Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Focuses on Serving Airmen in South Dakota

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor is welcomed by Col. Russ Walz, 114th Fighter Wing commander, during his visit to the Sioux Falls Exchange April 24, 2015.  Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor is welcomed by Col. Russ Walz, 114th Fighter Wing commander, during his visit to the Sioux Falls Exchange April 24, 2015. Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor, and Col. Russ Walz, 114th Fighter Wing commander, discuss the benefits of having the Sioux Falls Exchange at Joe Foss Field, S.D. April 24, 2015 . Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor, and Col. Russ Walz, 114th Fighter Wing commander, discuss the benefits of having the Sioux Falls Exchange at Joe Foss Field, S.D. April 24, 2015 . Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor, meets with Sherri Oster, the Sioux Falls Exchange store manager, during his visit to the 114th Fighter Wing April 24, 2015. Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Army & Air Force Exchange Service's senior enlisted advisor, meets with Sherri Oster, the Sioux Falls Exchange store manager, during his visit to the 114th Fighter Wing April 24, 2015. Applegate toured the Exchange facility and met with Airmen to address how the Exchange can better serve them. (National Guard photo By Senior Airman Duane Duimstra/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Senior Enlisted Advisor is working to ensure Airmen at the South Dakota Air National Guard Base get the products and service they deserve.

While visiting the base on April 24, Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate toured Exchange facilities and met with Airmen and community members to address how the Exchange can serve them better.

"I always look forward to visiting Airmen in person and hearing how we can customize Exchange support," Chief Applegate said. "I want the South Dakota military community to know that the Exchange is engaged and ready to tailor offerings to their unique needs."

Chief Applegate is one of 45 active-duty service members assigned to the Exchange. The Exchange also employs about 35,000 civilian associates worldwide.

Exchange prices are very competitive, Chief Applegate said, and shoppers can find name brands online at www.shopmyexchange.com

"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 Airmen's quality of life, he said.

"For every dollar earned, historically 67 cents comes back to the military community through the Air Force Services dividend," Chief Applegate said. "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 shopmyexchange.com.