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FORT HOOD – Everybody thinks their animal companion is the cutest. Now, military pet owners at Fort Hood can show off their big dogs or top cats with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Hills Pet Nutrition Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Photo Contest.

From May 1-31, military shoppers at Fort Hood can submit a patriotically themed photo of their pet or pets—whether they be furry, feathered or scaly—at for a chance to win $3,000 in Exchange gift cards.

Two grand-prize winners will receive a $500 Exchange gift card, while eight runners-up will receive $250 Exchange gift cards.

“Pets can be a great source of comfort and support for Warfighters and their families,” said Fort Hood Exchange main store manager Teresa Palu. “The Patriot Pet Just Say ‘Treat’ Photo Contest is the Exchange’s way of celebrating these very special members of the military family—and giving their owners a chance to win an Exchange gift card on the side.”

Entries must include the pet’s name, entrant’s legal first and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number and their local Exchange. Photos must be submitted as-is without computer enhancement. All entries must be submitted online.

All authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years or older can enter, including honorably discharged Veterans who have verified their eligibility to shop the Exchange online. Veterans can visit for more information. Complete contest rules can be found at

Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Central time May 31. Winners will be selected on or around June 15.



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 $2.2 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 or follow us on Twitter at


Media Notes: For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Trey Williams, 254-289-5967 or [email protected]