ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

August 7, 2020

This past week, the Exchange Post highlighted several associates who exemplify the Exchange core value of family serving family. It also said hello to a new senior enlisted advisor in the Pacific, saluted an Exchange GM for service during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided a tour of new dental offices. In case you missed it,…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Gloria Sylvia, Northern Alaska General Manager

August 6, 2020

Gloria Sylvia, the general manager for the Northern Alaska Exchange, describes her 35-year career as a thank-you note.

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Exchange Helps Make Life Better for Military Communities with New Dental Offices

August 5, 2020

Military family members and retirees have a reason to smile as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service further strengthens the exchange benefit with expanded dental services.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Lani Chandler, SBM, KMC, Germany

August 5, 2020

For Lani Chandler, a service business manager with the Kaiserslautern Military Community Exchange, joining the Exchange family was a way to be close to the military community.

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Exchange Welcomes New Pacific Senior Enlisted Advisor

August 4, 2020

OKINAWA, Japan — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently welcomed Army Sgt. Maj. Wayne Crudup, who took over the duties as the Pacific Region’s senior enlisted advisor. As the senior enlisted advisor, Crudup is the focal point for communication between Exchange leadership and service members, their families and retirees. “I’m excited to start…

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Command Recognizes Dyess GM for Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 3, 2020

“Having people who understand things happen at the last minute and will rally around our customers and each other to ensure everyone’s safety makes all the difference.”

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ICYMI: ‘Chief Chats’ with Cowboys broadcaster Brad Sham, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell, NFL’s Ahman Green and the Voice of ‘Super Mario’

August 3, 2020

Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, continues his “Chief Chats” with celebrities from across industries every Tuesday and Thursday.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Nikki Burton, LP Systems Analyst, Germany

August 3, 2020

Nikki Burton says she loves working for the Exchange because it’s just like the military, with its close-knit community.

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

July 31, 2020

The Exchange’s 125th anniversary date may have come and gone, but the celebration continues in the Exchange Post with another round of history flashbacks and stories of the associates who bring the core value of family serving family to life. In case you missed it, here’s a look at this week’s rundown in the Exchange…

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The Exchange at 125: D.B. Cooper and the Exchange

July 31, 2020

On March 22, 1972, Northwest Area Exchange associates operated mobile field exchanges for Soldiers searching for “D.B. Cooper,” an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash. He extorted a $200,000 ransom (or $1.2 million in today’s dollars). He—and the money—were never found.  

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

August 7, 2020

This past week, the Exchange Post highlighted several associates who exemplify the Exchange core value of family serving family. It also said hello to a new senior enlisted advisor in the Pacific, saluted an Exchange GM for service during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided a tour of new dental offices. In case you missed it,…

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Interactive Tabloid Brings BE FIT Community Together

July 27, 2020

Every summer the Exchange celebrates the BE FIT lifestyle with the release of a specialty sales tabloid dedicated to keeping fit. This year, COVID-19 concerns caused Corporate Communications team members to pivot—and the result is an interactive solution putting BE FIT merchandise and tips at the military community’s fingertips. The final product is a 14-page,…

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The Exchange at 125: Who Remembers the ‘AAFES Burger?’

July 24, 2020

The Exchange’s foray into name-brand restaurants came in 1977 when Baskin-Robbins opened its famous ice-cream shop at Edwards AFB, Calif. In 1984, Burger King became the first name-brand burger restaurant to join the AAFES family, opening 185 BKs throughout the world on Army and Air Force installations. The first one was at Ansbach, Germany. Other…

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The Exchange at 125: For 65 Years, We Have Provided Nutritious School Lunches

July 24, 2020

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service dished up its first school lunches back in 1955 when school cafeterias opened on military installations in the United Kingdom. In 1980, the Exchange was designated the sole school feeding authority for the Army and Air Force. In 2019, the Exchange served 2.6 million meals in 76 Department…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

July 24, 2020

The Exchange Post celebrated the 125th anniversary in a big way this week, going all out with a series of messages of thanks from Director/CEO Tom Shull, senior leadership and celebrities. In case you missed it, here’s a look at this week’s rundown in the Exchange Post:   Watch Now! Words of Thanks From Director/CEO…

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The Exchange at 125: The Exchange in Vietnam

July 23, 2020

In 1965, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service took over a handful of PXs from the Navy in Vietnam the day after Christmas. At the height of the war in the late 1960s, the Exchange served American Warfighters with 50 major stores, 1,800 concessions and 180 food facilities, from cafeterias to snack wagons. On…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Petrice Gonzales, SAM, PZ/ODL, Fort Lee

July 23, 2020

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family.  When Petrice Gonzales started at the Exchange 31 years ago, working in the fashion department was a great fit because she had already walked the walk—on the fashion runway. “I was a fashion model in upstate New York, Germany and Texas, where…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Maria ‘Nancy’ Luke, Joint Base Langley-Eustis

July 22, 2020

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family. Maria “Nancy” Luke will always remember how she came to work at the Exchange. “When I walked into the shoppette, I met Ruthie Meeks, a shift manager, and I asked her if they were hiring,” Luke said. “She liked my enthusiasm and…

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The Exchange at 125: Exchanges Have Come in All Shapes, Sizes

July 22, 2020

In its 125-year history, America’s Warfighters could always rely on the Exchange to be there for them, regardless of whether the “stores” were tents, pack mules, bamboo huts, mobile trucks, boats, choppers or spacious modern malls. In fact, the organization remains as relevant today as it was on the open frontier more than a century…

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The Exchange at 125: Outfitting America’s Heroes

July 21, 2020

Throughout most of the Exchange’s history, troops could buy military uniforms in the main stores, but the Army and the Air Force also carried them in their own outlets. To cut costs and combine operations, the military turned operations of its clothing stores over to the Exchange. During March through May 1976, the Exchange assumed…

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