[ The Real McCoy Online Home ]                                                                                                                     March 27, 2009

Armed Forces Recreation Centers 
getaway contest open

By Tim Hipps, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Public Affairs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31.

The grand prize includes a seven-night stay at one of five Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs), a luggage set, a digital camera, a set of golf clubs, and $2,500 for travel expenses. As many as four people may occupy the room.

The AFRCs are the Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii; Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea; Cape Henry Inn and Beach Club on Fort Story near Virginia Beach, Va.; and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.

Ten $100 winners will be randomly selected each month of the contest. $100 winners can only win once, but all monthly winners will be eligible for the grand prize, as well. Active-duty U.S. military personnel from all branches of Service, Reserve, National Guard, retirees, family members and Department of Defense civilians 18 and older are eligible for the contest.

Eligible patrons may enter online at the Web site http://www.afrcresorts.com or via a 3-by-5-inch card with name, address, telephone number and e-mail address sent to Great Getaways, PO Box 150304, Alexandria, VA, 22315.

Limit is one entry per day.

In the Fort McCoy community, eligible personnel can enter by going to the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com.

Clicking on the link on the Homepage also will take personnel to the registration site.

The sweepstakes is not open to employees or family members of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, or the contest sponsors, United Services Automobile Association and Stars & Stripes.


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