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December 2017

Family Serving Family/News

Exchange Serves Families at Snowball Express

The largest gathering of children and families of America’s fallen military heroes came to Dallas for the annual Snowball Express Dec. 9 – 13. Snowball Express provides hope and new happy memories to the children of military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. Each year, the organization brings children together from all over the world for a four days filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more. Since 2011, the Exchange has served as a resource to military families attending Snowball Express. The Exchange outreach team sets up a booth with other military resources including: grief counseling, scholarship foundations, military ID cards and insurance companies. The outreach team explains the Exchange benefit to widows/widowers,… Keep Reading

Holiday Spirit Abounds at Puerto Rico Exchange

Puerto Rico is still recovering after suffering double blows from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Power, water and other necessities have been in short supply. Delivering live Christmas trees to the island would be difficult, but the Fort Buchanan Exchange team and Logistics were undeterred as they worked hard to ensure customers had the merchandise they needed for a holly, jolly, holiday. Fort Buchanan received four containers of Christmas trees in December. Associates worked quickly to unload the trees, handing them directly to customers who were lined up waiting for the shipment. General Manager Nick Nguyen explained the importance of the tree delivery to Fort Buchanan: “The Exchange is the only place on the island that offers live Christmas trees this… Keep Reading

Directorates/Regions/News

Exchange Spreads Holiday Cheer to Newest Military Members

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND – Airman Basic Alissia Bert browsed racks of jackets, shirts and pants at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Exchange, looking for a special gift to send to her 3-year-old son, Darton, back home in Oklahoma City. Bert, 20, is in her seventh week of Air Force Basic Military Training. She hasn’t seen Darton since she reported to Lackland in October. This year, she’s spending the holidays away from him. Bert and 3,800 trainees were treated to holiday cheer Dec. 2 at the Lackland Exchange, which opened extra early just for them. Typically, trainees are not allowed to visit the Exchange or do much beyond their rigorous assignments. “This is such a stress reliever,” Bert said, who… Keep Reading

The Exchange Ranks Second Among Major Electronic Retailers

A new survey confirms the PowerZone provides industry-leading value to our Nation’s heroes who have earned the right to shop their Exchange. In the latest Consumer Reports’ reader ranking of electronics retailers, ShopMyExchange.com placed second (up from eighth last year), while the Exchange’s brick-and-mortar Main Stores jumped nine spots ahead of last year to finish second among all other competitors. Both rankings are the highest the Exchange has achieved! Keep Reading

Directorates/Regions/News

Making Holidays Special Overseas

Military members and their families face many challenges during their time in service. One of those is being stationed in a foreign country during the holidays, more so when that country may not share the same holiday traditions they are accustomed to stateside. Keep Reading

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