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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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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Woodrow Portee, Fort Jackson

By Conner Hammett / September 9, 2020 /

“It’s truly remarkable the impact one man can still have after 58 years of serving.”

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Nick Cucinello, Camp Zama

By SSG Mark Kauffman / September 3, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family From the day he was born at Travis Air Force Base, Nick Cucinello has spent his life surrounded by service members. His father retired from the Air Force after serving more than 25 years on active duty. As a child, one of…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family — Christine Harlan, HQ

By Tech. Sgt. Marianique Santos / August 31, 2020 /

Christine Harlan started working for the Exchange at an Express in Fort Riley while in college. Her flexible work hours allowed her to pursue her educational goals. As a cashier, she realized she enjoyed working for the Exchange and the military community.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Katelyn Zahn, Sales Area Manager, Fort Lee Main Exchange

By Alesis Collins / August 27, 2020 /

One in a series of honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family For Katelyn Zahn, the Exchange has always been a part of her family. As a softlines associate at the Fort Lee Exchange, Zahn brings the comfort she’s known while growing up in a military family to the community. “The Exchange has…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Anthony Kirk Ramos, HQ

By Loyd Brumfield / August 26, 2020 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family The U.S. welcomed Anthony “Kirk” Ramos’ grandfather into the country, giving him special immigration status after working for the Exchange as a dairy operations supervisor and playing a major part in stopping thefts at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Years later,…

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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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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Heidi McLean, Taco Bell Manager, Grafenwoehr

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / August 20, 2020 /

Growing up overseas, one of Heidi McLean’s favorite childhood memories was going to the Exchange with her father at Leighton Barracks in Wurzburg, Germany.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Karolyn Madera, Fort Bragg Exchange

By Alesis Collins / August 19, 2020 /

One in a series of honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family For the last 15 years, Karolyn Madera has spent her career at the Exchange while building traditions and her family. Madera started her legacy at the Exchange as an intermittent food service worker at Burger King. Working at the Exchange has…

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Two Marines from Same Unit Win $10K Exchange Shopping Spree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / August 18, 2020 /

KADENA AIR BASE — Cpl. “Paul” In B. Lee, a safety equipment technician, and Sgt. Jacob Myers, an airframe mechanic, are far away from home while being attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Their normal duty assignment is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-463 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. In the three…

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