Exchange Salutes CMSAF Bass with Inaugural Warfighter Quality of Life Champion Award


DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will salute Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass with its inaugural Warfighter Quality of Life Champion Award during an on-field presentation, on Nov. 5 in Arlington, Texas, at the Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic presented by USAA—the annual Army vs. Air Force football game.

“Service is a way of life for CMSAF Bass,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, USMA Class of 1973. “For nearly 30 years, she has leaned forward to protect, preserve and strengthen hard-earned benefits for Airmen and their families. The Exchange is honored to recognize CMSAF Bass and is grateful for all she has done for our Nation.”

The Exchange’s Warfighter Quality of Life Champion Award honors those have made significant contributions to Warfighters and their families.

Bass enlisted in the Air Force in 1993. She is the first woman to serve as the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer in any of the military services. In her current role, she focuses on building the Total Force with a focus on people, readiness and culture. She also serves on the Exchange’s Board of Directors.

The Exchange, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is a partner with Army West Point Sports and Air Force Athletics.

Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at

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