New AAFES Exchange opening July 4th in Erbil, Iraq
Construction on the new AAFES Exchange on Erbil AB in Iraq began in January 2019 overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Essayons. The new facility officially opens July 4, 2019. It will serve a significant base population of U.S. and coalition soldiers and civilians. The new facility replaces a mobile expeditionary unit which consists of two semi-trailers providing approximately 650 square-feet of retail space. The new store has more than 2,100 square feet of retail floor space to provide necessary commodities and popular merchandise. It will also have a Western Union financial service area, almost 500 square-feet of warehouse space and stocking area, administrative office space, a dedicated communications closet, and covered exterior entrance and break areas.