Steve Smith

Apply for AREA Scholarships Now, Deadline is March 31

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AAFES Retired Employees Association will award 9 scholarships worth $29,000 this year to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at accredited colleges, but they and their parents had better hurry up and apply. The deadline is March 31. Benefiting our dependents AREA’s scholarships directly benefit dependents of Exchange associates and assigned military personnel.…

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2017 Transfers, Obituaries and Retirements

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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What’s New with Benefits in 2017

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

By changing and adding programs to your Exchange health plan each year, we’re able to keep pace with ever-increasing costs, while providing new benefits and services for your good health and convenience. Deductibles and coinsurance amounts for medical and dental will not change in 2017. Medical and prescription copays will also remain the same. There are four changes that…

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December 2017 Exchange Post

Exchange Post Photos from the Field- Flickr Albums

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Click on the image of the album you want to view:                

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Mia Zierlein and her father, Edward, have served the best customers in the world for more than 55 years, the quintessential examples of “Family Serving Family.”

Family Serving Family: Realizing How Much the Exchange is Part of the Military Family

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Mia Zierlein’s family has served the best customers in the world for more than 55 years. Find out how they exemplify “Family Serving Family.”

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Charles

Family Serving Family: Serving Customers Quickly, Courteously

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Charles Brissett at JB Charleston takes “Family Serving Family” and “Serving Those Who Serve” seriously. Find out how he uses those two phrases to treat each of his customers.

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Food Truck Phenomenon at the Exchange

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Exchanges have seen up to a 39 percent increase in sales and net earnings for mobile food trucks.

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December Customer Shoutouts: These Associates Rock!

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

William Morgan Overseas Region/Mainz-Kastel Car Care Center, Germany I wanted to personally commend William Morgan for the above-and-beyond service I received at the car care center. Although Mr. Morgan was on his break, he observed me having difficulty with the ratchet straps I had just purchased and was trying to learn how to use them…

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Still Have Money in Your FSA? Better Read This

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Up to $500 in the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account can be rolled over for use in 2017. But you’ll lose money left in your Dependent (Day Care) FSA if you don’t spend it by Dec. 31. Expense claims from 2016 must be submitted to Aetna by Feb. 15, 2017. If  you have a Payflex debit card for…

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A Holiday Feast of Family Serving Family

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Junior enlisted service members with dependents at Germany’s Kaiserslautern and Baumholder didn’t go without food over the Thanksgiving holidays, thanks to the Exchange family of bakers in Gruenstadt. The service members received a turkey and 650 meal bags stuffed with Thanksgiving food Nov. 18 as part of the USO’s Thanks for Thanksgiving dinner program. “It…

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