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Customers at Fort Bragg's Old Glory Express stock up on supplies during Hurricane Florence.

Exchange Operations Returning to Normal After Hurricane Florence

By Chris Ward / September 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Exchange stores at most installations affected by Hurricane Florence are gradually returning to normal operations. The one exception is Fort Bragg. Read why.

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Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, center, right, and senior managers talk about how to best serve Warfighters and their families caught in Hurricane Florence.

Exchange ‘Leaning Forward’ as Hurricane Florence Approaches East Coast

By Chris Ward / September 12, 2018 / 8 Comments

While Hurricane Florence gains strength, the Exchange is ensuring locations in the storm’s path are stocked and prepared.

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Exchange Shoppers Flock to Fort Benning for Exclusive Mark Wahlberg Meet-and-Greet

By Chris Ward / May 7, 2018 / 4 Comments

Actor Mark Wahlberg, a staunch supporter of America’s Warfighters, meets Soldiers, families at Fort Benning.

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Exchange to Support Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Assistance Fund

By Chris Ward / April 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

For the second year, the Exchange will support Army Emergency Relief and Air Force Assistance Fund with three “Give And Get Back” donation periods this year.

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GEN Perna, Exchange Leaders Meet to Strengthen Foundation For Serving Warfighters

GEN Perna, Exchange Leaders Meet to Strengthen Foundation For Serving Warfighters

By Chris Ward / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A four-star general and Exchange managers meet to see how they can more effectively serve Warfighters.

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Fort Lee Commissary - Grand Prize Winner

MILITARY STAR Acceptance at Commissaries Helps Soldier Win Big

By Chris Ward / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Exchange Credit Program paid off the MILITARY STAR® card account of a Fort Lee Soldier as part of its Your Holiday Bill Is On Us Sweepstakes.

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First Exchange Female to Drive 1 Million Miles Accident Free

By Chris Ward / October 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

When Dianna Williams first began driving an 18-wheeler for the Exchange in 2001, reaching 1 million miles was far from her mind – she was focused on persevering in a male-dominated profession. Today, Dianna is being honored as the Exchange’s first woman driver to reach 1 million accident-free miles.

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The Fort Buchanan Express suffered damage during Hurricane Maria.

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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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.

Read More Opens for Veterans

By Chris Ward / July 1, 2017 / 10 Comments, is a single point of entry to verify eligibility for Veterans to shop all exchanges’ online stores and it opened more than two months ago. This shared services verification site for military exchanges uses information from official government records to verify shopping eligibility. Since its official opening June 5, 80,000 Veterans visited to…

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