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No Disruptions to School Meals Anticipated after Typhoon Lingling

CAMP MARKET, SOUTH KOREA – An Army & Air Force Exchange Service distribution center at Camp Market suffered extensive damage Saturday from Typhoon Lingling, but no disruptions to meals for Department of Defense Education Activity schools are anticipated.

A freezer dedicated to the DODEA school meal program and national restaurants including Burger King, Subway and Manchu Wok was damaged at the Exchange’s Korea Distribution Center on Saturday during the typhoon. The Exchange is rerouting product from the Pacific and the U.S. to Korea.

“Beyond short-term menu changes, the meal program is expected to run as usual,” said Col. Scott Maskery, the Exchange’s Pacific Region commander. “The team is all in to take care of Warfighters and families throughout South Korea.”

The Exchange serves 2.5 million meals annually to Warfighters’ children overseas, providing nutritious food that meets USDA guidelines.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

 

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327 or mitchelljul@aafes.com.

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