SSG Mark Kauffman

Kadena Air Base Student Wins $1,500 Exchange Gift Card for Academic Success

By SSG Mark Kauffman / February 2, 2023 /

Ayleen Castillo, a sixth grader at Kadena Middle School, received a $1,500 Exchange gift card for winning second place in the Exchange’s You Made the Grade (YMTG) sweepstakes.

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Exchange Opens Fifth Einstein Bros. Bagels Restaurant in Pacific Region

By SSG Mark Kauffman / January 19, 2023 /

Additional stores are located on Misawa Air Base and Yokota Air Base in mainland Japan and Marine Camps Foster and Hansen on Okinawa.

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Hickam Starbucks Manager Wins Store Leader of the Quarter

By SSG Mark Kauffman / December 28, 2022 /

Military spouse Joselyn Robinson led her team to achieve the highest single-day sales in all of Hawaii’s store history,

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Camp Humphreys and Kadena AB Hold Bath & Body Works Grand Openings

By SSG Mark Kauffman / December 15, 2022 /

Within a week’s time, the two biggest Exchanges in the Pacific Region held grand openings for the Bath & Body Works stores for their military communities.

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Pacific DC LP Manager Concludes a Long Journey Toward a College Degree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / November 30, 2022 /

Kurt Curtis set a goal 20 years ago to earn his college degree. Although his life became increasingly complicated, his perseverance and hard work eventually paid off.

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Okinawa IT Associates Troubleshoot to Success, Pleasing the King

By SSG Mark Kauffman / November 9, 2022 /

On a Sunday evening in September, Camp Foster Burger King’s menu board suddenly went blank. Mika Belote and Tetsu Sakihama, IT specialists, came to the rescue.

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Einstein Bros. Bagels Opens at Camp Foster, Expands in Pacific Region

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 22, 2022 /

The Camp Foster location is the fourth to open in the Pacific Region during August, bringing a taste of home to troops serving overseas.

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127 Years of Family Serving Family: David Campbell, Kadena BX

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 1, 2022 /

The customer experience associate received his one-year service award in April. But there was a twist.

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Pacific Region Deputy Commander Supports Okinawa VFW

By SSG Mark Kauffman / June 30, 2022 /

Lt. Col. Lanelle Pickett Jr. was the keynote speaker for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, District One-Post 9723’s Annual Convention Banquet.

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‘My family and I are extremely excited to join the Exchange family’

By SSG Mark Kauffman / June 23, 2022 /

Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck’s connection to the Exchange goes back to his childhood but it it was while serving in the Air Force that he truly appreciated all that the Exchange does for the military community.

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