ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 18, 2020 /

This week in the Exchange Post, the critical work of Exchange truck drivers was highlighted as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Exchanges along the Gulf and East coasts took action to prepare for Hurricane Sally and the Kadena Exchange was a big winner as three military families each won $10,000 shopping sprees. In…

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An Anniversary to Remember ‘For the Rest of Our Lives’: Kadena Family Wins $10,000 Exchange Shopping Spree

By SSG Mark Kauffman / September 16, 2020 /

Shauna Federico and her husband, Jason, celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary family style by playing golf at Banyan Tree Golf Course on Kadena Air Base with their son Bryce, 12. They stopped at Subway located in the Kadena Air Base Olympic mini-mall to get a bite to eat before teeing off. She received a welcome…

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Air Force Family Wins $10,000 Shopping Spree at Kadena Exchange

By Sabrina Beal / September 15, 2020 /

Subway’s Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes is part of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 125th anniversary celebration.  Prizes include family vacations, shopping sprees, gift cards, and more. Amanda Wagner is the fifth $10,000 shopping spree winner in Okinawa and the second on Kadena Air Base.

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / September 11, 2020 /

This week, the Exchange Post kept associates informed on the 12 Weeks of Savings holiday sales strategy. In addition, Logistics neared a safety milestone as its injury frequency rate continued to drop, the Exchange partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to make sure children could return to school safely, and training was instrumental…

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Turan Sezenoz, Ankara Air Base

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

One in a series honoring the Exchange’s 125 years of family serving family For Turan Sezenoz, his love for the Exchange began the year he was born— in 1958, when his father began with the Exchange as an accountant. “Working for the Exchange has always been my family business,” said Sezenoz, a food service and…

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WCDC Associates’ Training Critical in Saving Co-Worker’s Life

By Loyd Brumfield / September 10, 2020 /

When associates began arriving for their morning shift at the West Coast Distribution Center, no one could have known that their actions over the next few minutes would be crucial in saving a co-worker’s life. It started at 6:58 a.m. April 8 when warehouse worker Andrea Sandoval noticed a teammate who felt faint and helped…

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Logistics’ Injury Frequency Rate Drops 33% from Last Year

By Loyd Brumfield / September 9, 2020 /

Logistics is nearing a coveted measure of safety compliance as the directorate’s injury frequency rate has declined 33% from this time last year. IFR measures the rate of work-related accidents over time, and the lower the score, the better. Logistics’ IFR for July was 8.1, down from 12.1 last year and within striking distance of…

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Exchange Partners with DoDEA to Help Kids Return to School Safely

By Tech. Sgt. Marianique Santos / September 9, 2020 /

Mr. Toshiro Sakumoto, an Army & Air Force Exchange Service tractor trailer driver at the Okinawa Distribution center, delivers sanitizing and personal protective equipment to Bob Hope Primary School in Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 12, 2020. (Courtesy photo) With more than 75% of students who attend Department of Defense Education Activity schools across the…

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World War II-Era Exchange Associate Receives Fort McCoy Cheer-Up

By Scott Sturkol, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office / September 8, 2020 /

In late July, Morrison’s relative, Jo Morstatter, said Lola was looking for a “cheering up” because the COVID-19 pandemic has kept visitors to a minimum all year. It also seemed Morrison’s health was diminishing, and Morstatter knew how much Lola loved Fort McCoy and serving there.

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125 Years of Family Serving Family – Chaepun Taylor

By Chris Ward / September 8, 2020 /

As the pandemic began to worsen in the United States this year, Fort Meade central checkout supervisor Chaepun Taylor grew increasingly concerned for the safety of not only the military members she serves but for her co-workers on the front lines.

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