Winter Storm Update: Central Region Remains Resilient

By Loyd Brumfield / February 24, 2021 /

Exchange stores are recovering after a powerful winter storm devastated Texas and parts of Oklahoma and Louisiana. Most locations remained open. The winter storm, the first of its kind in 100 years, caused waterlines to burst at Headquarters, which knocked computers offline and damaged equipment on the first two floors, forcing the building to close…

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Good Grades Pay! Exchange Awards $4,000 to Three Military Children for Academic Excellence

By Marisa Conner / February 23, 2021 /

Good grades pay off—especially for the three young winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade worldwide sweepstakes. Seventh-grader Sara Cockrell won the grand prize of a $2,000 Exchange gift card, which she received in a presentation at the Fort Bragg Exchange. Seventh-grader Bruce Birch received the second-place $1,500 prize…

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Words from Director/CEO Tom Shull: Preserving the Benefit through the Pandemic—A Job Well Done in 2020

By Tom Shull / February 22, 2021 /

Congratulations on the many successes of 2020! Despite the incredible challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Exchange has much to celebrate as you steadfastly brought mission-essential benefits to Soldiers, Airmen, Retirees, Veterans and military families. Well done! At the onset of the pandemic, we committed to stabilizing our workforce and made it through the year…

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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / February 19, 2021 /

This past week in the Exchange Post, the first PX in the Baltic States opened at the Pabrade Training Area in Lithuania; associates learned more about repaying deferred payroll taxes; the Exchange will recognize associates who graduated from historically black colleges and universities; and a Fort Campbell custodial worker with 55 years of service was…

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Payroll Tax Repayment Plan Tool Now Live on Employee Self Service

By Conner Hammett / February 19, 2021 /

Exchange associates who had payroll taxes deferred in 2020 can now choose how many pay periods they’d like to use to repay the deferred taxes in Employee Self Service (ESS). Through March 8, associates can choose anywhere from one to 21 pay periods to have the deferred taxes deducted from their wages. Associates who have…

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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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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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ICYMI: The Week that was in the Exchange Post

By Loyd Brumfield / February 12, 2021 /

This past week in the Exchange Post, readers learned that Washington Football Team defensive tackle Jonathan Allen and Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will kick off the 2021 ProCamps season; the Exchange is expanding wellness services by opening its first chiropractic offices this year; and an associate in Okinawa helped a little girl…

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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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