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    PX Supports Troops in ŚWIęTOSZóW

    Sustainers open Post Exchange  in Świętoszów

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hull | U.S. Army Soldiers stationed at Świętoszów and assigned to the 3rd Division...... read more read more

    ŚWIęTOSZóW, Poland – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where you go—even to ŚWIęTOSZóW.

    The Exchange opened a small PX last month to serve the troops assigned to the camp in Poland. The store operates as an imprest fund, meaning the military unit runs the store. The U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division’s Sustainment Brigade took the lead in establishing the PX to support the forward operating site in Poland.

    Imprest-fund sites are a vital contingency support operation that the Exchange provides to military units in small, remote, short-term or high-risk locations, where a regular Exchange cannot be provided. In this case, the 2113th Transportation Company from the Kentucky Army National Guard in Paducah was charged with the setup, daily support and operations of the garage-sized store.

    “Even when we can’t bring an Exchange to the troops, we find some way to make sure they’re taken care of,” said Alex Mamaril, Grafenwoehr Consolidated Exchange general manager. “The imprest-fund sites like this one allow the Exchange the flexibility to serve troops in the manner suited to their location’s particular circumstances.”

    The store offers health and hygiene items, as well as snacks and beverages to bring a taste of home to the Soldiers.

    With multination exercises taking place such as the U.S., NATO-led Dynamic Front 24 and more ahead, the continued expansion of support for permanent and rotational training populations via imprest-fund sites like the one in Poland is directly serving U.S. Warfighters throughout Eastern Europe.

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    Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians 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 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs. 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 Master Sgt. Caleb Barrieau at 214-312-1417or barrieaucp@aafes.com

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    Date Taken: 03.14.2024
    Date Posted: 03.14.2024 05:38
    Story ID: 466160
    Location: PL

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