New post exchange opens at Camp Shelby

CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Soldiers at Camp Shelby, along with military retirees and dependent family members, have a new place to shop and save money on clothing, electronics, snacks, magazines and other items. Today, a ribbon was cut to officially open the new post exchange at Camp Shelby.

The nearly $2 million facility was constructed over the past 2 years. A half-million dollar new military clothing store has also been built.

The new exchange is larger and has more consumer items to choose from.

"In our old store, we had a about 5,500 square feet...this store here represents about 15,000 square feet, so the bottom line is that it's 3 times as big as our other store and that allows us to basically offer up more of our products and services that you would normally not see in a smaller store," said Major General Bruce Casella, commanding general for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).

"We feel like we kind of went from rags to riches in a way, with basically, a world class facility here," said Colonel Steve Parham, commander of Camp Shelby.

The new facility is also the first at a guard and reserve post to carry a brand new, exchange logo.

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