Conner Hammett

Exchange Shoppers Generate $153 Million for Military Communities in 2020

By Conner Hammett / June 7, 2021 /

It matters where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families shop, and authorized Exchange shoppers are doing their part to strengthen their communities.

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Exchange Teams Help BXs, PXs Prepare for Hurricane Season

By Conner Hammett / June 3, 2021 /

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a more-active-than-usual hurricane season in 2021—and the Exchange is making sure BXs and PXs have everything they need to help their communities weather the storm.

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Graduating Senior Learns to ‘Keep Pushing No Matter the Circumstances’ at Fort Benning Arby’s

By Conner Hammett / June 1, 2021 /

Shaynon Bell’s job impacted her so much she put it center stage in her senior quote, featured in the Glenwood School’s Class of 2021 yearbook.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Frank Cruz Jr.

By Conner Hammett / May 26, 2021 /

Frank Cruz Jr. is the last of six family members at the Presidio of Monterey Exchange. But the softlines department manager says he still gets to see family at work every day: “When you create a relationship with these customers, they tend to become like your family.”

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Aetna Launching New Online Wellness Program June 1

By Conner Hammett / May 20, 2021 /

Associates enrolled in the Department of Defense Non-Appropriated Fund Health Plan will get to experience a new-and-improved Aetna online wellness program starting June 1.

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Civilian Employees Celebrate New Exchange Privileges

By Conner Hammett / May 11, 2021 /

The Exchange is honored to welcome the 575,000 DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees who can now shop at their local Exchange.

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Exchange Makes Every Day Earth Day with Sustainability Commitment

By Conner Hammett / April 22, 2021 /

Conserve and reduce: The Exchange continues to make sustainability a priority as it serves those who serve.

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Dan Daniel DC Celebrates New Warehouse Technology’s First Anniversary

By Conner Hammett / March 30, 2021 /

It’s been a little over a year since the Dan Daniel Distribution Center finished modernizing its warehouse management technology. And the effort has paid off. For proof, look no further than the Virginia DC’s ability to handle the increase in orders driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the JDA warehouse management system and a…

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For New Puerto Rico DC Manager, Customer Service Comes First

By Conner Hammett / March 25, 2021 /

Six months into his new role as Puerto Rico Distribution Center manager, Angel Torres is more eager than ever to bring the benefit of his 34 years of Exchange retail experience to the DC. “I believe everything we do is based on customer service,” Torres said. “My retail experience helps me do my job, because…

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EPOS Streamlines Cashier Communications

By Conner Hammett / March 17, 2021 /

Call it the gift that keeps on giving. In 2018, the Exchange completed the rollout of the new enterprise point of sale (EPOS) system, bringing the Exchange’s many lines of business together under a unified POS platform. Now, more than two years after the system’s launch, the Exchange’s IT/omni-channel team has leveraged features to realize…

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