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MILITARY STAR — the Best Deal for Customers

By Lisa Moak / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Learn the 6 big things to tell customers about the MILITARY STAR card.

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Exchanges Go Above and Beyond During Hurricane Matthew

Exchanges Go Above and Beyond During Hurricane Matthew

By Conner Hammett / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

As Exchange associates have done for years during natural disasters, these associates stepped up to the plate when Hurricane Matthew ripped through their areas. Find out what they did for our valued customers.

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Exchange Post Goes Digital in January 2017

By Lisa Moak / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

It is an end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. In 2015 we celebrated 60 years of the Exchange Post in print. In 2017, we will usher in the end of print and the beginning of the digital future of the Post.

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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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Taking Maintenance Medicines? Then Check This Out

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Maintenance medicines are those used regularly to treat or manage conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. With the Maintenance Choice Program, you can get a 90-day supply of maintenance medicines by using Aetna Rx Home Delivery mail-order pharmacy or a CVS pharmacy near you. After two fills at your local…

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Dave Nelson’s Operation Callouts for December

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Click here to read the December Operation callouts

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Cost of Living Adjustment Announced

By Steve Smith / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

The 2017 COLA increase is .3%, effective with Dec. 1, 2015, pension payments. Retirees with an annuity start date of Dec. 1, 2015, or before will receive the entire .3% increase. The remainder will receive a prorated hike. Retirement Annuity Start Date Year # of Months Retired COLA increase %, starting Dec. 2016 December 2015 12…

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