Chris Ward

Fort Bliss Military Clothing Manager Honored For Compassion, Care

By Chris Ward / March 4, 2021 /

For Fort Bliss Military Clothing Store Manager Bobby Upton, being recognized for assisting military families during times of sorrow was both an honor and a surprise. Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Col. Stu James presented his challenge coin to Upton on behalf of the Casualty Assistance Center. The Casualty Assistance Center ensures military families have support…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Alonzo Oldham, Fort Campbell

By Chris Ward / February 18, 2021 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family When Fort Campbell Exchange custodial worker Alonzo Oldham was hired at the Exchange cafeteria, he could never imagine that he’d still be with the organization 55 years later. “When I was young and heard of people on the job for 20 years,…

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2021 ProCamps Kick Off with Virtual Event for Military Resale Community Feb. 16

By Chris Ward / February 11, 2021 /

The Exchange, along with the military resale community and Procter & Gamble, will be hosting a virtual ProCamp that kicks off at 12:30 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 16. The event will feature a question and answer session with Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen and Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones. Both players…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Charlie Rios

By Chris Ward / November 12, 2020 /

Carlos “Charlie” Rios began his Exchange career more than three decades ago.

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Keesler AFB Exchange Facilities Sustain Minor Damage from Hurricane Zeta

By Chris Ward / October 29, 2020 /

Hurricane Zeta blew ashore in the Gulf Coast overnight, packing high winds and heavy rain while damaging Exchange facilities in its path. Keesler AFB, which will reopen on Friday, bore the brunt of the storm as the canopy at the Express suffered wind damage and an Exchange trailer was blown over. Damage was reported at…

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Exchanges Bracing for 11th Hurricane of the Season

By Chris Ward / October 28, 2020 /

Despite the official end of hurricane season rapidly approaching, Exchanges along the Gulf Coast are facing yet another major storm as Hurricane Zeta quickly moves toward shore. The Keesler AFB Exchange shut down at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Maxwell AFB is expecting high winds and rain and a possible delayed opening Thursday, and Hurlburt Field will…

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Exchange Director/CEO Recognized For Supporting Military Readiness, Recruiting, Retention and Resiliency

By Chris Ward / October 13, 2020 /

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service Director/CEO Tom Shull received the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award from the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) during the organization’s virtual fall meeting on Oct. 8. Since World War II, NDTA has provided a trusted environment where government, military and private sector professionals can collaborate toward…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Emmanuel Belt

By Chris Ward / October 6, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family  As a member of the Arkansas National Guard and a senior at the University of Arkansas, Emmanuel Belt was not too certain what his life after graduation would look like. Just before he graduated, the Exchange made a recruiting visit to his…

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Camp Humphreys Exchange Associates Recognized for Assisting Quarantined Soldiers, Families

By Chris Ward / October 5, 2020 /

Thirty-six Camp Humphreys associates recently received recognition from garrison command for assisting Soldiers and their families in quarantine after PCS’ing to Camp Humphreys. Camp Humphreys General Manager Ann Yi as well as associates from the food court, main store, Human Resources, Distribution Center, Loss Prevention, Logistics, IT, help desk, contracting and the executive office volunteered…

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Exchanges Prepare for Hurricane Sally

By Chris Ward / September 15, 2020 /

As Hurricane Sally threatens the Gulf and East coasts, Exchange stores are ready to weather the storm. 2020’s hurricane season has been active—and the Exchange prepared for months ahead of the storms. Because of this planning, Exchanges in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are well prepared to take care of the military communities in Hurricane Sally’s…

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