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    Exchange Operations Returning to Normal after Hurricane Florence

    Fort Bragg Express opens after hurricane

    Courtesy Photo | The Old Glory Express at Fort Bragg reopened Sunday after Hurricane Florence to...... read more read more

    DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES

    09.17.2018

    Story by Chris Ward 

    Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ

    DALLAS – Exchange stores at most installations affected by Hurricane Florence are gradually returning to normal operations. The one exception is Fort Bragg, which saw a great deal of flooding in Exchange facilities, forcing most operations to remain closed. Soldiers and their families on Fort Bragg received some good news on Sunday as the Old Glory Express opened its doors.

    “We were determined to get at least one Express open on Sunday to assist those that have basically been holed up since Friday,” said Fort Bragg General Manager Bill Shoffner. “Despite having every register open, we had lines throughout the day. Both command and shoppers were very appreciative that we were open.”

    All facilities at Fort Bragg should open by Tuesday, except for South Post Exchange shopping center, which was flooded. Floors, walls, ceilings and some fixtures were damaged in the food court, mall and main store. The Exchange is working with its Real Estate team and Fort Bragg’s Department of Public Works to assess the damage. The North Post Qdoba was damaged as well and will remain closed.

    Shoppers returning to the North Post Exchange and Expresses will find cleanup and relief items—the Exchange Logistics and Merchandising teams have worked around the clock since last week to ensure stores have the essentials to take care of Soldiers and families. More than 4,000 packages of batteries, thousands of cases of water as well as generators, gas cans and flashlights have been delivered to Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson AFB over the last few days.

    “Despite many road closures, to include some major highways, the Logistics team has done an amazing job to ensure we were prepared to reopen,” Shoffner said. “They rerouted drivers as necessary to work around the closures. It might have taken a little longer for them to get here, but they got here.”

    Other locations affected by Hurricane Florence include:

    • Seymour Johnson AFB – Exchange and Expresses reopening Monday

    • Joint Base Charleston – normal operations resumed Sunday

    • Joint Base Langley-Eustis – all operations are open and running normally

    • Fort Lee – all facilities are open

    • Fort Jackson/Shaw AFB – Resumed normal operating hours Sunday.

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    Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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    Media Notes:

    For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-3861 or wardchr@aafes.com.

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    Date Taken: 09.17.2018
    Date Posted: 09.19.2018 10:46
    Story ID: 293502
    Location: DALLAS, TX, US 

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