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Bradford, Cardin Named to Top Senior Positions

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Two seasoned managers at HQ in Dallas have been promoted to senior positions over departments critical to the Exchange’s online and overall financial success.

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Winner of the 2017 Exchange Safety Motto Contest

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Alfreda Smith, a receiver at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came up with such a zinger of a safety slogan that the Loss Prevention Directorate has named her the winner of its 2017 Exchange Safety Motto Contest. LP managers picked Smith’s motto, “Bee in Control, Safety is Our Goal,”  from nearly 1,200 responses from associates around the…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Named a Military Friendly® Employer

By Conner Hammett / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

For the fifth consecutive year, the Exchange has been named a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

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These Associates were CAUGHT . . . Doing the Right Thing

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

These associates are truly carrying out the Exchange core value, “The courage to use good judgment,” by ensuring they perform their jobs safely, thus saving the Exchange hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost work time, workman’s comp expenses and other costs associated with injuries. Dion Albea, a customer service associate at Fort Stewart, Ga.,…

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Mall of America’s First Black Santa Spreads Holiday Cheer at Exchange HQ

By Philanda Morgan / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Jefferson has been playing Santa since he was 12, but became a professional Santa in 1999. In 2012, he played Santa for troops at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

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Dave Nelson’s Operation Callouts for 2017

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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Retirees: Are You Having Difficulty Gaining Access to Exchange Facilities?

By Lisa Moak / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

One of the benefits for Exchange retirees is that they are able to shop the Exchange. DD form 2574 (retiree Exchange card) documents shopping privileges. While DD form 2574 is a Defense Department ID card, it is not an ID card recognized to grant access to the installations. Exchange retirees who need access to an…

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Customer Shoutouts: These Associates Rock!

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Derrick Bogar Overseas Region/Robinson Barracks, Germany I would like to recognize Derrick Bogar, furniture store manager at Robinson Barracks, for excellent customer service and leadership. Mr. Bogar told us that the sofa we had ordered would not be available for another month, but he went out of his way to send us pictures via email…

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Honoring Our Veterans

By Steve Smith / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Exchange associates  came together with their customers around the world to recognize the many sacrifices of our valued veterans and their families. During this past Veterans Day, from the Exchange in Norway to the Dallas HQ, we honored the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our…

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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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