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August 23, 2013

Exchange among the ‘Best of the Best,’ according to U.S. Veterans Magazine

Conner Hammett
AAFES Public Affairs

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine for its part in putting those who have helped protect American freedoms back to work.

The Exchange is among the organizations named to the publication’s 2013 Best of the Best list, making the cut in the “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies,” “Top Supplier Diversity Programs” and “Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies” categories.

Ten percent of the Exchange’s workforce consists of veterans, and an additional 24 percent are military spouses or family members. One of the Exchange’s goals for 2013 is to increase veteran management hires 33 percent over the number hired in 2012.

“It’s essential to the Exchange’s mission to welcome our veterans with open arms, and that extends to their families as well,” said Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “This recognition further validates our efforts toward providing veterans and their families with solid, rewarding job and career opportunities, and we are honored that U.S. Veterans Magazine considers us one of the ‘Best of the Best.'”

The list, which included private companies, government agencies and educational institutions, was compiled from market research and independent research, diversity conference participation, and survey responses. Hundreds of companies submitted applications to be included in the list.

The list will be published in the summer issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine, which hit newsstands Aug. 15.
Information on the Exchange’s veteran hiring programs can be found at www.shopmyexchange.com/AboutExchange/Careers/militaryfamilies.htm




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