Loyd Brumfield

ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 18, 2020 /

This week in the Exchange Post, the critical work of Exchange truck drivers was highlighted as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Exchanges along the Gulf and East coasts took action to prepare for Hurricane Sally and the Kadena Exchange was a big winner as three military families each won $10,000 shopping sprees. In…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 11, 2020 /

This week, the Exchange Post kept associates informed on the 12 Weeks of Savings holiday sales strategy. In addition, Logistics neared a safety milestone as its injury frequency rate continued to drop, the Exchange partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to make sure children could return to school safely, and training was instrumental…

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WCDC Associates’ Training Critical in Saving Co-Worker’s Life

By Loyd Brumfield / September 10, 2020 /

When associates began arriving for their morning shift at the West Coast Distribution Center, no one could have known that their actions over the next few minutes would be crucial in saving a co-worker’s life. It started at 6:58 a.m. April 8 when warehouse worker Andrea Sandoval noticed a teammate who felt faint and helped…

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Logistics’ Injury Frequency Rate Drops 33% from Last Year

By Loyd Brumfield / September 9, 2020 /

Logistics is nearing a coveted measure of safety compliance as the directorate’s injury frequency rate has declined 33% from this time last year. IFR measures the rate of work-related accidents over time, and the lower the score, the better. Logistics’ IFR for July was 8.1, down from 12.1 last year and within striking distance of…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 4, 2020 /

This week in the Exchange Post, Director/CEO Tom Shull provided a midyear update, saluting Exchange associates’ resiliency and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Exchange and Army Installation Management Command are continuing their legacy of partnership to strengthen Army recruiting, retention and readiness. And for the first time in 41 years, the MILITARY…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Luz Abilar, Nellis Air Force Base

By Loyd Brumfield / September 2, 2020 /

Luz Abilar, who is now a computer operator at the Nellis Air Force Base Exchange, was crowned Ms. PHAX in 1981 after her store manager at the Clark Air Base Exchange encouraged her to participate. She was the last to hold that title before the pageant was discontinued.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Taylor Myers, HQ

By Loyd Brumfield / September 1, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family. Taylor Myers, a financial analyst at Exchange Headquarters, earned his wings in the Air Force as B-52 crew chief and spent eight years as a reservist as an F-16 crew chief. His family lifeline to the Exchange, though, has 87 years of…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / August 28, 2020 /

This past week in the Exchange Post, Director/CEO Tom Shull discussed how the Exchange “didn’t miss a beat” during the pandemic while speaking at an American Logistics Association virtual roundtable event; Exchanges in Central Region weathered Hurricane Laura; and retiring Chief Human Resources Officer Leigh Roop discussed her 32-year career at the Exchange. In case…

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Exchange Opens One-of-a-Kind Pizza Vending Machine at Nellis Air Force Base

By Loyd Brumfield / August 27, 2020 /

With the dining facility closed at the Nellis Air Force Base hospital, Airmen have another option for a hot meal thanks to the Exchange—with a vending machine that is the first of its kind at the Exchange. The Exchange has partnered with pizza vending machine company Basil Street to open the first Automated Pizza Kitchen…

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Exchange Named Best for Vets Employer for Seventh Consecutive Year

By Loyd Brumfield / August 26, 2020 /

In this year’s rankings, the Exchange earned high marks for its programs to attract and retain Veterans as well as employment support for National Guard and Reserve associates.

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