Chris Ward

And the Winners Are…MILITARY STAR Q2 Challenge Cup Standings

By Chris Ward / September 18, 2023 /

At the start of the fiscal year, MILITARY STAR® introduced a new way for Exchanges to compete for prizes—and bragging rights—with the MILITARY STAR Challenge Cup competition. Find out who the top Exchanges were for the second quarter.

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Exchange Rolling Out New Truck Wrap Ahead of 124th Army-Navy Game

By Chris Ward / September 11, 2023 /

In anticipation of the 124th Army-Navy Game on Dec. 9 in New England, the Exchange is launching a special message to service members, military families and Veterans with the help of a 53-foot rolling billboard.

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Exchanges in Hurricane Idalia’s Path Emerge Unscathed

By Chris Ward / August 31, 2023 /

As Tropical Storm (formerly hurricane) Idalia moves offshore from South Carolina, leaving behind heavy winds and rain, Exchanges in the South East and Central Eastern Areas appeared to avoid any damage and were preparing to resume normal business operations.

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From ME3: Military Exchanges Connect for Electronics Expo

By Chris Ward / August 22, 2023 /

Approximately 270 managers and associates from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Service Command, Marine Corps Exchange and the Coast Guard Exchange have gathered in Orlando for the Military Exchange Electronics Expo (ME3). This marks the first time in four years that the Exchange’s annual seminar for Power Zone associates is being conducted in person.

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Exchange Director/CEO Comes Full Circle 50 Years After Graduating from West Point Military Academy

By Chris Ward / May 30, 2023 /

Fifty years after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull recognized the Army’s future leaders at the 2023 U.S. Military Academy graduation ceremony on May 27.

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The Home Depot Launch: What Associates Need to Know

By Chris Ward / May 18, 2023 /

With the arrival of The Home Depot on and select BXs and PXs, associates are encouraged to spread the word about this exciting Quality-of-Life enhancement for Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Exchange, The Home Depot Teaming Up to Sell Major Appliances

By Chris Ward / May 18, 2023 /

The Home Depot has arrived at and at select PXs and BXs, giving Exchange shoppers a trusted and familiar name for purchasing and delivery of major appliances.

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Exchange Takes Relevancy Message to Thousands at Bataan Memorial March

By Chris Ward / March 21, 2023 /

The Exchange brought its message of relevancy and support to the more than 5,000 participants from around the world who gathered to march in remembrance of the fallen heroes of World War II’s Bataan Death March.  

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At the Military Clothing Conference: Stores Recognized For Outstanding Performances

By Chris Ward / March 10, 2023 /

Eleven Exchange Military Clothing stores were each honored with a three-coin award for exemplary service at the Military Clothing Conference this week in Frisco, Texas, capping the week-long gathering.

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From the Military Clothing Conference: Vendors Receive Recognition for Excellence

By Chris Ward / March 8, 2023 /

Three top vendors of military tactical gear, clothing and insignia were named by the Exchange as suppliers of the year during the Military Clothing Store conference.

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