Exchange senior enlisted advisor visits Goodfellow
By Marisa Wolfe, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
/ Published June 15, 2018
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service senior enlisted advisor, visited Goodfellow to tour AAFES facilities June 14.
“The Exchange is committed to support the readiness and resiliency of Goodfellow Soldiers and Airmen,” said Reyes. “As a partner in the Healthy Army Communities and Air Force Smarter Fueling initiative, we are leaning forward to provide better-for-you dining, snacking and shopping at Exchange restaurants, Expresses and main stores.”
During his visit, Reyes met with Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, Col. Robert Ramirez, 17th TRW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Stein, 17th TRW acting command chief, to discuss how AAFES and Goodfellow can support each other.
“AAFES is a facility that naturally gives back to the military,” said Stein. “It’s important that those even at the corporate level have an idea of the training aspects that go on here at Goodfellow and really what all our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines need to sustain their training while they are here.”
Every time a service member shops at the Exchange, grabs a snack at the Express or dines at an Exchange restaurant, they make life better at Goodfellow. One hundred percent of Exchange earnings support quality-of-life programs including: military uniforms at cost, school lunches below cost for warfighters’ children overseas, child development centers, youth programs, fitness centers, and career opportunities for spouses, veterans and wounded warriors.
“Last year, the Goodfellow Exchange generated more than $320,000 on behalf of quality-of-life programs,” Reyes said. “Shopping the Exchange makes life better for every member of the military community.”
While at Goodfellow, Reyes wanted to ensure service members had options for a Be Fit lifestyle.
All of Goodfellow’s restaurants offer better-for-you choices, Reyes said, including Subway, Maximus Nutrition, Smoothies and Things and Burger King. The updated minimart also features a revamped Express stocked with grab-and-go snacks such as fresh fruits, salads and sports nutrition.
“The Exchange is listening to our shoppers and regularly expanding its Be Fit offerings,” Reyes explained.
Be Fit is more than maintaining proper nutrition, Reyes said, noting that the Exchange has implemented an all-encompassing approach to wellness. For example, in the Main Exchange, the Be Fit shop brings athletic wear, shoes and gear together in a one-stop shop, with the look and feel of sporting goods store.
“Wellness is key to resiliency,” Reyes concluded. “Staying active and making better-for-you choice go hand-in-hand with ensuring Soldiers and Airmen are ready for wherever the mission takes them.”