Exchange BRIDGE Special Emphasis Group

‘Inspiring Change’ Fuels BRIDGE Events for Black History Month

By Robert Philpot / January 31, 2023 /

Black History Month begins Feb. 1, and Exchange special emphasis group BRIDGE (Building Resources in Diversity Growth of Employees) has events planned for every week in February. The Department of Defense’s theme for this year’s observance is “Inspiring Change,” which epitomizes the contributions of African Americans to challenging racial inequities and promoting opportunities for equal…

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Special Emphasis Group BRIDGE Tests Your Knowledge of Civil Rights Allies

By Robert Philpot / January 10, 2023 /

The questions relate to other Special Emphasis Programs as well as BRIDGE.

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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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Nation’s Network Ready to Commemorate National Native American Heritage Month

By Robert Philpot / November 1, 2022 /

Stores are encouraged to share the connections their installations and communities have to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian heritage, history and way of life, and to consider connecting the month’s theme to other events in November, including Veterans Day.

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ABLE Lunch-and-Learn Speakers Discuss How Vocational Rehabilitation Services Aid People With Disabilities

By Robert Philpot / October 31, 2022 /

Deb Jones and Dr. Alison Burns, Vocational Rehabilitation business relations coordinators for the Texas Workforce Commission, led the discussion about services offered by Vocational Rehabilitation, criteria for using those services and how to apply for them.

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Special Emphasis Program ABLE Stresses Empathy and Awareness for People With Disabilities

By Robert Philpot / October 27, 2022 /

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Exchange Special Emphasis Program ABLE (Able, Believe, Lead, Empower) has been especially active. But ABLE is about more than just one month.

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ICYMI: Watch Video of Oct. 20 ABLE Lunch-and-Learn

By Robert Philpot / October 26, 2022 /

In case you missed the Oct. 20 ABLE lunch-and-learn featuring the disability advocate, you can now watch a video of it.

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‘I try to be a vessel and be an ambassador to all people who have disabilities’

By Robert Philpot / October 21, 2022 /

“On a daily basis, I work with disabled men and women of the United States Air Force, and also encounter other people who have disabilities and are facing challenges. I find it a rewarding experience to be able to connect with them by sharing my story.”

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‘I strive every day to do what I can do: help the people’

By Marisa Conner / October 20, 2022 /

Freddie Shelden, a customer experience associate, has worked for the Exchange for 29 years and earned a reputation for being a shopper favorite. Fort Leonard Wood Exchange regulars flock to Shelden’s checkout lane for a chance to chat with him.

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BRIDGE BUILDERS Seeks Connections That Unite the Exchange’s Diverse Culture 

By Robert Philpot / October 19, 2022 /

As Exchange leaders, Marla Randolph, Senior Vice President for Europe/Southwest Asia/Africa and Denise Hunter, Vice President, Corporate Policy, are often approached for advice on achieving career growth and workplace challenges. Randolph and Hunter are also the executive champions of the Special Emphasis Program BRIDGE, which stands for Building Resources in Diversity Growth of Employees. Randolph…

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