|By Tim Hipps,
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Public Affairs
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.
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.
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.
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
$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.
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,
is one entry per day.
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.
on the link on the Homepage also will take personnel to 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.