UK East Consolidated, Barksdale AFB and Selfridge ANG Exchanges Named Best in World

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has recognized three Exchanges for not only being the best military shopping sources in their respective communities, but the best in the world.

The UK East Consolidated, Barksdale Air Force Base and Selfridge Air National Guard Base Exchanges were each named the winners of its most coveted award for operational excellence, the Director/CEO Cup. The three stores were awarded trophies recognizing this achievement during the worldwide Main Store Managers/General Managers Conference in Frisco, Texas, in March.

The award honors one store in each size category (Small, Medium, Large) each year. The Selfridge Exchange won in the Small store category, Barksdale won among Medium-sized stores and UK East Consolidated was the top Large store.

“All Exchanges go above and beyond for military shoppers, but these Exchanges truly stand out for their ability to serve the best customers in the world,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “These teams set the standard for how the Exchange can best serve Soldiers, Airmen and families.”

Winning stores are selected based on criteria including expert customer service, leadership, business results, community support and command validation for partnerships and engagement.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has named the winners of its most coveted award for operational excellence, the Director/CEO Cup. Every year, the Director/CEO Award honors one Exchange in each size category (Small, Medium, Large) for expert customer service, leadership, business results, community support and command validation for partnerships and engagement. This year, the Selfridge Exchange won in the Small store category, Barksdale won among Medium-sized stores and UK East Consolidated was the top Large store.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Conner Hammett, 214-312-2714 or hammettc@aafes.com.

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