Exchange celebrates Army’s 245th birthday by giving away more than $5,400 in prizes

Exchange celebrates Army’s 245th birthday by giving away more than $5,400 in prizes

by Sabrina Beal
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA  – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is wishing the United States Army a happy 245th birthday by giving away more than $5,400 in tactical gear.

From June 12 through July 9, authorized Exchange shoppers at Camp Foster and installations worldwide can enter the Army Birthday sweepstakes for the chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • Sawfly Ballistic Eyewear system (one of 10)
  • Mercury Tactical Gear Campaign Deployment Pack (one of 10)
  • 5.11 Havoc 30 backpack (one of 10)
  • Valor Ballistic glasses (one of 10)
  • Multicam 300 lumen headlamp (one of 10)
  • Petzl TACTIKKA+ RGB headlamp (one of 10)
  • Universal gun care kit (one of 20)
  • All-weather pen (one of 20)
  • Tactical cooling towel (one of 20)

“With 85% of associates sharing a military connection, the Exchange is family serving family,” said Camp Foster Exchange Sales Area Manager Coley Soderlund. “It is an honor to serve those who serve, and the Exchange salutes the world’s greatest Army for 245 years bravely defending this great Nation.”

Shoppers can visit for rules and an online entry form. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The drawing will take place on or about July 17.

Honorably discharged Veterans who have verified their eligibility to shop the Exchange online can enter the sweepstakes, too. Veterans can find out more on the Exchange’s community Hub page at

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