Local

July 25, 2014

Main Gate Express hosts dog dress up contest

Tags:
Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Monica Card, Fort Huachuca Main Gate Express store manager, awards Gunner, first place in the Main Gate Express’ “Most Patriotic Dog” contest. The event took place outside the store Saturday.

 
Pet owners and their four-legged friends showed off their red, white and blue spirit Saturday participating in the “Most Patriotic Dog” dress up contest held by the Main Gate Express.

Monica Card, Fort Huachuca Main Gate Express store manager and event coordinator explained that the contest is a continuance of celebrating Independence Day. She added that activities like this one remind customers of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s, AAFES’, promotions through the end of July.

For pet parents like Jamie Kinsey, the contest was ideal for her dog Gunner. According to the military dependent, it gave her dog some time out of the house and a chance to interact with other dogs while Tompkins Dog Park in Sierra Vista was closed temporarily for maintenance. Gunner was the big winner of the day, taking first place for his Uncle Sam-inspired outfit.

Six dogs competed in the show for “best patriotism.” First, second and third place medals were awarded along with AAFES gift cards. Runners-up did not go home empty handed receiving dog-oriented gift bags.

Adding to the patriotic theme, hot dogs, snacks and beverages were available for purchase. Children’s activities were also on hand for Family entertainment.
 
AAFES-Dog-Contest-7_2014.7




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
photo-2

USAEPG responds to Army radio test needs

A dismounted tester and a Humvee with the SRW-A radio mounted inside collect evaluation data on the radio is shown with the Huachuca Mountains in the background on Dec. 12. The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, USAEPG, recen...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Army puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

U.S. Army photo The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the Army’s largest unmanned aircraft system in the inventory, recently underwent follow-on test and evaluation, which culminated June 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Cal...
 
 
Natalie Lakosil

HT-JCOE commanders change during June 19 ceremony

From left, outgoing Commander Col. John Boucher, Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; and incoming C...
 

 

BLM Jackson Hotshots hosted at Fort Huachuca for portion of 2015 fire season

TUCSON, Ariz. — The only Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hotshot firefighting crew east of the Mississippi River will be based in southern Arizona for a portion of the 2015 fire season. The 20-member Jackson Hotshot crew from Jackson, Miss. will be housed in the Sierra Vista community thanks to a partnership between BLM and...
 
 

Fort Huachuca Exchange partners with Sears for savings

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with Sears to offer military shoppers special savings on cleaning, home improvement and repair services. Fort Huachuca Exchange shoppers can now receive special offers on cleaning services including: carpets, upholstery, protector and deodorizer for carpet and upholstery, title and grout, air ducts, dryer vents and...
 
 
Mike Williams

Monsoon season is here — use caution when going outdoors

Mike Williams Water races across the road near the Bonnie Blink housing area on post during a monsoon storm last summer. Before crossing, be sure your vehicle has the clearance to make it through a wash if it has water in it. E...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>