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Exchange Shoppers Rock Romance

Monday, February 7th, 2011

RELEASE DATE: January 2011

Exchange Shoppers Rock Romance


DALLAS – The Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Patriot Family Connection is getting a good laugh at all the comical love stories that bring military couples together in the “Romance Rocks” contest.

If there was an allergic reaction to chocolates or a hair on fire moment where love came to the rescue, this is the time it may finally pay off.

Now through March 4, military shoppers can submit an essay of their most bizarre and comical love and romance story for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000.

Essays must be 500 words or less and include name, address, contact information, rank or occupation as well as name of the closet Army or Air Force Exchange.

“Each love story is different; some are romantic and others are outrageously funny,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Virgil Williams. “Considering the unique circumstances Exchange shoppers often face, we are expecting some really interesting dispatches.”

The “Romance Rocks” contest is open to military members and military ID card holders 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  

Stories will be based on upon uniqueness and ability to express a humorous or interesting story of love and romance. Subjects in the story need to be tied to the military, either having served, currently serving or supporting the Military in some capacity.

Essays can be sent to [email protected].

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