The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange at Ledward Barracks officially closes June 15 but will relocate basic commodities like soap and undergarments to its shoppette at Conn Barracks.
Garrison officials are on track to close the garrison here by September 2014, and have prompted AAFES to prepare the PX building for turnover by then. The decision at AAFES higher headquarters to close Schweinfurt's PX down in June was driven largely by the need to stick to that timeline.
"We want to shut down, turn over and clean up by the end of July," said store manager Diana Norton, who took over last summer. With 36 years of AAFES experience, Norton worked and helped close the Wurzburg shoppette before coming to Schweinfurt.