By Tom Shull / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

As brick-and-mortar retailers invest heavily in strengthening online offerings and e-commerce powerhouses acquire competitors to leverage physical stores, we are witnessing a seismic shift in retail. Fortunately, we saw this coming and began focusing resources, time and attention to ShopMyExchange.com five years ago.

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Four Core Competencies for Effective Leaders

By Dave Nelson / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

During the past several Exchange Post articles, and more recently in my monthly “Taking Care of People is Good for Business” messages, you may have noticed a focus on the need for us to further develop our competencies as we improve ourselves to be even more effective. People who have the best competencies have what…

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From an MFE, Five Associates Serve 1,000 Troops at Tip of Spear

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Store Manager Mickeal Jenkins has always had a servant’s heart. In April, his passion for serving led him to the tip of the spear in Poland, where he leads a team running a mobile field exchange (MFE) at Bemowo Piskie Training Area. Jenkins and his four associates keep the MFE filled with supplies, food and cold drinks to care for nearly 1,000 U.S. Soldiers serving with NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence. 

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Exchange Delivers a Lifeline for Soldiers Supporting NATO Mission in Poland

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

For NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Poland, reminders of home are close at hand thanks to a 53-foot-long Exchange trailer parked on the installation. Since late March, the mobile field exchange (MFE) has brought cold drinks, microwavable meals and supplies—even TVs and Xboxes—to U.S. Soldiers with Battle Group Poland just 100 miles from the Russian border.

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General Manager’s Goal to Inspire Associates— ‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

In early 2004, Mikel Hunter was a security guard in at Mainz-Finthen, Germany, standing watch over the gate near the housing area that was home to Exchange associates at the Europe Region headquarters in Wiesbaden. This July, Hunter’s career came full circle. Thanks to tenacity and leaders who believed in him, he’s now general manager of the Wiesbaden Exchange.

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Veterans Online Shopping Benefit Hits the Road

By Lisa Moak / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The first of the new Veterans online shopping benefit truck designs was recently unveiled at the Waco Distribution Center.

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Exchange Takes People’s Choice Award at Great American Trucking Show

By Lisa Moak / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, the Exchange fleet has taken top awards at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas. The event allows the Exchange to show off our fleet while also focusing on recruitment. The Exchange fleet took home the prestigious People’s Choice Trophy and 2nd place in the Company Working…

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