Directorates/Regions

Winter Storm Update: Dallas HQ Sustains Damage During Historic Freeze

By Loyd Brumfield / February 19, 2021 /

After a 100-year winter storm swept across Texas at the start of the week, crews went into overdrive to repair damage and prepare Exchange Headquarters for a return to limited occupancy. Extreme temperatures and power outages caused waterlines and pipes to burst, flooding parts of the building. Frozen drain lines also thwarted some mechanisms in…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Alonzo Oldham, Fort Campbell

By Chris Ward / February 18, 2021 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family When Fort Campbell Exchange custodial worker Alonzo Oldham was hired at the Exchange cafeteria, he could never imagine that he’d still be with the organization 55 years later. “When I was young and heard of people on the job for 20 years,…

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Exchange BRIDGE Special Emphasis Group

Black History Month: Exchange Recognizes Associates from HBCUs

By Loyd Brumfield / February 18, 2021 /

In honor of Black History Month and the legacy of historically black colleges and universities, the Exchange wants to recognize associates who have graduated from HBCUs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Diversity and Inclusion office is asking associates who graduated from an HBCU to submit photos of themselves pictured with a school logo or item. The…

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Exchange Supports Troops at the Tip of the Spear with the First PX in the Baltic States

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / February 17, 2021 /

After months of planning, troops with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment can now shop for essentials at the Pabrade Training Area in Lithuania, thanks to the teamwork of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The team opened a PX, the first in the Baltic States, on Feb. 1. The 2-8 Cav. Reg. command…

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Outdoor Living Seminar Blossoming Via LEX on Feb. 15

By Loyd Brumfield / February 11, 2021 /

The Exchange is sowing the seeds for success with its annual Outdoor Living seminar, which will be virtual on LEX starting Feb. 15. The Hardlines team is hoping sales bloom again this year—and the virtual seminar gives associates tips for cultivating product knowledge. This year, vendors will present prerecorded messages to share products and strategies…

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Christine Bigot receives Hero Award

COVID-19 Heroes: Rose Barracks Inventory Control Associate Has a Servant’s Heart

By Lisa Ferguson / February 10, 2021 /

Christine has voluntarily taken on additional duties at the Express since the pandemic began.

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Exchange Bringing Chiropractic, Dental and More Wellness Services to Military Community in 2021

By Marisa Conner / February 9, 2021 /

The Exchange plans to open its first chiropractic offices in 2021, providing new and convenient healthcare services to the military community. 

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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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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Audry McGhee, HQ

By Loyd Brumfield / February 8, 2021 /

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family. The Exchange created an indelible impression on Audry McGhee as a child – an impression that has stuck ever since. “Growing up we used to visit the Exchange and the one thing that I remember is the smiling faces of the associates…

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Feeding the Future: Europe’s KMC School Meal Program Team Boasts More Than 1,000 Years of Service

By Sgt. 1st Class Taresha Hill / February 2, 2021 /

Since 1955, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been feeding Warfighters’ children and the 80 employees from Europe’s Kaiserslautern Military Community Center school meal program have been serving the meals for an astounding combined 1,039 years. “We have the most dedicated and loyal employees,” said Sonja Gates, the school meal program manager for…

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