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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / March 5, 2021 /

This week in the Exchange Post, Chief Operating Officer Jason Rosenberg discussed the importance of pursuing people-first leadership; associates shared strategies for getting the most out of MILITARY STAR; micro markets continued to expand their presence; and Fort Bliss Military Clothing Store Manager Bobby Upton was honored for assisting military families during times of strife.…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / February 26, 2021 /

This week in the Exchange Post, Director/CEO Tom Shull outlined the successes of the Exchange during fiscal 2020; associates heroically worked around the clock to save Headquarters and Central Region facilities from the impacts of the winter storm; and three children of military families were rewarded for academic excellence in the Exchange’s You Made the…

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Exchange’s Diverse Ranks Praised During BRIDGE Discussion

By Loyd Brumfield / February 26, 2021 /

When Antonio Porter studied charts of the representation of minorities in Exchange management track positions, the results surprised him. “I was expecting much lower numbers,” said Porter, the Exchange’s Mid Central regional vice president. “But they showed me that the Exchange is a multi-diverse organization that cares about a workforce made up of people from…

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Winter Storm Update: Exchange Headquarters ‘Was Moments Away’ from Losing Critical Connectivity

By Loyd Brumfield / February 25, 2021 /

Exchange Headquarters was reopened to associates Feb. 22—except for some areas of the first and second floors—thanks to round-the-clock work by associates in the IT and Real Estate directorates to repair the damage. Some work was herculean, as associates dealt with an estimated 150,000 square feet of flooding on the second floor. “Some computers sat…

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Winter Storm Update: Central Region Remains Resilient

By Loyd Brumfield / February 24, 2021 /

Exchange stores are recovering after a powerful winter storm devastated Texas and parts of Oklahoma and Louisiana. Most locations remained open. The winter storm, the first of its kind in 100 years, caused waterlines to burst at Headquarters, which knocked computers offline and damaged equipment on the first two floors, forcing the building to close…

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Winter Storm Update: Dallas HQ Sustains Damage During Historic Freeze

By Loyd Brumfield / February 19, 2021 /

After a 100-year winter storm swept across Texas at the start of the week, crews went into overdrive to repair damage and prepare Exchange Headquarters for a return to limited occupancy. Extreme temperatures and power outages caused waterlines and pipes to burst, flooding parts of the building. Frozen drain lines also thwarted some mechanisms in…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / February 19, 2021 /

This past week in the Exchange Post, the first PX in the Baltic States opened at the Pabrade Training Area in Lithuania; associates learned more about repaying deferred payroll taxes; the Exchange will recognize associates who graduated from historically black colleges and universities; and a Fort Campbell custodial worker with 55 years of service was…

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Black History Month: Exchange Recognizes Associates from HBCUs

By Loyd Brumfield / February 18, 2021 /

In honor of Black History Month and the legacy of historically black colleges and universities, the Exchange wants to recognize associates who have graduated from HBCUs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity and Inclusion office is asking associates who graduated from an HBCU to submit photos of themselves pictured with a school logo or item. The…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / February 12, 2021 /

This past week in the Exchange Post, readers learned that Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen and Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will kick off the 2021 ProCamps season; the Exchange is expanding wellness services by opening its first chiropractic offices this year; and an associate in Okinawa helped a little girl…

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Outdoor Living Seminar Blossoming Via LEX on Feb. 15

By Loyd Brumfield / February 11, 2021 /

The Exchange is sowing the seeds for success with its annual Outdoor Living seminar, which will be virtual on LEX starting Feb. 15. The Hardlines team is hoping sales bloom again this year—and the virtual seminar gives associates tips for cultivating product knowledge. This year, vendors will present prerecorded messages to share products and strategies…

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