Exchange Unveils Pentagon’s More Convenient Military Clothing Store
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the snip of a ribbon, the Exchange welcomed its Military Clothing Store to a new, more convenient home in the Pentagon’s second-floor retail concourse to better serve Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors.
“At the Exchange, we are family serving family,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8. “This new home allows us to serve our Pentagon family better, and the move reflects our steadfast commitment to taking care of those who serve.”
The move brings the 3,400-square-foot Military Clothing store to Pentagon’s mall on the second floor, making it easier for service members and military leaders to find.
The Exchange has staffed a Military Clothing store at the Pentagon since March 1984. Since 2008, the store has been located in E Ring, away from the retail area. Air Force Services funded the move to the retail concourse. The store offers uniforms and alternations for all branches of service. Insignia, gifts, books, flags and souvenirs round out the assortment.
Sajeel Ahmed, a facilities director with the Washington Headquarters Services, applauded the Military Clothing Store’s move, noting that finding the previous location sometimes proved challenging.
“It’s a great location—moving from the fifth floor to the second,” said Ahmed, whose directorate manages Pentagon space. “If customers need anything, they can just walk in and get what they need.”
Staff Sgt. Dontae Skywalker of the Army National Guard, browsed the store, which he said is now “at the heart of where all the traffic is.”
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