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Fort Stewart AAFES icon retiring after 50 years
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Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee Jeanette Phillips is retiring after 50 years of service.

Phillips began her career June 15, 1967, when the main Post Exchange was located near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Fort Stewart.

Other portions of the PX were spread along an area where the new main chapel is now. Phillips’ first job was as a sales associate behind the jewelry counter, making $.95 an hour. As new assignments and advancements occurred, she worked her way up to her current position as customer service supervisor.

Due to her extensive knowledge of AAFES rules and regulations, and her desire to always place the customer first, she was an outstanding employee and often advised new employees. A number of those she worked with in years past and who helped her in advancing her career are now gone, but she remembers them fondly and the influence they had on her career. As a lifelong resident of Fleming, Phillips is looking forward to her new career as a great-grandmother.

There will be a pay as you go dinner at Club Stewart beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

Friends and associates are encouraged to come out and wish Phillips the best in her new career in life.

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