DALLAS – Soldiers will put their gaming skills on center stage for the world to see at TwitchCon 2019 on Sept. 27 thanks to a partnership among the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Army Entertainment, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Program, and the Army National Guard.
“The Exchange is proud to support the Soldiers who are headed to TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego,” said Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Throughout the qualifying events, the Exchange has been with them every step of the way, including support of the Army Entertainment’s Twitch channel.”
The Soldiers won qualifying “Street Fighter V” tournaments at installations and Army National Guard armories around the world this spring and summer. The qualifiers were part of IMCOM Family and MWR’s effort to provide opportunities for Soldiers to recharge, reduce stress and promote esprit de corps.
Soldiers will kick off TwitchCon on the main stage Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST, with the contests broadcast on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/armyentertainment. Players and their qualifiers include:
- Private 1st Class Raymond Lee Moore Jr., U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria
- 1st Lt. Ryan Deopante, Fort Bliss
- Sgt. Dominic S. Ramirez , Colorado
- Staff Sgt. Edwin Lopez, Fort Gordon
- Staff Sgt. Christopher Hicks, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
- Staff Sgt. Jarrod Stegall, Fort Lee
- Staff Sgt. Andreius Harding, Nashville
- Spc. Viet Michael Khuc, Fort Riley
- Spc. Jaret Rosenbaum, Fort Wainwright
- Sgt. First Class Cris Brown, Camp Mabry
- Spc. Keenan Reed, Washington, D.C.
The “Street Fighter V” tournaments and TwitchCon appearance are part of an ongoing effort of IMCOM Family and MWR to provide healthy recreational and leisure activities for Soldiers while building skills they can utilize while serving our nation. Soldiers contribute to the Army mission in a variety of career fields that draw on gaming skills, from technological support to digital security and more.
The Exchange will be at TwitchCon to celebrate with the service members as well as share its mission of serving those who serve and information about how Veterans can shop online tax-free for life.
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About the Army & Air Force Exchange Service
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 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 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 http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
About the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
We are “the Army’s home.” Army installations require the same types of programs and services found in any small city. IMCOM manages the day-to-day operations of our Army communities such as emergency response teams, housing, utilities and maintenance, parks and recreation and childcare. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitment to honor the sacrifice and service of military Families, while enabling readiness for a self-reliant and globally-responsive all-volunteer Army.
Family and MWR programs address the needs of today’s warfighter. The outcomes – well-adjusted, fit and resilient Soldiers and Families are fundamental to the Army mission.
For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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