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ATWIND takes off Sunday

by Airman 1st Class Andrea Thacker
Thunderbolt editor

Prepare yourself to take flight Sunday when the Air Mobility Command begins its annual summer promotion, "Around the World in Ninety Days."

ATWIND is a virtual adventure around the world for all military personnel, retirees, Department of Defense, civilians and their family members. The goal is to increase awareness and participation in MacDill services, programs and activities. "The more you play, the better your chance to win; and the farther you travel, the bigger the prizes," said Tammy Zell, 6th Services Squadron marketing. "Look for ATWIND Master Events List at any 6th Services Squadron facility, Health and Wellness Center, Chapel, Education Center and Family Support Center."

To begin the virtual trip around the world, players need to set up an ATWIND account by calling the toll-free number or accessing the Web site located on the ATWIND game piece. Once players register an account, all they have to do is enter the free introductory number (9999-2003-999) or the number found on collected game pieces to become eligible to win. "ATWIND offers some great incentives while promoting quality services, programs and activities here at MacDill AFB." said Lt. Col Pat Dunn, 6th SVS commander. "The intent of ATWIND is to inform and encourage players to visit base facilities and programs, and we hope everyone will 'Get Into It.'"

Every player starts out at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. With each game piece earned, players can move closer to the next destination. The more destinations people travel to, the more prizes they are eligible to win. There are a total of five locations in which to travel.

At each of the five destination points, there will be a series of prizes players can win, but in order to become eligible to win the grand prizes, players must travel all the way around the world. Throughout the adventure, ATWIND players also have many opportunities to win instant prizes each time a game piece is logged on. This year's prizes include cash, vacation packages and more. In June, there will be one guaranteed winner from MacDill who will receive $1000! You can't win if you don't play!

ATWIND officially begins June 1 and continues through 31 August. The 6th Services Squadron will kick off the game with a "Welcome Home Troops & ATWIND Family Fun Day" on Wednesday, 4 June, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The picnic will take place at the Beach beside SeaScapes Restaurant and will offer complimentary food, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There will also be free hot air balloon rides, kid's water slide, face painter and moonwalk, DJ entertainment and beach music, non-stop door prizes, a special grand prize drawing at 2:00 p.m., interactive animal displays, ATWIND game pieces & log on stations. So…get out there and "Get Into It" and may the best traveler win!

 

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