Robert Philpot

#FlashbackFriday: 66 Years Ago, the Exchange Welcomed Hungarian Refugees to the U.S.

By Robert Philpot / December 9, 2022 /

On Dec. 9, 1956—66 years ago today—President Eisenhower announced that 15,000 Hungarian refugees would be allowed to enter the United States after Soviet troops crushed an uprising in Budapest. Operation Safe Haven, also known as Operation Mercy, began. Thousands of refugees were transported from Munich, West Germany, to Camp Kilmer, N.J., which was renamed Camp…

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ICYMI: Here’s the Best of November in the Exchange Post and on Flickr

By Robert Philpot / December 7, 2022 /

In November in the Exchange Post, the Exchange scored a win for brand marketing at the Commanders’ Classic game, during which Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass was honored with the Exchange’s inaugural Warfighter Quality of Life Champion Award;  Exchanges worldwide saluted Veterans on Veterans Day; Florida Exchanges weathered another storm;…

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We’ve Got Photos! Check Out the Black Friday Flickr Album!

By Robert Philpot / November 28, 2022 /

Stores sent more than 100 photos to the Exchange Post before Friday morning was over.

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Show Us Your Black Friday Photos!

By Robert Philpot / November 23, 2022 /

Send us photos of how your store celebrated Black Friday weekend for a special Flickr album.

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Where Heroes Work Video: Stacey Brown, Waco Distribution Center

By Robert Philpot / November 22, 2022 /

In this nationally broadcast spot, the materials handler talks about the culture of inclusivity at the Exchange.

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McClellan Associate, 87, Prepares to Bid BX Goodbye After 62 Years

By Robert Philpot / November 21, 2022 /

Lucy Hennigar started her Exchange career in October 1960 at the McClellan BX. With the store about to close, she looks back on her good times there.

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#FlashbackFriday: Fifty-Five Years Ago, HQ Moved to Dallas

By Robert Philpot / November 18, 2022 /

In 1966, seeking a location in the central part of the country, Exchange leaders made the decision to relocate headquarters to Dallas after having been based in New York City since the late 1940s. The move took place over several weeks in late 1967, beginning with the relocation of two computer units on Oct. 20.…

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Team Exchange Readies for Black Friday Weekend

By Robert Philpot / November 17, 2022 /

Inflation and changes in customer buying habits are challenges facing all retailers this Black Friday, but Exchange leaders are cautiously optimistic and ready to adapt.

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Nation’s Network Wants You to ‘Rock Your Mocs’ for Native American Heritage Month

By Robert Philpot / November 16, 2022 /

Associates are encouraged to submit photos of moccasins being worn or displayed. Photos featuring Rock Your Moccasins T-shirts or turquoise awareness ribbons will also be accepted.

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Where Heroes Work Video: Eric Hoff, Dan Daniel Distribution Center

By Robert Philpot / November 15, 2022 /

The award-winning driver and Air Force Veteran talks about the best part of his job in a nationally broadcast spot.

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