Julie Mitchell

Congratulations, Eric Poulin

Dan Daniel Materials Handler Honored as Exchange’s Top Associate with a Disability

By Julie Mitchell / October 1, 2017 /

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For Eric Poulin, his strong work ethic, kind spirit and willingness to show others the ropes have made him invaluable to his teammates at Exchange’s Dan Daniel Distribution Center, where he’s worked since 2000. His inspiring tenacity has earned him the Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with a Disability Award. Poulin…

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Poland

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

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 /

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 /

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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Mikel Hunter

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

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 /

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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Humberto Tovar, e-commerce manager at WCDC, tells LTG Dahl about efficiencies the gained to prepare for the launch of Veterans online shopping benefit.

General Sees Exchange DC Technology First-Hand

By Julie Mitchell / September 1, 2017 /

Managers at the West Coast Distribution Center recently provided U.S. States Army Installation Management Command Commander LTG Kenneth Dahl a behind-the-scenes look at how the Exchange’s logistics network is transforming to welcome home 13 million Veterans with a lifetime online shopping benefit, starting on Veterans Day.

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Troops deployed to Saber Guardian 17 eagerly await the opening of the MFE.

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

By Julie Mitchell / August 1, 2017 /

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 /

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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Exchange Welcomes Col. Scott McFarland as Europe/SWA Region Commander

By Julie Mitchell / August 1, 2017 /

SEMBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Col. Scott McFarland assumed command of the Exchange’s Europe/Southwest Asia region during a July 13 ceremony. As commander, McFarland is responsible for Exchange operations and support throughout Europe, including countries at the tip of the spear, such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. The Middle East, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait,…

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GEN Perna shook the hand of each associate recognized, including Rita King.

Four-Star General Shows His Appreciation at Redstone Arsenal

By Julie Mitchell / May 1, 2017 /

Exchange associates at Redstone Arsenal received a once-in-a-lifetime honor—a challenge coin and sincere words of thanks from GEN Gustave Perna, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command.

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Kim, Man-So serves a snack at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea.

Food Associate ‘Knows Everybody and What They Need’

By Julie Mitchell / May 1, 2017 /

Man-So, Kim, the lone food service worker at the snack shop, has taken care of U.S. and Korean Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison in Yongsan since September 1979. She began her Exchange career in 1964, at age 19.

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