JULY 20, 2022 – NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal will be a guest on Chief Chat, a military-exclusive Facebook Live program hosted by the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby.
The military-exclusive will look into Shaq’s NBA career, music and acting ventures, and entrepreneurial success, such as his partnership with The Alkaline Water Company, which due to their professional relationship, is now sold in Army & Air Force Exchange service locations worldwide, on Thursday, July 21st at 12:00PM EST.
Since April 2020, Chief Chat hosted more than 100 guests, including actors Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Mayim Bialik, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tom Selleck, country superstar Garth Brooks, music mogul Sean Combs, rock legend Tommy Lee, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, comedian Jon Stewart, war hero Marcus Luttrell, 18th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, author James Patterson and other actors, musicians, athletes and military leaders.
The public is invited to join the live program on July 21st at 12:00PM EST.
The direct link to the interview is: https://www.facebook.com/watch/77241077755/373441556898588
Past guests include Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López, and a series of Medal of Honor recipients. Other notable personalities include Matthew McConaughey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Garth Brooks. All 80-plus episodes can be found on the Exchange’s Facebook playlist.
Viewers can watch the interviews on the Exchange’s Facebook page. Like and follow the Exchange on Facebook and sign up for reminders for upcoming chats. The schedule for Chief Chats can also be found on the Exchange’s online community Hub.
“In so many of our chats, these big-name stars have been quick to point out who our Nation’s real heroes are: service members and military families,” Osby said. “The Exchange is looking forward to bringing more military-exclusive opportunities to the best customers in the world in 2021.”
Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.2 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.