Exchange senior enlisted advisor visits SJ

Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Army and Air Force Exchange Service senior enlisted advisor, visits with employees from the Exchange, Dec. 7, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During his visit, Reyes toured the Exchange and witnessed how it’s supporting Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera)

Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Army and Air Force Exchange Service senior enlisted advisor, congratulates and coins Sonya Lee, Seymour Johnson Exchange human resources assistant, during his tour, Dec. 7, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Lee is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing and placing workers at the Exchange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera)

Bob White (left), Army and Air Force Exchange Service senior vice president, and Col. Brian Armstrong (right), 4th Fighter Wing vice commander, walk to the surrey to start the tour, Dec. 7, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During the tour, the attendees were able to tour the base as well as visit the Exchange and meet with the employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Dec. 7 to learn more about the mission of Team Seymour.

During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes toured the Exchange to get a firsthand look at how it’s supporting Airmen, as well as meet with 4th Fighter Wing leaders.

“Raising a family is hard,” Reyes said. “The Exchange strives to make it more affordable by offering value, convenience and brands parents can depend on for clothing, shoes and even diapers.”

The Exchange puts clothing within reach for most any budget. Children’s clothing, including name-brand clothing, is priced at $5, $7.50, $10, $15 and $20—below the competition and all tax free.

“This is a tremendous benefit,” Reyes said. “Parents on a budget can walk in and buy a complete outfit for their kids for $20 or less.”

In children’s footwear, the Exchange has $10 shoes for toddlers, boys and girls.

Diapers, a necessity and expense for growing families, are priced competitively at the Exchange with name brands and the Exchange private label offerings at prices that can’t be beat.

“Exchange Select diapers are a low-cost alternative, saving families an average of 20 percent to 50 percent over comparable brands,” Reyes said.

Every time Airmen and families shop their Exchange, they generate support that makes life better for Team Seymour. For every dollar the Exchange earns, historically 67 cents is returned to military quality-of life-programs, including Outdoor Recreation.

“Last year, sales at the Seymour Johnson Exchange generated nearly $400,000 on behalf of critical quality-of-life programs,” said Reyes. “Every time Airmen shop at the Exchange, they are doing their part to make Seymour Johnson a great place to raise a family.”

Reyes is one of about 30 active-duty service members assigned to the Exchange. The Exchange also employs approximately 34,000 civilian associates worldwide. During his visit, he thanked Exchange associates for their contribution.

“Since 1895, the Exchange has provided a lifeline to our nation’s service members and their families,” Reyes said. “The Exchange is family serving family. Whether supporting troops downrange or here at home, our team is committed to serving those who serve wherever their services take them.”

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