Local

September 13, 2012

Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits NTC and Fort Irwin

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited here, Sept. 11.

During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured the Exchange, met with Fort Irwin personnel and addressed Exchange-related issues here.

The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense with a retail mission to provide quality products services and food to servicemembers, their families, Reserve and Guard members, plus military retirees. Exchange sales generate earnings to supplement Army Morale Welfare and Recreation activities as well as Air Force Services.

Chief Master Sgt. Pearson is one of 72 active duty servicemembers assigned to Exchange to carry out this mission; the Exchange also employs more than 42,000 civilian associates world-wide.

“For every dollar earned, 67 cents comes back to the military community from the MWR dividend. Last year Fort Irwin activities got back more than $578,000 – so shopping at the Exchange is a win-win,” said Pearson. “You get great products at a great price and your spent money comes back to the installation through the dividend.”

During his visit, Pearson met with Fort Irwin customers and Exchange associates, answering questions and concerns about the Exchange.

“Part of my job as the senior enlisted advisor is to visit bases throughout the world and find out what Exchange can do better to serve its customers and fix existing problems,” said Chief Master Sgt. Pearson.

Pearson said that the Exchange’s goal is to be the number one choice for retail shopping. Revenue at the Exchange creates money that goes to support the troops.

“[Additionally], military clothing is the only place our military troops can buy uniform items on base without mail ordering them, making it our goal to have what they need when they need it so they can be outfitted properly,” Pearson added.

For more information about the Exchange and Exchange programs, visit the web page www.shopmyexchange.com.

 




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


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

Summer program a success

Courtesy photo Children and volunteers gather for a group photo during the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible Study program, which ran July 28-Aug. 1. “Wilderness Escape” was the theme of Fort Irwin’s Summer Vacation ...
 
 
Blowing_cake_candles

Army JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday

Robert Hickson, Spc. Jodie Wagner and Lt. Gen. (R) Scott Black blow out the candles on a cake during a celebration of the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps 239th birthday here, July 29, 2014. Hickson is a claims adjudicator...
 
 
SGMEsmurria_SPCMartinez_carepackages

Operation Gratitude delivers care packages to Fort Irwin

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria (right) and Spc. Joaquin Martinez, military police officer, help with the delivery of care packages from Operation Gratitude, Aug. 8. Operation Gratitude ...
 

 
MST_MCSC_check_presentation

MST and MCSC say no to bullying

William Paul (right), director of Fort Irwin’s Middle School Teen Center, and Kelly Furtick (left), president of Military and Civilian Spouses Club here, hold a ceremonial check provided to MST, July 22. Fort Irwin’s Middle...
 
 
Ellie_desert_tortoise

Tortoise alert

Ellie the desert tortoise lives in a pen at the DPW Environmental Center here. The desert tortoise represents the epitome of a survivor. Able to go a year or more with no access to water, the tortoise stores all it can get in a...
 
 
photo1

Sesame Street comes to Fort Irwin

The cast of Sesame Street/USO Experience performs a free and unique experience at the Freedom Fitness Center, Aug. 13. The show is geared toward the lifestyle and experiences a military child faces. The furry cast of the Sesame...
 




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