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American Logistics Association
63rd Annual Convention

October 19-21, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
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President's Message

ALA's 2010 National Convention and Meeting of Members:

This year's meeting in Bellevue, Washington is a "must attend" event. The issues facing the resale channel are monumental. The opportunities are even greater. If this business channel is important to you, you need to attend this event! Bring your e-commerce team!

e-Volution — Reaching the Military Consumer in the New Age

2010 ALA National Convention: October 19-21, Bellevue Wash.

I am excited about this year's national convention as we are breaking the mold and doing something different.

With our country's current economic difficulty and a large national deficit, I am pleased to announce the Honorable Norm Dicks, Chairman of the House, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee will be a featured speaker at the convention. He has been a staunch supporter of our armed services and our service members in his 34 years in congress. His insights on the upcoming budget will be interesting to hear.

We have each of the resale activity commanders and directors scheduled to attend and give their annual update on their resale activities and their goals for the upcoming year.

e-Volution — Reaching the Military Consumer in the New Age is this year's National Convention theme — looking at the future of social media and networking to patrons of the military resale system. The convention will highlight the types of social media, how they are used, their use by DoD, each of the military resale activities and resale industry partners. Focus will be the emerging technologies that facilitate the phenomenon of social networking, and how the military resale industry uses this technology and media, such as Facebook, Twitter, iPhone apps, etc., to reach their patrons.

Are you and your military channel team Marketing to the "New Age" Military Social Media Consumer via social media in the military resale system? How does your company connect with the "New Age" Military Consumer? What Social Media Marketing venues are the various resale activities using, and how can you partner with them? You know about Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, but do know what Digg, StumbleUpon, Buzz, del.icio.us, Reddit, LinkedIn, Fark, Viadeo, Orkut, foursquare and apps are?

Why is the military market a good benchmark for advances in social media?

  • Military are the most technologically savvy demographic group
  • Military are exposed to the latest in technology every day
  • Deployments drive a lifestyle of cyber communication to stay connected

Highlights of the convention are:

Flying Fish Company. How one skeptical company saw a 30 percent increase in bookings through Social Media marketing

Bill Evans, Fleishman-Hillard Digital Group: "Social Media 101" will discuss the basics of the most commonly social media. What are these different platforms, their protocols and how do they work? What are Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, Buzz, del.icio.us, Reddit, LinkedIn, Fark, Viadeo, Orkut, foursquare, flickr, and smart phone apps?

Jeff Dade, Kantar Retail, "Integration of Social Media in Businesses." How are various companies using these different "New Age Cyber Marketing" platforms and protocols to reach consumers? Do these really work? How do consumers use PCs and mobile devices to decide what to buy on the shelf? How are preferences formed on line and how to penetrate this market? How do you participate? What are current retail strategies? What is your customer’s strategy?

Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness. How important are the benefits provided by the resale activities to our service members? What is the future of resale activities under Secretary Gates current DOD budget guidance? What is the status of 3 percent withholding ?

Stephen Gillett, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and General Manager of Digital Ventures at Starbucks. Stephen is recognized as one of the rising young stars in the IT industry and Starbucks is a retail leader in the use of social media. Stephen will provide real-world examples of how social media in transforming Starbucks' digital business.

Major General John D. Johnson, Acting Commander, I Corps. With 18,000 soldiers redeploying to Joint Base Lewis McChord after a year of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, MG Johnson will give an overview of I Corps units missions and accomplishments while in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peter Kenney, with Merrill Lynch will give an update on the economy as well as ALA's investments.

Joint Services presentation and panel discussion on Social Media. A joint presentation by AAFES, CGES, DeCA, MCX, NEXCOM and VCS on their use of social media.

What social media does each resale activity currently use and plan to use

  • Metrics on each? e.g., hits, Fans, Pokes, followers, etc.
  • Demographics of users if known?
  • How do they monitor and if so, how?
  • How is each facilities social media site maintained?

What, if any, is there access and restrictions on using social media?

How do they reach users — especially younger service members?

What social media venues are they sharing with manufacturers and brokers?

Resale Commanders provide next steps and needed collaboration

What are resale system electronic and internet sales strategies

Honorable Norm Dicks, Chairman of the House, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. If the Nation hopes to control the deficit it must take on entitlements:

A defense plan for the 21st century
Read the Full Story
The Washington Post, Stephen J. Hadley and William J. Perry
The issues in our report are sufficiently serious that we believe an explicit warning is appropriate. The aging inventories and equipment used by the services, the decline in the size of the Navy, escalating personnel entitlements, increased overhead and procurement costs, and the growing stress on our military forces amount to a looming train wreck in personnel, acquisition and force structure.

Big guns to cut out big war funds
Read the Full Story
The Washington Times, Rowan Scarborough
The Pentagon has begun a new hunt for cost savings that likely will lead to scaling back big-war weapons systems in favor of funding smaller conflicts typified by Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is selling the green-eyeshade exercise as a way to achieve more efficiencies by streamlining acquisition, cutting personnel and perhaps eliminating some organizations altogether.


So goes the President, so goes the secretary:
Recently President Obama called a group of industry leaders into the White House to discuss deficit reductions. The trend of corporate involvement continues.

Gates to CEOs: Work with me
Read the Full Story
Defense News, Vago Muradian and John T. Bennett
In a July 29 meeting at the Pentagon, sources said, Gates said that if the Defense Department cannot show progress in shifting billions of dollars from overhead and other unneeded costs to modernization, the White House and Office of Management and Budget officials will likely shift money themselves — from the Pentagon to domestic programs, deficit reduction, and economic stimulus.

Gates digs in on budget cuts
Read the Full Story
Wall Street Journal, Nathan Hodge
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met with more than a dozen top defense-industry executives last week to deliver a message: Start delivering cost savings, or the government will do it for you. The meeting raised the stakes for a sweeping initiative launched by Mr. Gates this earlier this summer to trim the fat from the $700 billion U.S. military budget.


Pentagon efforts to reprogram hit a snag:
Recent efforts by the Pentagon to move funds around to meet expected end of the year shortfalls has run into congressional opposition.

Panel rejects bid to divert funds for Bradley upgrades
Read the Full Story
National Journal's Congress Daily AM, Megan Scully
The House Armed Services Committee has denied a Defense Department request to transfer $153.8 million from Bradley Fighting Vehicle modernization efforts to cover unexpected operations and maintenance costs and other expenses. In a long reprogramming request sent to Capitol Hill in June, Pentagon comptroller Robert Hale sought approval to move $1.1 billion from various Defense Department and military accounts and programs, including the Bradley, to pay other bills.




Patrick B. Nixon
President, ALA





Washington Update


Special military leases give developers a leg up
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just inside Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where new Army employees are arriving from New Jersey as part of a military base relocation process, a new business complex is taking shape. The new tenants are contractors hoping to take advantage of a specially negotiated lease that allows developers to build on federal land and, in return, gives military installations a new way to get maintenance and construction done. More

Obama signs Afghanistan war spending measure
Yahoo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed a spending bill to pay for the troop "surge" aimed at turning around the faltering Afghan campaign. The measures have a total price tag of nearly 59 billion dollars, including 37 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan, 5.1 billion for natural disaster response in the United States, and 2.9 billion to relief efforts in Haiti. More

Officials weigh restructuring of post-war Marine Corps
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Marine Corps officials have launched a sweeping review of force structure and capabilities and plan to report by the end of year how the service should be arrayed for the future security environment, Navy Undersecretary Robert Work said recently. More

Marine Corps says, 'Damn the G-RAMM, full speed ahead!'
Small Wars Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During a presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Robert Work, the Undersecretary of the Navy discussed the prospects for the U.S. Marine Corps after Afghanistan. Work made it clear that he and the Navy Department are planning to return the Marine Corps to its naval roots. More

Obama: Administration attacking waste with a 'vengeance'
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President Obama signed legislation aimed at cutting down on inappropriate payments by federal agencies recently, saying "we have to challenge a status quo that accepts billions of dollars in waste as the cost of doing business." The legislation, known as the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, requires agencies to perform recovery audits on all their programs, and to produce corrective action plans to reduce overpayment errors. More

Commissary News




Study: Labels and brands matter
Candy and Snack Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Labels and brands exert more influence on consumers than price, according to a study in the Journal of Food Quality and Preference. The study found younger consumers taking both price and packaging into consideration, while older consumers tend to be loyal to brands, even if others are less expensive. More

Bacon prices reach all-time high
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bacon prices are rising because hog farmers trimmed their herds in 2008 and 2009, responding to pressures including a poor economy and concerns about the H1N1 virus. The price for fresh pork bellies is 53 percent higher than it was a year ago, at $1.35 a pound. More

Supermarkets feed shoppers' hunger for nutritional info
ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In-store dietitians and products clearly marked with a numeric rating are two ways U.S. supermarkets are dealing with their customers' desire to make better food choices. Developed by Yale University researchers, the NuVal System is the number that immediately tells a shopper how a product fares nutritionally. More

Grocery industry 'adjudicator' to crack down on supermarket bullying of farmers and suppliers
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Plans for an adjudicator to police a code of practice for the groceries industry have received a cautious welcome after years of pressure for the Government to intervene to ensure suppliers are treated fairly. The watchdog — which will be based within the Office of Fair Trading — will be able to investigate complaints, with farmers or suppliers able to remain anonymous to protect them from any repercussions. More

Helpline launched for grocery industry workers
Community Newswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A range of helpline services have been set up for people working in the grocery industry. Caravan, the National Grocers Benevolent Fund, has launched a new suite of helpline services designed to offer advice and support to all those working in the industry. More

Carrier offers greener refrigerated storage
Progressive Grocer    Share    Share on
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Carrier Transicold's Vector 5100 all electric refrigeration unit was developed as an environmentally responsible and energy-efficient solution for grocers that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage. The Vector 500 eliminates the noise, emissions and fuel consumption associated with traditional temporary cold storage approaches. More

Shoppers spend more on 'wellness'
Natural Product Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Shoppers have become more inclined to spend money on products aimed at "wellness," especially if those goods are fresh, according to a new consumer report. Since 2005, spending on wellness products shows an upward trend with the average household spending $148.48 per month on categories that have a wellness halo. More

Oil and water
Supermarket News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During the past three months, many fishing areas have been restricted and then reopened, prices for Gulf seafood have spiked and then stabilized, and retailers, fishermen and marketing boards have worked hard to shore up confidence in an industry that has long been a source of pride for the region. It's still difficult to predict what lies ahead. More
Commissary Web Posts

The following commissary items were posted to the ALA Website as of 10 AM, 5 August 2010:

PROMOTIONS
  • Fall Club Pack, Update #1.
  • DP #17, Update #1.
  • Halloween, Update #3.
  • DP #19, Far East Shipper & Promotion Quantities.
  • DP #18, Alaska Shipper & Promotion Quantities.
  • Summer Club Pack, Update #6.
  • September Case Lot, Update #4.
  • DP #14, Update #3.

NOTICES TO TRADE
  • 10-127, Round Table Discussion — DeCA Brand Name Turkey Merchandising Program.
  • 10-128, Cat Food Dry, Canned & Treats.
  • 10-130, Store Reset Dates — Yongsan.
  • 10-131, Store Reset Dates — Camp Carroll.

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Adds/Changes/Deletes for week 10-31.
  • Guard & Reserve On-Site Sale Schedule updates.
  • Sales Data — June 10 versus Jun 09 Region Sales Comparison.
  • FT10 Sales and Customers by Dept by Store by Month & YTD through June 10.


Exchange News


Why is America so fixed on food fads?
Salon    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New York Times recently announced that the Korean taco was going to be the next big thing riding into the East Coast, white-hot from its domination of Los Angeles — another episode in America's passionate love affair with faddy foods. This summer's flings include the popsicle, cakeballs and macarons, heirs apparent to the cupcake. More

Retailers pay more to get cargo
New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fighting for freight, retailers are outbidding each other to score scarce cargo space on ships, paying two to three times last year's freight rates — in some cases, the highest rates in five years. And still, many are getting merchandise weeks late. More

Cuisinart: Using social media to drive retail sales
Gourmet Retailer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In her presentation at a recent conference, "The Power of Social Media: Driving Shoppers to Retail, from First Point of Contact to Point of Sale," Mary Rodgers, director of marketing communications for Cuisinart and Waring focused on the utilization of social media to drive retail growth. More

Former McDonald's execs seek the fast-food grail: Healthy food America will eat
BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a move that may be a form of career atonement for fattening up America, two former McDonald's executives plan to launch a healthy fast-food restaurant chain tentatively titled Stephanie's Place. Their concept, as described on the company Web site: "a unique, lifestyle restaurant that will fulfill an unmet need in the marketplace: quality, fresh, great-tasting food that is good for you." More

CNG filling station on the way
The Norman Transcript    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Officials announced recently during the regular Norman, Okla. City Council meeting that the city has netted a $945,000 grant from the state's commerce department to build a compressed natural gas filling station. The filling station will include 15 slow-fill dispensers that'll allow up to 30 CNG vehicles to gas up overnight. More

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. COAST GUARD! 1790 - 2010

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NEXCOM wins aspect super user award

The Navy Exchange Service Command's Loss Prevention/Safety Department won the 2010 Aspect Super User Award. The Aspect Super User, awarded by Aspect, is presented to the company that utilizes the Aspect Elite Loss Prevention tool in the most widespread, unique or innovative method. NEXCOM received the award during Aspect's annual InterAct User Group Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

"We were honored to be given this award by Aspect," said Fritz Hirchert, NEXCOM's Vice President, Loss Prevention/Safety. "Aspect is used by more than 90 retailers in the United States and Canada. Here at NEXCOM, we use Aspect at Navy Exchange complexes around the world including our furniture stores, mini-marts and services."

Aspect is NEXCOM's exception based reporting system that captures a virtual detail tape of all electronic point-of-sale transactions. Aspect captures transaction log information and provides NEXCOM with the ability to analyze those details for signs of theft, fraud or operational concerns. The system also has the ability to provide automated exception reports based on NEX business rules and automatically notifies Loss Prevention/Safety management when these business rules have been violated.

"We continuously develop enhanced exception reports and training for our loss prevention/safety team members to identify theft and fraud at the point-of-sale in our locations throughout the world," said Tom Ruane, NEXCOM's Loss Prevention/Safety Program Manager for Investigations and Systems. "In addition to protecting the assets of the NEX, Aspect is a tool that supports other departments within the Command, such as operations, merchandising and finance."


AAFES Auto-Compliance Policy Discussion Questions & Answers

Last Week ALA VP, Bob Ellis used industry supplied questions to interview Rosie Schultz, Principle Trade Promotion Officer and Joel Gaugu on the AAFES Auto Compliance Program that was rolled out to industry on 1 August. Below are their replies. Please forward your questions and comments on this article to: bellis@ala-national.org.

Part 2 to be continued next week including a short interview with Dale Bryan, SVP AAFES Sales.

Question: What new changes can we expect to see on this program?

Response: The AAFES Compliance Program remains status quo, with the exception of transitioning the early/late segment from a manual billing process to automated billing.

Question: In general, direct to store FOB Destination programs are of particular concern as, in practice, those programs have not experienced significant chargeback's for non-compliance.

Response: Prior to the automation process, direct to store shipments were reviewed by external post auditors in the following year. The delay in claim generation caused difficulties to improve supply chain efficiencies for both AAFES and our suppliers. Store deliveries will now be reviewed in 'real time' environments which will allow immediate visibility of shipping issues and provide a more proactive approach to resolve them.

Question: Will suppliers be sanctioned for shipping too early? Is an email from the store sufficient justification/authorization for a supplier to rush a shipment?

Response: Store requested expedites should not be subjected to early/late charges as long as PO amendments are processed in sufficient time. Stores should communicate with the buyers to amend the PO's. There may be a problem with the lead times or an issue with a shipping channel that our buying staff needs to be aware of to provide better service to our stores. Regardless, if AAFES requests the order expedite, our suppliers will not be charged for the infraction.

Question: Even with buyer/store approval, will suppliers require PO amendments and/or in writing confirmation that it's ok to ship early.

Response: PO amendments should be performed for all ship/delivery adjustments. However, if AAFES requests an order to be expedited and a charge generates because we failed to process an amendment, the charge will be reversed with proof of the request. Any charge inquiries may be directed to coop@aafes.com.

Question: Is it +/- 3 calendar days or business days? If business days, then +/- 5 days would be more appropriate. If calendar days, then +/- 7 days would be more appropriate

Response: Based on shared information with other major retailers during a VCF retailer roundtable held this Spring, AAFES' total 7 calendar day window (3 days prior plus actual ship/deliver date plus 3 days after) was equal to or greater than the majority of other retailer's ship/delivery windows. AAFES has actually added +2 days to the AAFES Compliance Program for destination PO's.

Question: I understand it is Critical to ensure the appropriate vendor prep time is maintained in AAFES' system and applied to all Purchase Orders and all supplier vendor codes. Numerous examples of PO's that don't reflect the agreed-upon vendor prep time as provided on the AAFES ARA (i.e. order arrives on Monday with requested ship date of Wednesday, however ARA states supplier is to have 14 days prep time).

Response: Vendor lead times are very important to manage the supply chain and updates to prep time will need to be communicated from the vendor to ensure proper system input. If a discrepancy is found between the "Contractor Lead Time" as stated in the ARA and what is in the system, suppliers should address the discrepancy with the buying team for corrective action. If charges occur before corrective action is taken, the charges will be adjusted. If corrective action is not taken within a reasonable timeframe, suppliers should escalate the discrepancy to the Divisional Merchandise Manager. The goal is for both AAFES and our vendor partners to agree on the time required for a PO to be executed.

Question: How does AAFES' system calculate the delivery date? We've heard it's a function of LG? How is it done and who controls? Is logic built in based on the suppliers' shipping point?

Response: AAFES calculates the delivery date based on the lead times provide by the vendor and LG. LG calculates lead time using a Supplier's origin of shipment as the basis of the calculation to determine time required to deliver to PO destination. Any changes to lead time can come at the request of the impact team (Buyer/Planner) if a change is required. It is important that lead times are maintained and accurate and to ensure realistic delivery dates are communicated to ensure timely PO execution and delivery.

Question: Can you verify that the destination point/date for offshore store orders that are initially routed to a CONUS DC or Consolidator relates to the date the goods arrive at the CONUS DC or Consolidator (i.e. the initial "Ship To" address), not the final destination.

Response: The Automated Compliance Program claims apply only to CONUS PO's at this time. The program excludes overseas/offshore shipments.

Question: When does AAFES 'see' the delivery date of a PO? When order is received into the AAFES system? The supplier will say the goods are delivered when FedEx or UPS drops off as suppliers cannot control when AAFES receives the PO (numerous examples of receiving delays especially during Q3/Q4).

Response: FOB Destination suppliers are held to the Required Delivery Date (RDD). The actual delivery date is taken from the receiving facility’s freight register when the goods are accepted from the carrier. Any claims generated with discrepancies of actual delivery may be resolved with a carrier Proof of Delivery (POD). FOB Origin suppliers must adhere to the Scheduled Ship Date (SSD). The actual ship date is taken from the supplier's ASN to prevent charges generating from late carrier pickups.

Question: If a supplier feels it has been unfairly charged back, what is the appropriate path of appeal? Buying team? LG? Co-Op? Who ultimately has 'veto' power over these compliance chargeback's — we're receiving mixed messages from different buying groups as to whether the buyer will be able to reverse these chargeback's.

Response: Any charge disputes may be referred to coop@aafes.com. The TPM team will liaise with the Buyers, Suppliers and LG to resolve disputes.

Question: Are there certain categories/suppliers that will be given exemptions and not be subject to this program? What is the logic/rationale for giving certain suppliers exemptions and not others.

Response: SD Senior Mgt may grant exemptions to suppliers for rare and extenuating circumstances. Each case will be closely scrutinized to determine if an exemption is warranted.

Question: There is concern about suppliers and beneficial programs that have been in existence for AAFES (such as suppliers offering FOB Origin cost to AAFES, but paying freight for AAFES orders, while not paying freight for other retailers).

Response: The goal of the AAFES Compliance Program is to improve everyone's business by making our supply chain as efficient as possible. The visibility that the program provides will allow both buyers and suppliers to identify shipping issues quickly and to resolve any potential inventory concerns that may hurt our business partnership.


::: AAFES Executive Announcement :::
Promotions & Assignments

On behalf of the Commander, AAFES, I am pleased to announce the following executive promotions. Please help me in congratulating these deserving associates:
  • Dawn H. Barnett, PB 4F Financial Analyst III (S), Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Senior Project Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Christy J. Beenenga, PB 4F Sales and Merchandise Manager, Ramstein Exchange, Europe Region to the position of PB 5A Store Manager (MS), Wright Patterson AFB, Central Region in September 2010.

  • Jonathan C. Beranek, PB 4F Application Systems Program Analyst III, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Systems Analyst Lead, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Bradley H. Bingham, PB 4F Financial Analyst III (S), Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Senior Project Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in August 2010.

  • Neta L. Bledsoe, PB 4F Business Analyst III, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Call Center Manager, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES in August 2010.

  • Robert C. Carter, PB 4F Financial Analyst III (S), Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A General Accounting Operations Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

  • Timothy D. Cline, PB 5B Network Administrator, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5C Information Technology Operations Manager, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • David A. Crain, PB 5A General Manager, Patrick AFB Exchange, Eastern Region to the position of PB 5B General Manager, Fort Lee Exchange, Eastern Region in July 2010.

  • Gregory F. Deblois, PB 4F Project Manager II, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Senior Project Manager, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in June 2010.

  • Tamara L. Eaker, PB 5C Chief Strategic Marketing, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5D Catalog & E-Commerce Manager, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Ernilda T. Eiley, PB 5B Store Manager (MS), Fort Belvoir Exchange, Eastern Region to the position of PB 5C General Manager, Andrews AFB Exchange, Eastern Region in August 2010.

  • Cathy J. Ely, PB 5A General Manager, Fort Huachuca Exchange, Western Region to the position of PB 5B General Manager, Davis Monthan AFB Exchange, Western Region in September 2010.

  • Roger Hugh, PB 4F Business Systems Analyst III (S), Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Financial Analysis Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Mikel T. Hunter, PB 4E Service Business Manager, Fort Campbell Exchange, Central Region to the position of PB 5A Region Services Program Specialist, Central Region, HQ AAFES in October 2010.

  • Jennifer M. Johnsen, PB 5A Senior Corporate Communications Specialist, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5B Chief Strategic Corporate Communication, Marketing Directorate, HQ AAFES in June 2010.

  • James A. Jordan, PB 5D Assistant Treasurer, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5E Director Financial Analysis, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

  • Daniel D. King, PB 5D Director Sales Directorate Support, Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5E Vice President Strategic Partnership, Strategic Plan Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

  • Karl S. Landwehr, PB 5C Information Technology Security & Risk Manager, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5D Director Supply Chain System, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in June 2010.

  • Brian Lawrence, PB 5C Investment Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5D Assistant Treasurer, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

  • Charlotte G. Lyon, PB 4E Quality Assurance Analyst II, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5A Systems Analyst Lead, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Brett A. McCormick, PB 4F Business Analyst III (Services), Japan Exchange, Pacific Region to the position of PB 5A Business Program Specialist (Services), Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES in August 2010.

  • Colleen T. Murray, PB 4F General Manager (Dual), Fairchild Exchange, Western Region to the position of PB 5A General Manager, Fort Huachuca Exchange, Western Region in September 2010.

  • Trinidad X. Saucedo, PB 5D Area Manager, Central Region to the position of PB 5E Region Vice President, Central Region in July 2010.

  • William E. Shoffner, PB 4E Store Manager (MS), Shaw AFB Exchange, Eastern Region to the position of PB 5A Store Manager (MS), Fort Dix Exchange, Eastern Region in September 2010.

  • Jack P. Story III, PB 5B Assistant Director for Restaurant Development, Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5C Director of Food Programs, Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010

  • Phillip T. Tencick, PB 5B Pension Analyst, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5C Investment Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

  • Tommy C. Ward, PB 5A General Accounting Operations Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of PB 5B Pension Analyst, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES in September 2010.

On behalf of the Commander, AAFES, I am pleased to announce the following executive assignments. Please help me in congratulating these deserving associates:
  • William R. Fair, General Manager, Camp Humphries Exchange, Pacific Region to the position of Senior Master Planner, Real Estate Directorate, (DS: Korea, Pacific Region) in August 2010.

  • Gregory W. Hardin, General Accounting Operation Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of General Accounting Operation Manager, Gruenstadt Exchange, Europe Region in September 2010.

  • David G. Lee, Region Facility Manager, Logistics Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of Region Facility Manager, Eastern Region, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Ezra D. Lewis, Telecommunication Engineer Analyst, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of Information Technology Field Support Manager, Information Technology Directorate (DS: Okinawa, Pacific Region) in July 2010.

  • William M. Moring, Financial Analysis Manager, Finance & Accounting Directorate, HQ AAFES to the position of Merchandise Financial Manager, Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES in July 2010.

  • Darryl E. Porter, Area Manager, Western Region to the position of Director of Store Communications, Sales Directorate, HQ AAFES in October 2010.

  • Laurence P. Ronke, General Manager (Dual), Fort Wainwright Exchange, Pacific Region to the position of Store Manager (MS), Fort Meade Exchange, Eastern Region in September 2010.

  • Craig L. Rowland, Information Technology Field Support Manager, Information Technology Directorate (DS: Okinawa, Pacific Region) to the position of Telecommunication Engineer Analyst, Information Technology Directorate, HQ AAFES in August 2010.

Washington Update

Commercial sponsorship
U.S. Department of Homeland Security    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Coast Guard's Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation commercial sponsorship program is an advertising avenue for your company's product or service with the opportunity to reach nearly 300,000 potential customers. These potential customers are comprised of active duty, reserve, civilian employees, Auxiliary members, retirees, family members, and other authorized MWR patrons. Let us help you achieve your marketing goals through professionally managed sponsorship and advertising programs. More

Coast Guard exchange system scholarship program
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Recognizing the value of education and benefits it brings to the Coast Guard Family, the Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Program provides additional financial resources to Team Coast Guard dependent children embarking on undergraduate college/university studies. The Program provides scholarships to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists that meet eligibility requirements. More
 


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