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Veteran for Life:
Mike Smietana

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Air Force 1982 – 2008 Civil Engineer The icing on the cake is my second career with AAFES. I still work with AF and Army installation engineers. Building and renovating AAFES facilities for the future for the best customers in the world! My time is service was pretty awesome: I was an Air Force…

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Veteran for Life:
Carmen Bigas Burdoy

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Air Force 2010-2016 Security Forces Serving for the Unites States Military was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I am proud to be part of the USA. I had to stay within the community, so as a veteran now, I still serve veterans! Working with the Exchange allows me, and…

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Veteran for Life:
Mark Matthews

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Army 2004-2011 Public Affairs Specialist/Journalist In 2011, I was assigned to the Exchange HQ and was welcomed with open arms. It was a much different assignment than any that had come before, but no less rewarding. Continuing to serve has been and remains part of who I am. I enlisted in the Army in…

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Veteran for Life:
Sabrina Allen

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Army 1978-1995 Personnel Management My service to my country and my fellow human being has always been a source of pride and accomplishment. The Exchange has been an extension of that service. I am honored to participate in this project.  I have been an Exchange associate for 20 years this year. I also spent…

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Veteran for Life:
Orlando Oliver

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Coast Guard 1981-2011 Contract Specialist My military career was amazing for me; it transformed my life into a magical experience. My military career was amazing for me, transforming my life into a magical experience. The journey started in 1981 stationed in Alaska doing whale patrol, aboard one of our Coast Guard ships saving whales…

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Veteran for Life:
Brenda Goodie

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Army Reserve 1988-1995 Administrative Specialist During the years, I have employed what I learned to better serve others and to improve my self-worth. There is a mutual respect in the Army, which enhances the relationships with those in the civilian sector. When asked if I would do it again, I would respond, “Without a…

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Veteran for Life:
Juliet Wright

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Army 2009-2012 Army Hawaii National Guard 2012-2014 Automated Logistical Specialist I wore the uniform of heroes who went before me to fight for America’s freedom. One of the most valuable lessons I learned while in the Army is that blood, sweat and tears are also a part of the uniform. My tremendous fear of…

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Veteran for Life:
Michael Cornelius

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Air Force 1992-1995 Alabama Air National Guard 2011-present SATCOM Communication Since becoming a military member, I have been amazed by the support that the Exchange provides military members and their families from post to post. Additionally, I am proud to be apart of the Exchange and serve those who serve. As a member of…

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Veteran for Life:
Thomas L. Marsden

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Air Force 1982-1986 (Active) 1987-1989/2001-2015 (Reserve) Liquid Fuels Systems Maintenance/Information Management/Command Post As a retired Air Force Veteran that has shopped with the Exchange, I have an experience that allows me to understand our military Airman and Soldier’s needs. Now, as an Exchange associate, I can leverage that experience to help ensure our customer’s…

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Veteran for Life:
Richard Pils

By Mario Baltierra / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

U.S. Army 1966-1971 (Active) 1972-1980 (Reserve) Tank/Infantry Officer I am a very proud Army Vietnam Veteran who is excited about our new Veterans online shopping benefit mission here at the Exchange. I have had the chance to welcome home their military family, a large number of the soldiers who I served with many years ago…

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