Exchange Wants to Hear Your Favorite Holiday Story

DALLAS – The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest.

Through Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of their favorite holiday stories. The winning entry will receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card with second and third place receiving $500 and $300 gift cards, respectively.

“From the Soldier coming back from deployment to spend his first holiday with a newborn to the Airman receiving a promotion in front of his family, there’s no doubt we’re going to receive many heartwarming stories,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor.

Essays can be sent to with “Storybook Essay” in the subject line and will be judged on creativity and the ability to inspire. Winners will be notified no later than Jan. 12, 2018.

Complete rules and details can be found at

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