Pacific Region

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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Communication, Collaboration Vital as Exchange Confronted Early Days of COVID-19

By Loyd Brumfield / October 28, 2020 /

Open communication lines and a willingness to consider every option were crucial as the Exchange confronted the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in the Pacific. Scott Bonner, the Exchange’s regional vice president for Korea and Hawaii, discussed leadership principles during the crisis Oct. 22 in a virtual gathering hosted by the Exchange’s Able, Believe,…

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Lester Joins Army & Air Force Exchange Service as Food Safety Officer

By SSG Mark Kauffman / October 20, 2020 /

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Pacific Region Headquarters is welcoming Chief Warrant Officer 3 Leanna Lester as its first ever food safety officer.

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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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Camp Humphreys Exchange Associates Recognized for Assisting Quarantined Soldiers, Families

By Chris Ward / October 5, 2020 /

Thirty-six Camp Humphreys associates recently received recognition from garrison command for assisting Soldiers and their families in quarantine after PCS’ing to Camp Humphreys. Camp Humphreys General Manager Ann Yi as well as associates from the food court, main store, Human Resources, Distribution Center, Loss Prevention, Logistics, IT, help desk, contracting and the executive office volunteered…

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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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Exchange’s Yokota Bakery Makes 8-Year-Old’s Birthday Wish Come True

By SSG Mark Kauffman / October 1, 2020 /

Birthdays aren’t complete without a treat to share—and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s bakery at Yokota Air Base recently came to the rescue to make an 8-year-old’s special day extra sweet. Maj. Alan Morford, 730th Air Mobility Squadron’s director of operations, and his family’s recent move to Yokota Air Base—their first overseas duty…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 25, 2020 /

This week in the Exchange Post, the Exchange partnered with Disney to offer a series of family-friendly virtual activities to military families during COVID-19, Air Force Maj. Anthony Ortiz discussed his longtime relationship with the Exchange as part of a Hispanic Heritage Month virtual presentation, and the Erbil Air Base Exchange brought some much-needed supplies…

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