SSG Mark Kauffman

Marine Alters His Routine … And Takes Home a $10,000 Exchange Shopping Spree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / September 16, 2020 /

The daily routines for Marines stationed at Camp Kinser have changed because of the impacts of COVID-19 across Okinawa. For precautionary measures, gyms and other non-mission essential facilities on Camp Kinser have been closed to minimize the spread of the virus and for Master Sgt. Jacob Hayes, a communications chief for the 3rd Supply Battalion,…

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An Anniversary to Remember ‘For the Rest of Our Lives’: Kadena Family Wins $10,000 Exchange Shopping Spree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / September 16, 2020 /

Shauna Federico and her husband, Jason, celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary family style by playing golf at Banyan Tree Golf Course on Kadena Air Base with their son Bryce, 12. They stopped at Subway located in the Kadena Air Base Olympic mini-mall to get a bite to eat before teeing off. She received a welcome…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Nick Cucinello, Camp Zama

By SSG Mark Kauffman / September 3, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family From the day he was born at Travis Air Force Base, Nick Cucinello has spent his life surrounded by service members. His father retired from the Air Force after serving more than 25 years on active duty. As a child, one of…

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Two Marines from Same Unit Win $10K Exchange Shopping Spree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 18, 2020 /

KADENA AIR BASE — Cpl. “Paul” In B. Lee, a safety equipment technician, and Sgt. Jacob Myers, an airframe mechanic, are far away from home while being attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Their normal duty assignment is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-463 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. In the three…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Frederick R. Crowther, Loss Prevention Manager II

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 10, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family For Frederick R. Crowther, the tragedy of losing his mother ultimately led him to finding his passion. After his mother was killed by a drunk driver when he was just 11, Crowther ended up living with his eldest brother, David, who was…

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Exchange Welcomes New Pacific Senior Enlisted Advisor

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 4, 2020 /

OKINAWA, Japan — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently welcomed Army Sgt. Maj. Wayne Crudup, who took over the duties as the Pacific Region’s senior enlisted advisor. As the senior enlisted advisor, Crudup is the focal point for communication between Exchange leadership and service members, their families and retirees. “I’m excited to start…

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Exchange team unloads pallet of water

Kadena Exchange and Food Court Continues to Serve the U.S. Navy

By SSG Mark Kauffman / July 16, 2020 /

The Kadena Exchange earned an official Bravo Zulu shout-out from the USS Peralta’s team for delivering 220 pizzas and 1,200 wings, as well as fulfilling Sailors’ shopping orders.

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Smile, Camp Humphreys: Exchange Opens First Dental Office Overseas

By SSG Mark Kauffman / July 13, 2020 /

Military family members and retirees at Camp Humphreys have a new reason to smile more often. The Exchange opened a new dental office inside the Sentry Mini Mall on July 8. The dental office on post is the first of its kind overseas for military family members and retirees. While service members assigned to Camp…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Ms. Ho, Yu-chong, Humphreys Main Store Manager

By SSG Mark Kauffman / July 13, 2020 /

The four members of Ms. Ho’s family who worked or are currently working at the Exchange have 106 years of service collectively.

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COVID-19 Heroes: From Guam to Okinawa, the Exchange Supports Medical Task Force

By SSG Mark Kauffman / June 12, 2020 /

Even with COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Camp Foster Exchange made sure to give a heroes welcome to the 102 Sailors and Marines from the 3rd Medical Battalion returning from supporting the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam.

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