Military Shoppers Can Win Chance to Fire Up the Grill with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

DALLAS – It’s the time of the year for resolutions, and military exchanges and the commissary are teaming up to encourage families to get fit in 2019.

From now through Jan. 31, military shoppers are invited to submit an essay on how their family is choosing to get healthy in the new year and how their local exchange and commissary are helping them achieve their goals. The winning family will enjoy a cookout with chef Robert Irvine, known for his Food Network programs, including “Dinner: Impossible,” “Chopped” and “Restaurant: Impossible.”

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Service Command, Marine Corps Exchange, Coast Guard Exchange and the Defense Commissary Agency are proud partners in helping military service members take steps to improve their health and wellbeing, allowing for greater readiness and resiliency. The contest is an example of the agencies working together to provide added value to military communities around the world.

To enter the contest, shoppers should submit their essays of 500 words orfewer at by Jan. 31. Entries are limited to one per family.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


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