Story by Marisa Wolfe on 03/27/2019DALLAS The World Long Drive competition is debuting a qualifying event for military members starting this month with the help of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Army Installation Command (IMCOM).
Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard active-duty, Reserve and retired service members can enter to compete at one of 12 qualifying events for the Military Long Drive by visiting ShopMyExchange.com/Community or www.armymwr.com/MLD. The participating locations are Forts Jackson, Benning, Bliss, Hood, Lewis, Belvoir, Lee, Sill, Carson, Campbell, Bragg and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Competitions begin March 30 at Fort Jackson.
Winners of each location's competition will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Military Long Drive Competition championship at Fort Jackson on May 7 to compete for a chance to win $10,000 and automatic entrance into the Volvik World Long Drive in Thackerville, Okla., Sept. 3 to 4. The Exchange, along with several vendor partners, is sponsoring the Celebrating Service: Fort Jackson championship event, which will air live on the Golf Channel, while IMCOM will support in staging the event.
"The Exchange is excited to be sponsoring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Army Col. Collin Fortier, the Exchange's military community liaison. "We invite all eligible active-duty, Reserve and retired military members to sign up for this chance to compete against the world's best."
The Military Long Drive qualifying events and championship are opportunities for the military community to learn more about the Exchange's lifelong, tax-free online shopping benefit for all honorably discharged Veterans at ShopMyExchange.com. Veterans shopping military exchanges online have ordered more than 1.1 million items and saved more than $5 million in sales tax since the benefit launched Veteran's Day 2017. Veterans can visit http://bit.ly/VetForLife or more information.
For the Military Long Drive official rules and details, visit ShopMyExchange.com/Community or www.armymwr.com/MLD.
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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 http://www.ShopMyExchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
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