Chris Ward

Exchange Shoppers Flock to Fort Benning for Exclusive Mark Wahlberg Meet-and-Greet

By Chris Ward / May 7, 2018 /

Actor Mark Wahlberg, a staunch supporter of America’s Warfighters, meets Soldiers, families at Fort Benning.

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Exchange to Support Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Assistance Fund

By Chris Ward / April 16, 2018 /

For the second year, the Exchange will support Army Emergency Relief and Air Force Assistance Fund with three “Give And Get Back” donation periods this year.

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GEN Perna, Exchange Leaders Meet to Strengthen Foundation For Serving Warfighters

GEN Perna, Exchange Leaders Meet to Strengthen Foundation For Serving Warfighters

By Chris Ward / April 11, 2018 /

A four-star general and Exchange managers meet to see how they can more effectively serve Warfighters.

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MILITARY STAR Acceptance at Commissaries Helps Soldier Win Big

By Chris Ward / March 8, 2018 /

The Exchange Credit Program paid off the MILITARY STAR® card account of a Fort Lee Soldier as part of its Your Holiday Bill Is On Us Sweepstakes.

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First Exchange Female to Drive 1 Million Miles Accident Free

By Chris Ward / October 1, 2017 /

When Dianna Williams first began driving an 18-wheeler for the Exchange in 2001, reaching 1 million miles was far from her mind – she was focused on persevering in a male-dominated profession. Today, Dianna is being honored as the Exchange’s first woman driver to reach 1 million accident-free miles.

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The Fort Buchanan Express suffered damage during Hurricane Maria.

Exchange Ready to Send Support to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

By Chris Ward / September 22, 2017 /

At a time of uncertainty for those in the path of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s unique capabilities were on full display, from its distribution centers to its stores, in support of service members, their families and first responders. While other retailers closed up shop, the Exchange sent support by air, land and sea to those who needed it most.

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Challenging Yet Rewarding Visit to Northernmost Military Installation

By Chris Ward / August 1, 2017 /

Far from the friendly confines of the United States sits an air base that has no gate or roads leading into it. The only way in or out is by air, and even that mode of transportation is not a given considering the environmental factors unique to Greenland.

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By Chris Ward / July 1, 2017 /, is a single point of entry to verify eligibility for Veterans to shop all exchanges’ online stores and it opened more than two months ago. This shared services verification site for military exchanges uses information from official government records to verify shopping eligibility. Since its official opening June 5, 80,000 Veterans visited to…

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Exchange Pulls Out All Stops to Offset East Coast Gas Shortages

By Chris Ward / December 1, 2016 /

During a severe gas shortage along the East Coast, the Exchange continued to fuel the lives of the Flournoys and their children at Fort Benning. Find out how important the Express was to this valued military couple.

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