Pacific Region

Exchange Honors Vietnam Veterans in Ceremonies Worldwide

By Robert Philpot / March 29, 2021 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service honored Vietnam Veterans for their distinguished service during pinning ceremonies worldwide for National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Veterans received free lapel pins, provided in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, on March 29 as lasting mementos of our Nation’s appreciation for these heroes whose…

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Thanks to Airlift, Burger King Still Reigns at Andersen AFB

By SSG Mark Kauffman / March 22, 2021 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Burger King on Andersen Air Force Base faced a challenge the week of March 1. The restaurant was running low on buns—something that could ultimately dethrone customer satisfaction and the taste of home the Exchange is known for. Because of unforeseen circumstances, the American Bakery in Guam was…

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‘My Instincts to Help Kicked in’: Yokota Associate Honored for Heroic Work After Off-Post Accident

By SSG Mark Kauffman / March 10, 2021 /

Mayumi Hongo was enjoying a day off Feb. 17 when she witnessed the aftermath of a serious vehicle accident off-post. Hongo, a Charleys associate at the Yokota BX, quickly noticed the car had a “Y” license plate, which indicated that it belonged to a U.S. service member. Hongo rushed to the aid of the driver,…

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Purr-fect Pizzas Courtesy of Camp Foster Associate Draw Kudos, Go Viral

By Lisa Ferguson / February 8, 2021 /

Jeffrey Bonnette is always up for a challenge. Case in point: In November, Anthony’s Pizza at the Camp Foster Exchange in Okinawa, Japan, received an unusual online order from a customer requesting four pepperoni pies with crusts shaped and toppings arranged to each resemble a cat. The pizzas were to be served during a birthday…

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Exchange’s Move from Camp Market to Camp Humphreys Nears Completion

By Loyd Brumfield / January 21, 2021 /

The move is a milestone for the Exchange, which has been operating the distribution center and bakery at Camp Market since 1975 from buildings constructed in the 1930s. An oven that dates to the 1970s, dubbed “Big Bertha,” is still running at the bakery.

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2020 Operation Christmas Drop

Exchange Associates Take Flight As Part of Operation Christmas Drop

By Lisa Ferguson / December 15, 2020 /

Operation Christmas Drop is the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift training operation.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Sachie Yoshimoto, Camp Foster

By SSG Mark Kauffman / December 9, 2020 /

Throughout her career, the Exchange has given Sachie Yoshimoto more opportunities for professional growth than she expected.

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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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Camp Walker Express Associate Leads by the Golden Rule

By SSG Mark Kauffman / November 3, 2020 /

At Camp Walker’s Express, Ms. Song, Yong-chi is known for wearing a smile and bringing a helpful attitude. Ms. Song was recognized Oct. 16 for her outstanding customer service and professionalism by Korea Southern Exchange General Manager William Ripley and Joseph Lee, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command’s community relations director. “I wanted to take a moment…

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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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