Beale BX grand reopening

Charlie Marshall (left), base exchange store manager, Col Christopher Stricklin, 9th Reconnaissance Wing vice commander, Mary Omler, BX general manager, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski (right), 9th RW command chief, cut the ribbon at Beale Air Force Base Exchange grand reopening Feb. 25, 2016. The approximate $1.9 million project included new flooring, a floor plan to accommodate an expanded product line, new displays and a new central checkout location.

Charlie Marshall (left), base exchange store manager, Col Christopher Stricklin, 9th Reconnaissance Wing vice commander, Mary Omler, BX general manager, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski (right), 9th RW command chief, cut the ribbon at Beale Air Force Base Exchange grand reopening Feb. 25, 2016. The approximate $1.9 million project included new flooring, a floor plan to accommodate an expanded product line, new displays and a new central checkout location.

Senior Airman Austin Kauffman, enters a raffle for a free drawing at the newly renovated Base exchange gun shop at Beale Air Force Base, California, Feb 25, 2016. The approximate $1.9 million project included new flooring, a floor plan to accommodate an expanded product line, new displays and a new central checkout location.

Senior Airman Austin Kauffman, enters a raffle for a free drawing at the newly renovated Base exchange gun shop at Beale Air Force Base, California, Feb 25, 2016. The approximate $1.9 million project included new flooring, a floor plan to accommodate an expanded product line, new displays and a new central checkout location.

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 44-year old Beale Air Force Base Exchange is welcoming military personnel and their families Feb. 25, 2016, after seven months of renovation.

The approximate $1.9 million project included new flooring, a floor plan to accommodate an expanded product line, new displays and a new central checkout location.

"The store's new layout is an essential improvement," said Mary Omler, BX general manager. "During this entire process, Team Beale has been very supportive and now we can provide them a better shopping experience."

After the ribbon cutting, customers walked into a remodeled BX to view the changes and participate in the grand reopening activities.

"Today is a culmination of a significant amount of hard work, dedication and vision to care for our Airmen and their families," said Command Chief Master Sgt. Randall Kwiatkowski.