Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Focuses on Serving Airmen in South Dakota

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  • By Julie Mitchell
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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

"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."

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