Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Focuses on Improving Quality of Life at Schofield Barracks

By SSG Mark A. KauffmanNovember 17, 2023

On Nov. 16, On Nov. 15, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander, Army Col. Steve McGunegle, the Exchange’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange’ Pacific Region Commander Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck, Exchange’ Pacific Region Senior Enlisted Advisor Sgt. Maj. Generose Green, Regional Vice President of Korea/Hawaii/Samoa and Kwajalein Jennifer M. Jordan and Hawaii General Manager Michael Ryan pose for a picture after the meeting. The purpose for the office call was to discuss the Exchange’s commitment to make life better for Soldiers and their families who are stationed at Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army Photo by USAG-Hawaii Public Affairs)
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – On Nov. 16, On Nov. 15, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander, Army Col. Steve McGunegle, the Exchange’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange’ Pacific Region Commander Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck, Exchange’ Pacific Region Senior Enlisted Advisor Sgt. Maj. Generose Green, Regional Vice President of Korea/Hawaii/Samoa and Kwajalein Jennifer M. Jordan and Hawaii General Manager Michael Ryan pose for a picture after the meeting. The purpose for the office call was to discuss the Exchange’s commitment to make life better for Soldiers and their families who are stationed at Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army Photo by USAG-Hawaii Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
On Nov. 16, On Nov. 15, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander, Army Col. Steve McGunegle, the Exchange’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange’ Pacific Region Commander Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck, Exchange’ Pacific Region Senior Enlisted Advisor Sgt. Maj. Generose Green, Regional Vice President of Korea/Hawaii/Samoa and Kwajalein Jennifer M. Jordan and Hawaii General Manager Michael Ryan pose for a picture after the meeting. The purpose for the office call was to discuss the Exchange’s commitment to make life better for Soldiers and their families who are stationed at Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army Photo by USAG-Hawaii Public Affairs)
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – On Nov. 16, On Nov. 15, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander, Army Col. Steve McGunegle, the Exchange’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange’ Pacific Region Commander Air Force Col. Jason L. Beck, Exchange’ Pacific Region Senior Enlisted Advisor Sgt. Maj. Generose Green, Regional Vice President of Korea/Hawaii/Samoa and Kwajalein Jennifer M. Jordan and Hawaii General Manager Michael Ryan pose for a picture after the meeting. The purpose for the office call was to discuss the Exchange’s commitment to make life better for Soldiers and their families who are stationed at Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army Photo by USAG-Hawaii Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor is ensuring Schofield Barracks Soldiers and their families have what they need to stay ready and resilient.

During his visit to Schofield Barracks on Nov. 16, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby toured Exchange facilities and met with United States Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander, Col. Steve McGunegle to discuss how the Department of Defense retailer can improve the quality of life for the community.

“The Exchange is all in to make Schofield Barracks a great place to work and live,” said Osby, one of about 30 active-duty service members assigned to the Exchange. “We’re committed to expanding and improving our services and options to best serve the community.”

The Schofield Barracks Exchange recently added name-brand clothing from Old Navy, Gap, American Eagle and Aerie to their lineup giving Soldiers and their families more clothing options.

Earlier this month, the main store started it’s $14.3 million image upgrade project that will give the facility a complete face lift with polish concrete floors throughout, new restrooms and new lighting and paint in the food court. The re-grand opening is scheduled for the middle of next year about the same time their Express completes their remodeling.

Throughout Schofield Barracks, the Exchange has installed nine self-checkout registers at the main store and 22 more at the Expresses and other facilities to help reduce customer wait times. Exchange associates are still available to assist shoppers throughout the store.

Every time service members shop their Exchange—whether in person or at ShopMyExchange.com—they are strengthening their community. 100% of Exchange earnings are reinvested into the military community through funding for critical Quality-of-Life programs, as well as capital improvements. In the last 10 years, the Exchange worldwide has contributed $3.5 billion in earnings to Quality-of-Life programs.

“It matters where you shop,” Osby said. “Small changes can make a big difference in a community. The Exchange is passionate about enhancing the quality of life for our heroes.”