History

Exchange trucker Bradley Wacks is a member of the National Private Truck Council’s Driver Hall of Fame.

#Flashback Friday: The Exchange’s Trucking Hall of Famers

By Robert Philpot / September 17, 2021 /

Since 1987, the National Private Truck Council has inducted four members each year into its Hall of Fame, considered one of the most prestigious honors in the trucking industry. Four of those drivers worked for the Exchange.

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#FlashbackFriday: How Exchanges Worldwide Responded After 9/11

By Robert Philpot / September 10, 2021 /

After the 9/11 attacks, Exchanges in the New York City area and near Washington, D.C., supported troops and first responders with 24-hour operations and mobile field exchanges. Exchanges outside of New York and the Washington area did their part as well.

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Exchange Inspector General VP Shares 9/11 Memories from His Air Force Days

By Robert Philpot / September 9, 2021 /

On the morning of 9/11, Steve Groll was an Air Force major and the navigator on an E-4B aircraft. The crew’s mission changed dramatically after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked.

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20 Years Later, Current and Former Associates Share Stories of Exchange Support on 9/11

By Robert Philpot / September 9, 2021 /

Exchange associates in the Washington, D.C., and New York City areas worked quickly and inventively to support troops and first responders after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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#FlashbackFriday: The Keesler Exchange’s Resiliency After Hurricane Katrina

By Robert Philpot / September 3, 2021 /

The storm dealt Keesler a blow, but it couldn’t knock the BX out completely.

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#FlashbackFriday: During Operation Desert Shield, a Distribution Center is Built From Scratch

By Robert Philpot / August 27, 2021 /

Within a month of Operation Desert Shield starting, the Exchange had the ball rolling on a new distribution center in Saudi Arabia.

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#FlashbackFriday: How the Exchange Provided Support to Troops After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

By Robert Philpot / August 20, 2021 /

Nearly 7,000 U.S. troops were sent to Haiti to help with recovery efforts after a 2010 earthquake, and Exchange associates deployed to the Caribbean nation to provide support for the troops.

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#FlashbackFriday: As the Wall was Built, the Berlin Exchange was ‘Calm Symbol in Storm’s Eye’

By Robert Philpot / August 13, 2021 /

Construction of the Berlin Wall began 60 years ago today. The Exchange, which had operated in Berlin since 1945, provided on-the-spot service to the U.S. Army Berlin garrison.

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#FlashbackFriday: Women Who Kept the Exchange Rolling

By Robert Philpot / August 6, 2021 /

In the above photo, which appeared in the November 1955 Exchange Post, three female attendants provide service to an Airman at the August 1955 reopening of a remodeled gas station at Mather AFB, Calif. Note the line of cars waiting to get into the station.

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#FlashbackFriday: ‘We go where you go’ took the Exchange to two Olympics

By Robert Philpot / July 30, 2021 /

The Exchange’s “We go where you go” mission went for the gold in supporting troops at two Olympic Games in the U.S.

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