Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill

125 Years of Family Serving Family – Dilek Lunkaya, Incirlik AB

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / November 4, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family Dilek Lunkaya’s first experience with the Exchange began more than 20 years ago while she worked as a childcare provider for a military family stationed in Turkey. Her experience opened her eyes as to how strong the family bond was within the…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Shirley McLain, Panzer Main Store, Germany

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / October 26, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family  Shirley McLain dedicated her life to the Exchange, retiring after 41 years. But after two months of leisure, McLain decided she couldn’t stay away any longer. “I missed the life and connection I had with both of my families—the Exchange and military,”…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Heidi Smith, Inventory Control Associate, Hohenfels Exchange, Germany

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / October 13, 2020 /

For nearly 20 years, Heidi Smith has served the Exchange as a detective at the Hohenfels Exchange. Now, she has moved on to a new adventure as an inventory control associate.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Omler Family

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / October 7, 2020 /

Together, Mary and her sons Michael and Kyle have served the military and their families for 72 years combined.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Wilma Goller, Grafenwoehr Express

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / September 30, 2020 /

Wilma Goller is proud of her service with the Exchange and plans to continue being positive role model her teammates can look up to.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Makfire and Arjeta Halimi, Bondsteel Exchange

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / September 28, 2020 /

Sisters Makfire and Arjeta Halimi have been taking care of the best customers in the world for 20 years at the Exchange.

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For Deployed Marines, ‘We Bring the Store to Them’

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / September 21, 2020 /

Rodeos bring supplies to deployed service members who do not have regular access to an Exchange store. The Erbil Exchange rodeo team is made up of three associates who gather the items, which are requested by the Marines. From personal hygiene products, laundry detergent, snacks and protein powders, the supply list for the rodeo varies each time.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Turan Sezenoz, Ankara Air Base

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / September 10, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family For Turan Sezenoz, his love for the Exchange began the year he was born— in 1958, when his father began with the Exchange as an accountant. “Working for the Exchange has always been my family business,” said Sezenoz, a food service and…

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Wiesbaden Exchange Shopper Takes Home $10,000 Shopping Spree

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / September 2, 2020 /

Emily Jennings was dining with her family on the day she won. Her son pulled the game tab off his brother’s drink, revealing a $10,000 Exchange shopping spree.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – David Toms, Stocker, Lakenheath

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / August 24, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family David Toms’ half a century with the Exchange began when his father put him to work right out of high school in 1967 at the Exchange’s United Kingdom Distribution Center, where he continued to work until it closed 42 years later. “That’s…

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