AAFES Nears Hiring Goal For Veterans, Military Spouses

Editor’s Note: This release was edited by Larry Lapka

AAFES Nears Hiring Goal For Veterans, Military Spouses • DALLAS

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) announced during the week of this year’s Veterans Day that it is closing in on its goal of hiring 50,000 veterans and military spouses by year’s end or early in calendar year 2021.

AAFES reported that since 2013, it has hired more than 47,000 Veterans and military spouses. Today, approximately 85 percent of Exchange associates share a connection with the military.

“Veterans and military spouses play a vital role in helping the Exchange fulfill its mission,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Working for the Exchange is a quality-of-life force multiplier for military families, with veterans and spouses receiving hiring preference.”

ASSOCIATE TRANSFER PROGRAM

The Exchange’s Associate Transfer Program gives military spouses an opportunity to retain employment through PCSs, allowing them to keep their benefits.

Kris Cubacub, assistant store manager at the JB San Antonio-Lackland BMT South Troop Store, Texas, has worked for the Exchange since 2013. Through the program, he has moved twice with his wife, Air Force 1st Lt. Lauren Morales.

“As military spouses, we’re frequently transferring to different locations, and the Exchange has allowed me to maintain a leadership position through every move,” Cubacub said, including serving as a customer service supervisor; PowerZone supervisor; Hardlines department manager and services business manager at Offutt AFB, Neb., before transferring to the JBSA-Randolph Exchange and then to Lackland.

“The Exchange has provided an opportunity to have a meaningful career with a mission that is second to none,” he said. “I am an example of the Exchange’s unyielding support for our armed forces and their families.”

Veterans, military spouses and others seeking employment with the Exchange can visit ApplyMyExchange.com to find job openings worldwide.

Source: AAFES

Edited by Larry Lapka

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Kris Cubacub, assistant store manager at the JB San Antonio-Lackland BMT South Troop Store, Texas, has worked for the Exchange since 2013. Through the Exchange’s Associate Transfer Program, he has moved twice with his wife, Air Force 1st Lt. Lauren Morales, yet maintained leadership positions through each move.

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