New NEX Opens in Romania

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced May 15 the opening of its newest NEX in Deveselu, Romania.

The 325 square foot mini mart will be open six days a week to serve the military stationed in Romania.

“We were asked by Naval Support Facility (NSF) Romania if the NEX could set up a temporary store in warehouse space to support Sailors who are stationed at this isolated base,” said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi (Ret.), chief executive officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). “Our European District team, led by Frank Miller, answered the call and within 60 days built the store and opened with shelves stocked with product. This is a great example of how the NEX takes care of Sailors!”

Currently located in a storage area inside a high bay warehouse, NEX Romania will sell beverages, snack items, microwavable food, personal care items and stationary and mailing supplies. NEX Romania will also be offering barber/beauty haircuts as well as tailoring services.

“We’re very glad that with the support of NAVSUP Global Logistics, we were able to work with NEXCOM to bring a store to the base,” said Capt. Bill Garren, commanding officer of NSF Deveselu. “It will provide convenience to our Sailors who often work long shifts, and will give them access to favorite brands they miss from home.”

This store will serve our Sailors until the new 1,000 square foot store opens in fall 2015.

By Kristine M. Sturkie, Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs