AAFES celebrates 116th birthday in Iraq

The "We go where you go" military retailer has served the U.S. Armed Forces since 1895

The Exchange's Kelly Franz and Rebecca Santee, Sgt. Maj. Joseph Allen, General Lloyd Austin III, Lt. Col. Gary Pawlak and the Exchange's Rick Harpham

DALLAS — The Exchange's Camp Liberty, Iraq, location marked the 116th birthday of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service retailer with U.S. Iraq forces leadership in attendance.

The Exchange's Camp Liberty store manager Kelly Franz and general manager Rebecca Santee got some help getting the celebration started from Multi-National Corps - Iraq command sgt. maj. Joseph Allen, U.S. Forces - Iraq commanding general Lloyd Austin III, Exchange liaison officer lt. col. Gary Pawlak and the Exchange's area manager in Iraq Rick Harpham.

In addition to a cake-cutting ceremony, troops were treated to an Exchange trivia contest and drawing for a Wii gaming system, the Exchange reported.

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