Exchange Honors Military Spouses with $5,000 Vacation Giveaway

Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 6 this year, but the Exchange will celebrate the contributions of military spouses all month by offering a chance to win a resort vacation package for two valued at more than $5,000

One lucky winner will have their pick of more than 2,000 resort locations worldwide, plus a Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 two-piece luggage set, a Sony a6000 digital camera bundle with two interchangeable lenses and camera and lens accessories, and a $2,500 Exchange gift card.

Four runners-up will each receive one $250 Firestone gift card. Overseas runners-up will receive a $250 Exchange gift card. 

The sweepstakes is part of the Exchange’s Because of You program, which has expanded in 2016 to celebrate military families as well as honor active-duty troops, allowing the Exchange to express gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

“Military spouses truly deserve their fair share of credit for their role in protecting our nation’s freedoms,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Managing a household, raising children, providing unending support for their partner – sometimes while their significant other is thousands of miles in a dangerous war zone – takes a toll only those who have experienced it can understand. That’s why the Exchange is proud to offer a chance to live the good life with a luxurious vacation for two at one of these top-tier resorts.”

Authorized shoppers 18 and older can enter the $5K Vacation Getaway Giveaway online from May 1-31 at Winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than June 19. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

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

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