Marisa Conner

Exchange Shoppers Generate $308 Million for Quality-of-Life Programs

By Marisa Conner / June 17, 2024 /

In the last 10 years, the Exchange has generated $3.7 billion in earnings, every dollar of which has benefited military communities.

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MILITARY STAR Challenge Cup First-Quarter Winners Announced

By Marisa Conner / June 3, 2024 /

Stores are once again competing to increase their MILITARY STAR numbers—both new accounts and card usage—over the previous year.

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Exchange Brings Taste of Home to Vicenza Community with Five Guys

By Marisa Conner / May 23, 2024 /

The restaurant serves up classic American fare with burgers, fries and milkshakes. This is the second Five Guys the Exchange has opened on a military installation.

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Family Helping Family: Exchange Shoppers Donated $2.5 Million to Military Relief Funds in 2023

By Marisa Conner / May 22, 2024 /

It’s the highest annual total since the Exchange began partnering with the relief funds seven years ago.

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128 Years of Family Serving Family: Joanne Scott, MacDill Air Force Base

By Marisa Conner / April 29, 2024 /

The main store manager reflects on her 37 years with the Exchange, including that time she had to keep an in-store visit from Robert Downey Jr. a secret.

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100 and Counting: Exchange Celebrates Hunt Brothers Pizza Milestone

By Marisa Conner / April 22, 2024 /

The Exchange welcomed its 100th Hunt Brothers Pizza with the grand opening celebration of the renovated Tyndall AFB Express.

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Military Shoppers Earn $39 Million in MILITARY STAR Rewards in 2023

By Marisa Conner / April 16, 2024 /

The MILTARY STAR® card makes a difference—a $439 million difference overall to the military community in FY2023.

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128 Years of Family Serving Family: David Goguen, Army Son

By Marisa Conner / April 9, 2024 /

“The military has been a big part of my life,” says the rt Hurlburt Field main store manager. “My parents met and married through the military. I was born on an installation.”

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Vietnam Veterans Receive Long Overdue Honor, Gratitude at PX and BX Ceremonies

By Marisa Conner / March 29, 2024 /

Exchanges worldwide hosted special ceremonies for National Vietnam War Veterans Day, with Vietnam Veterans receiving free lapel pins to commemorate their selfless service. “When we came back from Vietnam, we weren’t welcomed; but here, they thank us,” one Veteran said.

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Four Exchanges Awarded Director/CEO Cup as Top Stores Worldwide

By Marisa Conner / March 25, 2024 /

The Retail Food and Services Managers Conference started with a bang with the awarding of the Director/CEO Cup, the Exchange’s highest honor.

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