Who’s Your Real-Life Superhero? Let the Exchange Know for a Chance at $10,000 in Prizes

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Who’s Your Real-Life Superhero? Let the Exchange Know for a Chance at $10,000 in Prizes

by: Kaura Peres | .
published: August 26, 2016

KADENA AB – Day in and day out, military personnel and their families have real-life proof that superheroes exist. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Hasbro and Lindt Chocolatier are giving military shoppers a chance to tell about their real-life superheroes for their share of $10,000 in prizes, part of the Exchange’s yearlong Because of You Program.

In the Who’s My Superhero And Why contest, which runs from Sept. 1 to 30, Exchange shoppers can submit an essay and photo about their real-life superhero. Ten winners will each receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card.

The worldwide essay contest is part of the Exchange’s 2016 Because of You program, which celebrates military families and honors active-duty troops, allowing the Exchange to express gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

“To find true heroism, we need to look no further than our service members and their families,” said Kadena Main Exchange Store Manager Ann Yi. “Military service members and their families know better than anyone that superheroes do exist. While this contest is worldwide, I encourage all Okinawa shoppers to share stories for a chance at a prize.”  

To enter, authorized Exchange shoppers 18 and older can send essays of 200 words or less to sweepstakes@aafes.com. A photo of the real-life hero must accompany the essay.
Entries must also include the contestant’s full name with middle initial; sponsor’s name, rank and branch of service; date of birth; mailing address; email address; and phone number.
Entries are limited to one per person. Winners of the Who’s My Superhero And Why essay contest will be notified by Oct. 30.

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

Media Notes:
For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact KAURA PERES, 050-5865-3100 or pereskn@aafes.com.