BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor is working to ensure Airmen at Buckley Air Force Base get the products and services they deserve.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate met with Buckley leaders and Airmen from March 25-27, addressing how The Exchange at Buckley can better serve the community, including beefing up its assortment of name-brand merchandise in store and online.
"I always look forward to visiting Airmen in person and hearing how we can customize exchange support," Applegate said. "I want Team Buckley to know that the exchange is engaged and ready to tailor offerings to the unique needs of the community."
Applegate is one of 45 active-duty service members assigned to the exchange, which also employs about 35,000 civilian associates worldwide.
During his visit, Applegate discussed how the exchange can offer better selection and value.
"The exchange works hard to be the first choice for Airmen at Buckley," Applegate said. "Part of being the first choice means offering top brands shoppers want. Exchange shoppers deserve the best, and we're bringing names such as Apple, Michael Kors and Coach."
Exchange prices on name brands are very competitive, Applegate said, and shoppers can find more top brands online at the exchange website
"These competitive prices, coupled with tax-free savings in-store and online, give shoppers tremendous value," he said.
Shoppers do more than save when buying from the exchange. Money from every purchase goes back to improving quality of life at Buckley, he said.
"For every dollar earned, historically 67 cents comes back to the military community through the Air Force Services dividend," Applegate said. "In 2014, sales at the Buckley Exchange generated about $480,000 on behalf of service programs. Every time shoppers buy from the exchange, they are making life better for their entire military community."
For more information about the exchange and exchange programs, visit the exchange website