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AAFES Patriot Family essay contest salutes military spouses

      DALLAS (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) -- The time has come to give recognition to those military spouses who have gone above and beyond to help deployed troops and their families.

Photo: Lt. Col. Dave Snead of Regional Training Center-North looks through the Spouse Appreciation Day offerings at Army Community Service at Fort McCoy with the assistance of Bryan Clarkin. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Lt. Col. Dave Snead of Regional Training Center-North looks through the Spouse Appreciation Day offerings at Army Community Service at Fort McCoy with the assistance of Bryan Clarkin. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

      The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is holding a Patriot Family Salutes the "Military Spouse" Calendar contest, which runs through July 28.

      Entrants are invited to write an essay of 300 words or less explaining what the nominee has done to support the military community during a deployment. Nominees must be authorized AAFES shoppers.

      The 12 winners will receive a $500 AAFES shopping spree and have their essays published, along with their photos, in a "Military Spouse" calendar that will be available at all AAFES Base Exchanges/Post Exchanges in early November.

      "I can't wait to read the entries," said AAFES' Chief Marketing Officer Richard Sheff. "This is a great opportunity to highlight the difference military families are making in their communities."

      A complete description of the "Military Spouse" contest rules can be found online at http://www.aafes.com/Patriot_Family/essay.asp.

      All entries must be postmarked or e-mailed to patriotfamily@aafes.com no later than July 28.          

      No purchase is necessary to win.

      More information in the Fort McCoy community is available by calling Army Community Service at (608) 388-3505.

 

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