I suggest the Air Force and possibly the entire DoD contract out AAFES (or like) factilities at installation level. Yes, in many ways AAFES does have a difficult mission, however in many ways it's no different then companies like Walmart/COSCO. Those companies also support/run international factilities and I believe that they would be willing to start up outlets in deployed areas for those that complain that only AAFES ...more »
Allow Walmart to compete for AAFES contract. Walmart has the market for the best retailer in America with the lowest prices. AAFES is overpriced and runs a monopoly. Change the rules and allow Walmart to compete for the Base Exchange/Post Exchange/Navy Exchange and see who wins. I shop at Walmart even when overseas, it is cheaper to shop at Walmart, pay shipping than it is to shop at AAFES. Walmart has a better selection, ...more »
Change AAFES and DECA shopping policy to include DoD civilians. Doing so will increase cash flow to both these agencies and make them more competitive with their commercial counterparts. A side effect will be an increase in productivity in federal civilians who would otherwise go off instillation to shop during their lunch hour and after work. The increased sales could also lead to more AAFES and DECA jobs.
It is AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) policy to change the locks and re-key every door of an entire facility everytime a senior manager leaves the facility no matter what the reason (not just fired: retirements, promotions, & transfers too). This activity, system wide is a costly waste of money; make the store managers account for keys no different than the military does. We don't re-key hangers (housing millions ...more »