Find your perfect match when you play the "Great Getaways" game at Authorized Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) patrons have an opportunity to win one of four all-inclusive "Great Getaways" vacation packages to an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC). To enter the "Great Getaways Vacation Sweepstakes", eligible patrons must visit, register for a chance to win and play the online memory-match game.

"We're excited about the revitalization of the 2012 Great Getaways Sweepstakes," said Kelly Jones, Senior Marketing Coordinator at Installation Management Command. Participants can play a 'match' game, pairing images of each AFRC resort, location, and fun activities available at the resort. "This year, we've incorporated an online memory-match game where players can learn fun facts and share their finds and scores via social media. While playing the game, players learn about all the great AFRC vacation destinations through 'Did You Know' fun-facts. It's a great way to virtually explore before you book your next AFRC Getaway," Jones said.

Whether strolling barefoot on the sands of Waikiki Beach, sightseeing historic European castles, shopping Seoul's exciting shopping district or visiting the enchanting Walt Disney Resort - Armed Forces Recreation Centers offer vacation getaways that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and new perspectives on great vacation getaways.

Dragon Hill Lodge and Resort (Korea), Hale Koa Hotel (Hawaii), Edelweiss Lodge and Resort (Germany), and Shades of Green (Florida) are Joint Service, world-class resorts that provide quality, wholesome, affordable, Family-oriented vacations for service members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and their Families, and other authorized patrons (including official travelers) of the Total Defense Force.

The "Great Getaways Sweepstakes", sponsored by GM Military Discount, will begin July 2 and run through August 31, 2012. Eligible patrons will be able to enter once per day at Installation Management Command (IMCOM), Family and MWR Programs will be awarding four grand prize vacation packages which include airfare, lodging accommodations and spending money.

AFRC's set the standard with resort hotel accommodations, restaurants and entertaining attractions -- all designed to create world-class vacations for service members and their Families in unique resort locations. To learn more, visit

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Kelly Jones


About Armed Forces Recreation Centers
Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resorts are affordable Joint Service facilities centrally-managed by the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs, and are located at ideal vacation destinations.
The AFRCs are Family and MWR facilities operated with a mission to provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for Army personnel, their families, and other members of the total Defense Force.

Providing high-quality, affordable resort-style facilities at the AFRCs is commensurate with the Chief of Staff, Army's philosophy that Soldiers are entitled to the same quality of life as the citizens they are pledged to defend. The Army continues to promote strong family values by providing the AFRCs; a reflection of our strong commitment to improved quality of life. AFRC room rates are affordable and based on rank, pay grade, duty status, room size, and/or room location.

Authorized users include active-duty military, retirees, currently employed and retired Department of Defense civilians, reservists, delayed entry recruits, and family members.


About the U.S. Army Installation Management Community:
IMCOM handles the day-to-day operations of U.S. Army installations around the globe -- We are the Army's Home. Army installations are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small city. Fire, police, public works, housing, and child-care are just some of the things IMCOM does in Army communities every day. We endeavor to provide a quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians and Families commensurate with their service. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitments of the Army Family Covenant, honor the sacrifices of military Families, and enable the Army Force Generation cycle.

Our Mission: Our mission is to provide Soldiers, Civilians and their Families with a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service.

Our Vision: Army installations are the Department of Defense standard for infrastructure quality and are the provider of consistent, quality services that are a force multiplier in supported organizations' mission accomplishment, and materially enhance Soldier, Civilian and Family well-being and readiness.

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