Air Force

February 22, 2013

Open season at exchange

AAFES

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new option when gearing up for the hunt as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service cuts the ribbon on a counter dedicated exclusively to firearms and ammunition. While the exchange is focused on saving Airmen time and money when shopping for rifles, holsters and other gun accessories, this new assortment does require a rigid attention to safety not seen in most areas of the exchange.

“The background and setup requirements undertaken to offer this merchandise has been extensive,” said Pete Alaniz, exchange general manager. “We followed a controlled timeline with check-offs that had to be completed to bring these products onto the installation.”

After gaining command, fire marshal and security officer approval, the exchange had to obtain a federal firearms license, secure an electronically monitored gun safe, construct a control counter, install locking devices on all guns and train personnel.

The timeline doesn’t end once the ribbon is cut. In fact, ongoing measures at the counter will include informing shoppers of federal, state and base regulations that must be complied with, recording sales transactions and conducting instant background checks.

“While we are focused on saving authorized shoppers money and time, our number one goal is safety,” Alaniz said. “As such, we will be working closely with federal and installation authorities as we refine our security procedures.”

The Luke Air Force Base Exchange gun counter is officially open. Hunting and sporting aficionados are invited to come by and see what the exchange has in store for them.

“This new service is just one of many efforts to deliver a complete exchange benefit to this community,” Alaniz said. “It is a clear illustration that no matter what the interest is, our team is dedicated to delivering outstanding value in an effort to make the exchange authorized shoppers’ first choice.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Lightening-within-five

Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.
 
 

Program smooths change from military to civilian life

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th...
 
 

New form second chance to do EPRs right

Without fail, every time I am around a group of young NCOs, there is one subject guaranteed to come up — the enduring question of “How can I write a stronger EPR for my Airman?” My answer to this question is fairly standard and is one that a chief shared with me many years ago....
 

 

Plan for final out

How many of you are prepared for life outside of the military? Seriously, if you were told tomorrow was your final out, what would you do? We are currently in an environment where Defense Department rollbacks are a serious issue we must all contemplate. Fewer officers are being commissioned. Last year there was only one...
 
 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin