Europe/SWA Region

USAG Stuttgart Middle Schooler Wins $2,000 Grand Prize in ‘You Made the Grade’ Sweepstakes

By Marisa Conner / February 1, 2023 /

When Naya Johnson, a fifth-grader at Patch Middle School at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart in Germany, found out she won a $2,000 gift card in the Exchange’s  You Made the Grade sweepstakes, she was more surprised than most winners. “I had forgotten that I entered into the drawing!” said Naya, who was randomly selected as…

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Dallas LG Associates Put Together a Holiday Surprise for Teammates in Southwest Asia

By Robert Philpot / January 10, 2023 /

Good timing helped with the surprise: The gifts arrived on Christmas Day.

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Santa, the Grinch, Elusive Elves and More: How Exchanges Worldwide Make the Holidays Fun

By Robert Philpot / December 22, 2022 /

Exchanges worldwide held Santa photo ops, as well as contests, music and more to engage shoppers and relieve holiday stress.

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Exchange Opens First Five Guys at Ramstein Air Base in Germany

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / November 30, 2022 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrated the grand opening of its first Five Guys restaurant at Ramstein Air Base Nov. 25

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On Veterans Day, Exchanges Worldwide Pay Tribute to Heroes With Special Coins

By Robert Philpot / November 14, 2022 /

For the third year in a row, Exchanges worldwide honored those who have served with a challenge coin giveaway on Veterans Day.

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Three Europe Associates Receive Recognition from 21st Theater Sustainment Command

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / October 24, 2022 /

Quality of life members from the Exchange received certificates of appreciation from Maj. Gen. James M. Smith, commanding general, 21st TSC, for their unwavering support during Operation Allies Refuge, Operation Allies Welcome and Operation European Assure, Deter and Reinforce.

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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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Gruenstadt Plant Begins Production of Freedom’s Choice Bottled Water for Commissaries

By Conner Hammett / September 26, 2022 /

An Exchange and Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) collaborative effort, leveraging the Exchange’s Gruenstadt water plant, is ensuring a steady flow of fresh, locally sourced purified drinking water for service members and their families across Europe. Freedom’s Choice is DeCA’s private-label bottled water brand. The product joins Culligan and the Exchange’s own private-label brand, Nature’s Recipe,…

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Vicenza 4th-Grader Wins $2,000 You Made the Grade Grand Prize for Academic Excellence

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / August 22, 2022 /

Vicenza fourth-grader Fatima Sylla wins the Exchange’s You Made the Grade first-place prize. USAG Italy Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Dyon, Vicenza Main Exchange General Manager Don Walter and Exchange leaders presented Fatima with her $2,000 gift card on Aug. 19.

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Outgoing SWA Regional Logistics Manager Recognized for Work With Army Transportation Brigade

By Robert Philpot / August 15, 2022 /

Shortly before his redeployment to HQ, Artie Van Riper was awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service by the commander of the 595th Transportation Brigade.

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