AAFES Names ‘Home For the Holidays’ Sweepstakes Winners

Editor’s Note: This release was edited by Larry Lapka

AAFES Names ‘Home For the Holidays’ Sweepstakes Winners • DALLAS

A military member from each of the five service branches won $5,000 each by using their Military Star Card in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s (AAFES) “Home for the Holidays” sweepstakes.

“Our military heroes often spend important holidays away from their loved ones in service to their country,” said Tommy Ward, Exchange Credit Program senior vice president. “It’s an honor for Military Star to give these five heroes extra financial support during the holidays.”


According to AAFES, the sweepstakes garnered more than 46,000 entries. Shoppers who used their Military Star Card to make two purchases from any military exchange (including online through ShopMyExchange.com, myNavyExchange.com, ShopCGX.com) and Exchange concessionaires, or at participating Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities, plus two purchases at any commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), were automatically entered to win.

The winners were Army Sgt. William Maldonado, who serves in the Charlie Company 1-52 General Support Aviation Battalion at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Air Force SSgt. Melissa Khalil, Presidio of Monterey. Calif.; Navy Veteran David Shinn, Robins AFB, Ga.; Marine Corps Sgt. Eric Proud II, MCAS Yuma, Ariz.; and

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Robert McLaughlin, JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

“You can’t go wrong using the card,” said Maldonado, who has served in the Army for almost four years. “It’s super convenient.”

The Military Star Card is an exclusive line of credit for service members and their families to use at exchanges and commissaries, no matter where they serve. The card is administered by AAFES.

Source: AAFES

Edited by Larry Lapka

A military member from each of the five service branches won $5,000 in AAFES’s “Home for the Holidays” sweepstakes. Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Installation Commander Col. Christopher Ruga (left) and Fort Wainwright Exchange General Manager (GM) Gloria Sylvia present Army Sgt. William Maldonado with his prize at the Fort Wainwright Exchange.

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