Treat yourself! Misawa Exchange rewarding military brats who ‘Purple Up’ with free treats on April 18

by Satsuki Iwasawa, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
Stripes Japan

Misawa AFB – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!

On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Misawa will celebrate Purple Up Day, a worldwide recognition of the strength and sacrifice of military children, by offering free treats to any child who wears purple to participating Exchange restaurants.

“With frequent moves, parental deployments and an ever-changing peer group, being a military brat can be difficult,” said Exchange General Manager Kristopher A. Edkin. “The resiliency of military children amid such challenges is an inspiration, and the Fort Bliss Exchange salutes their service on Purple Up Day.”

Any child 18 years old or younger who wears purple is eligible to receive a free treat while supplies last. Treats vary by location and may come in the form of a side, fountain drink, dessert or other item. Offer valid April 18 only. Participating Misawa Exchange restaurants include:

· Taco Bell – free cinnamon twist

· Pizza Hut – free apple pie

· Charley’s Philly Steaks – free small lemonade

· BK – free ice cream cone

· Subway – free two cookies

· Baskin Robbins – free kid’s cone

· Dunkin’ Donuts – free donut

· Popeyes – free tender strip

· Anthony’s Pizza – free small soft drink

Purple Up Day is held annually during Month of the Military Child, which recognizes the contributions of Warfighters’ children to the armed forces community. The color purple symbolizes the combined colors of all military branches: Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, Coast Guard blue and Air Force blue.

To learn about other Month of the Military Child events coming to the Misawa Exchange. For information on the Exchange’s worldwide Month of the Military Child initiatives, including sweepstakes and special offers, visit

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