Actor Mark Wahlberg showed his support for Soldiers and Airmen during his visit to Army & Air Force Exchange Service headquarters in Dallas on April 3. Wahlberg met with Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull '73, Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes and service members assigned to the Exchange, including Military Community Outreach Liaison COL Collin Fortier '90 (behind Wahlberg, at left), Deputy Logistics Director COL Doug Vallejo '91 (back row, fourth from right), Command Engineer COL Juan Saldivar '92 (third from right) and Environmental & Safety Division Chief MAJ Tom Piazze '01 (third from left).
The Exchange and Wahlberg are partnering to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Airmen around the world. Performance Inspired, a line of sports nutrition products founded by Wahlberg, can be found in Exchange stores and at ShopMyExchange.com. And, through an agreement with the Exchange, Wahlburgers—the fast-casual restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg—is planning to open at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the spring of 2020. Other locations for Wahlburgers are being explored.
Wahlberg supported Army West Point Athletics as a guest of the Exchange during the 119th Army-Navy Game.