In observance of Black History Month, commissary and exchange patrons will be eligible to enter a social media contest that honors the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen commander, Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., who would later become the Air Force’s first three-star general.
Through the “Share Your Service Story” contest, sponsored by Coca-Cola in partnership with the USO and Mondelēz International, authorized commissary and exchange patrons can tell their military service story or that of a family member for a chance to win one $5,000 scholarship or one of three $1,000 scholarships. Winners may transfer their prize to a family member or other person. For more information on contest rules, go to Coca-Cola’s “Tell Us Your Story.”
To enter, authorized participants must submit their stories on either Twitter or Instagram from Jan. 30 to March 2. The submission must include a photo or video (maximum two minutes in length) using the hashtag #ShareYourServiceStoryContest . Military resale patrons will see contest displays in their local commissaries and exchanges.
“Gen. Davis’ historic career is an inspiration to us all, being the commander of the illustrious Tuskegee Airmen and the military’s second African-American general,” said Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal, senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director. “It’s an honor for us to engage in a program that acknowledges him and his pilots, and allows our military community to share their service stories and compete for scholarships.”