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    Exchange Supports Troops at the Tip of the Spear as Military Training Exercises Begin

    Exchange Supports Troops in Poland as Military Training Exercises Begin

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Michael Gresso | U.S. troops in support of U.S. Army Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve form a line...... read more read more



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    319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    KONOTOP, Poland – Army & Air Force Exchange Service associates at the tip of the spear worked to open two mobile field Exchanges (MFEs) in Poland in order to support U.S. troops engaging in military training exercises.

    The 53-foot “Exchanges on wheels” strengthens the readiness and resiliency of the U.S. troops as they conduct bilateral, joint and multinational training exercises for U.S. Army Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve in support of NATO.

    “I am in awe of our Exchange teams who always have the mission well in hand,” said Col. Scott McFarland, Exchange Europe/Southwest Asia Region commander. “They are right at the tip of the spear, giving our troops the necessities to keep them ready and resilient during training exercises.”

    From start to finish the Exchange teams have the MFEs set up and ready to open within four days. The MFEs support approximately 500 troops at Torun and Konotop and will operate through August.

    “There’s a lot of coordination that has to happen,” said Christine Ware, Exchange business manager, Poland. “It’s a team effort and we are happy we can support our troops and fulfill our ‘We Go Where You Go’ promise.”

    The Exchange supports training exercises year-round in Poland. In addition to the two MFEs, the Exchange team plans to open another location to support troops at Powidz in early May.

    “Our teams go above and beyond to support our troops at these remote locations,” McFarland said. “Bringing a little taste of home can brighten a Soldier’s day, so anything we can do to improve their quality of life, is a win in our book.”



    Date Taken: 04.14.2021
    Date Posted: 04.16.2021 08:53
    Story ID: 394018
    Location: PL

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