AAFES Presents Check to MWR

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LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Leo Aguado, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) LA Service Business Manager, left, and Ms. Sunny Britt, AAFES LA Administrative Assistant, present a dividend check to Col Becky Beers, LA Garrison commander, for more than $237K July 5 at the base. The check represents a portion of the sales from Airmen, Guardians, civilians, retirees and family members who shop at the LA Exchange and who patronize vendors. Out of every dollar that is left over, after payroll and expenses are paid, some 60 cents goes to help fund MWR programs. The other portion goes into a capital improvement fund which helps with renovations of the exchange. With the decline in COVID, the dividend check for this year is an increase from last year. 

CMSGT Michael Groder, acting senior enlisted leader for the Garrison, back row, Senior Airman Paighton Sills, 61st FSS, Mr. Tony Chatfield, 61st FSS director, and MSGT Marisa De La Fuente, 61st FSS, also accepted the check which helps fund MWR activities. “Every dollar at you spend at AAFES stays on base,” said Chatfield. “It’s a direct investment in programs that benefit you. These funds help off-set the cost of programs at the main base and Ft. Mac. It would be difficult to execute these programs with that dividend check.”