Europe/SWA Region

COVID-19 Heroes: Command Honors Jordan Team for Unwavering Service

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / January 6, 2021 /

JTC leadership allowed the troop store to remain open to meet the needs of their Soldiers.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Farfal Family, Spangdahlem

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

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family  In 2002, Dennis Farfal started working for the Exchange at the same Burger King his father, Pascal Farfal, started at in 2001. The Farfals have made serving with the Spangdahlem Air Base Exchange a family affair for nearly 20 years. “My dad…

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Exchange to Host Medal of Honor Recipients Throughout November on ‘Chief Chat’

By Julie Mitchell / November 5, 2020 /

“Chief Chat,” the Exchange’s twice-a-week Facebook broadcast, is hosting Medal of Honor recipients and a Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving medal recipient during November.

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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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Associates Worldwide Can Contribute to Combined Federal Campaign

By Conner Hammett / November 2, 2020 /

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives all over the world—not only because of the devastating effects of the virus, but also the associated economic fallout that has impacted millions worldwide. That’s why the Exchange is calling on associates worldwide to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace…

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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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October’s Customer Shoutouts: These Associates Rock!

By Conner Hammett / October 15, 2020 /

These associates epitomize the meaning of ‘customer service!’

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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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Exchange’s Outstanding Associate with a Disability Honored for Hard Work

By Loyd Brumfield / October 2, 2020 /

Services Operations Assistant Joseph Puryear is considered a “go-to” associate at the Joint Base Charleston Exchange. His hard work and care for the military community have earned him an honor from the Department of Defense. Puryear, an Air Force Veteran who has served with the Exchange for 14 years, is the Exchange’s recipient of the…

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