Marisa Conner

125 Years of Family Serving Family – Lisa Piper, Main Store Manager, Goodfellow AFB

By Marisa Conner / July 29, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family Shortly after her 18th birthday, Lisa Piper’s Air Force retiree father took her to the Exchange for some holiday shopping and asked on his daughter’s behalf if they were hiring. After a quick interview, Piper was hired on the spot for seasonal…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Casandra Winbush, Real Estate, HQ

By Marisa Conner / July 27, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family Casandra Winbush has worked for the Exchange for 19 years, but her connection to the organization goes much further back. Her father, Sgt. Maj. Earl Schlarb, served as the Exchange’s Europe Senior Enlisted Advisor from 1979 to 1981. Years later, he and…

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COVID-19 Heroes: Bliss Managers Recognized by Command for Serving 5,500 Quarantined Soldiers

By Marisa Conner / July 23, 2020 /

Two Fort Bliss Exchange managers were honored recently by installation commanders for ensuring that 5,500 quarantined Soldiers didn’t go without food, drinks and personal hygiene items.

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Year-Round Donation Option at Exchange Stores Already Making a Difference for Military Relief Funds

By Marisa Conner / July 23, 2020 /

Exchange shoppers are already making a difference for service members in need through the year-round giving option at the register.

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ICYMI: ‘Chief Chat’ SEAC, NFL Player Latavius Murray and Country Singer Kylie Morgan

By Marisa Conner / July 16, 2020 /

Singers, Saints and Senior Enlisted Advisors, oh my! Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, chatted with several guests this week.

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ICYMI: ‘Chief Chats’ with Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Gronk and Cedric McMillan

By Marisa Conner / July 11, 2020 /

Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, continues his “Chief Chats” with celebrities from across industries every Tuesday and Thursday.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Jason Rakestraw, Logistics, HQ & Patricia Rakestraw, Real Estate, HQ

By Marisa Conner / July 9, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family Jason and Patricia Rakestraw first met at the Hawaii Exchange office in 2003 where Patricia was an office assistant and Jason worked as the Hawaii distribution manager. They were married the next year and have since PCS’d six times together as a…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Valerie Madison, Beale AFB Express Manager

By Marisa Conner / July 6, 2020 /

“I’ve been everywhere around the world, and the Exchange was always there for us.”

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Penny Shadick, Customer Experience Associate, Fort Lee

By Marisa Conner / June 30, 2020 /

“What I like best about working for the Exchange is that it keeps me connected to other military spouses in my customers and co-workers.”

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Fort Sill Team Opens Updated Shopping Center Amid COVID-19 Challenges

By Marisa Conner / June 24, 2020 /

“We worked hand in hand with the installation to get this shopping center open for the community as quickly as possible given the circumstances.”

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