The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Dickies will award an American Hero of the Year $25,000. All active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel and their family members are eligible to win. Nominations can consist of a video of less than five minutes, a photo and essay of up to 500 words or a standalone essay. The entries should detail how the nominee exemplifies hard work and determination, how they have shown courage in the face of adversity and what the nominee means to their family. Entries will be accepted through July 18. For more information, visit the Exchange website at www.shopmyexchange.com/customer-service/BecauseOfYou and click on the Dickies American Hero of the Year logo to access an application.
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